Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Instead, I was bundled up like a snowman watching the CFL western semi-final game in an outdoor arena. It was so cold that every time there was a stoppage in play (which in football happens about every 30 seconds) the players would jump up and down to keep warm. The super tough Saskatchewan Roughriders team didn't even have long sleeved shirts on under their jerseys. We Canadians are pretty stoic when it comes to winter, and some (me included) actually like the chill and the snow. But it was simply too cold and we left in the fourth quarter, even though it was a good, close game and Calgary/Saskatchewan games are always hard fought. Alas, the home team lost and next week's Grey Cup will be between Saskatchewan and Montreal. Go Riders! And now, my poor, aching knees are burning with the fires of a thousand suns to remind me of it.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Sunday, November 07, 2010
When we reached our first, somewhat rustic hotel, I discovered that there was no fridge in the room and the bottled water was $7.00 US for a small bottle. I may have miscalculated this badly. It may be that away from the major resorts, bottled water is rare and expensive. After supper, we went out to the town and found that the little bodegas sold bottled water for prices much cheaper than even at home. We stocked up, and although we couldn't keep it very cold it was fine for our needs.