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First proper day

Gosh, I've just been typing up the previous days and it's taken me forever. Hopefully this one will be a little more concise.

Friday

So today we woke up and got ready for 9 or 10 am. Awful night's sleep due to intense snoring from two guys, one of which had a cold. YAY! Didn't feel like breakfast so we headed straight for the C transit along 7th Av aiming for this big outdoor store called Mountain Co-op Equipment, so Mark could buy his sleeping bag, 60L rucksack etc. Was a massive mission since we couldn't figure out the road system but it was cool to see the area even if there were one too many detours. P1010021.jpg
There are so many skyscrapers here! I didn't realise this would be so. I'm constantly craning my neck in awe.
Next we wanted to pick up our tickets from the box office for our Hockey match that evening. Stopping off at a Smoothie place on the way (I'm officially addicted, plus it's the only way I'll get in my 5-a-day Mum). P1010031.jpg TWO HOURS LATER, haha, we managed to locate the Pengrowth Saddledome, home to the Calgary Flames NHL hockey team (major league, professionals), and the Calgary Hitmen WHL (junior league, amateurs). This was located within Stampede Park, which is the site on which the Calgary Stampede takes place... this major tourist attraction every July that draws millions of people worldwide, so it was cool to look around there.
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Came home. At about 1 pm for lunch. We were lazy so we ordered pizza. 15" pepperoni. EPIC. Literally about 5cm thick, and we have used that pizza for 4 meals since! No lie!

Then off to the hockey match. OFMSDIUERHJFDOSIJADKPSFKNOSPFE IT WAS AWESOMEEEEEEEE! ONE row away from the front, ONE ROW!?!?! Arghhhh, and of course everything was completely dramatised cause of how seriously they take their sport. The hockey players skate on to metal music and disco lights, while some booming Canadian voice hypes up the crowd. There was the Canadian National anthem and various events to fill the intermissions. P1010145.jpg
We lost 6-3 to the Brandon Wheat Kings in the last third, when we were winning throughout before that. Bad times. So many fights! So many slamming of bodies against the plastic guards infront of the crowd. I was in my element! "Let's gooo Hit-men!".
Argh, I wanna go again soon!

Came home, and took a detour through some trees with pretty lights on. Then I saw these Roman looking arches, and it was so late so we nearly didn't have a look but we thought seeing as we were in the area...
It was an ice skating rink! In the middle of the city, amongst all the sky scrapers and traffic. This white circle of tranquility, with all these local skaters skating through the night.
This woman offered me her boots, so I got to go on! It was so amazing.
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Anyways gotta go, in a rush,
bye
x

Posted by KatieG11 22:07 Archived in Canada Tagged backpacking

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hey babes! Really enjoying your travel blog;feellike we're there with you. Take care,love ya! Mum and Dad xxxxxxx

by KatieG11

Nana and I have just read all your blogs to date. She is amazed at how we are communicating You're a natural for journalism! We've had a good laugh at your adventures so far and it's great to hear you're coping so well and enjoying everything as each new adventure unfolds. I get updates to my e-mail every time you add an entry so will be sharing your adventures with Kieran and Jen, who both send their love. Kieran had a good birthday today (17). Nana and I had a lovely afternoon in the sunshine at Wollaton Park and Nottingham University campus, with lunch in the Lakeside cafe, watching the birds skate on the ice. lol!!(Hope you understand what this means- only joking - just trying to be cool)
Take care
Love form all of us xxx

by Lyn and Nana

Kate, have you considered doing an english degree? lols. I know we did chat about this, but I really am enjoying your writting skills as your rents are. Can't believe I hadn't really realised until today to check your blog haha!! what a douche. Also read your letter on thurs, loved it :)xxxxxxxx

by Natalie H

This all sounds amazing, I am ridiculously jealous Kaydence! I suddenly miss you 34567890 X more than I already did! I would give anything to be where you are, instead of boring ol' England :| So happy it's turning out well though! Love you xxxx

by Gemma

Alright matey,
I've just got your address from face book so I'll be sending a letter your way. Great to be reading your adventure, the snow looks amazing up there. Love you loads kate.

xxxxx

by Haylz

wow kate all sounds great,love the hat as well,hope your settled in ok and getting on with your washing!!!had problem with e mail but all sorted now so will look out with enthusiasm for any messages,all honkey dorey here,trying to encourage andrew to follow in your footsteps,great experience for you but im a persistant woman and ill keep plugging your adventures,take care lv you lots ang xxxxxxxxxxxxx

by angela

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