Stampede season begins...


The stampede parade starts in a few minutes, so it's officially Stampede Season. The Canadian Forces just buzzed the UCalgary campus with what sounded like a CF-18 - I couldn't see it, but that's the only thing it could have been. They have one down on the grounds for display - having to drive it through city streets at 2am the other night to get it downtown. It would have been kind of surprising to look in your rear view mirror, and see a CF-18 pulling up behind you...

The fighter must be circling until the parade starts, because it just blew by again. That would be a fun ride. They fly them in from Cold Lake to buzz the parade.

I won't be at the parade. Too much project stuff to do, and too many peaple down there. And, my Dad's not in it this year. We will likely avoid going down to the grounds at all this year as well - way too many people to make that much fun with a 3-year-old.

Update: It may have been The Snowbirds, rather than a CF-18. Still pretty loud, though...

The Stampede Grounds, seen from the top of the Calgary Tower


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