July, as you must know by now, is full of Stampede action from the first Friday to the second Sunday. Later in the month I attended a wedding in beautiful Waterton Lakes. Don't forget the Other Stuff section at the bottom of the post!
|We need us a cowboy to fill these boots!|
Warming up my drinking arm for Stampede by applying the Six Pack ring, or otherwise known as the Duck Strangler at Trolley 5.
|Press that six pack|
|Station 1 the toughest of them all as you|
have to feed 3 cans every 12 seconds.
|Station 2 the easiest of them all. Weigh the|
cans to make sure you are with in the range.
|Brewer Erick in the rubber boots|
|Half of our 2400 beers canned!|
This Stampede was one of the best as you could really feel people were getting back on their feet after a few slow years in the Oil and Gas driven city.
All you can drink and eat from 11 am to 2 am at the National on 8th ave. Thank you CES!
|Sheep dogs and no one cares|
|Focused on other things|
|Keisha, Me, Nicole, Dale, Peter, Bert, James?|
Tuesday Pipeworx and Knoxville's for Brett Kissel which was a fantastic day and night and show!
|Chris and Me, hey they only had one horse|
|Just like my bar at home...|
|Hey for free samples...|
|Outstanding Originals and|
Covers! Alberta boy.
Wednesday Cowboys and Steven Tyler, wow. Got a last minute ticket on Kjiji for $10 and walked straight in. Other's paid $100 for a ticket!
|These hats have been around for|
over 16 years! Originals!
"Dream on" sample.
|Here we go|
|Hey lady, it's Steven F'ing Tyler...|
|There he is. How does he still have long|
hair in his 70s...?
Second Friday Second Annual Stampede Bub (Bicycle Pub) Crawl!
Not for the faint of heart 7 bars in 7 hours ending when the Wild Horse closed!
|Staring gang at Bottle Screw Bill's|
|Kilted Pete got a lot of attention|
|And not for his Bull riding skill|
|Wild Horse from 8pm to 2am!|
Saturday started less Stampedy and ended at the Wild Horse again after I rode home tipsy to get cowboyed up and return to downtown all with in 1.25 hours! That's 10 km of riding a bike home, showering, changing and then training back to the city centre to meet Steve who did the same!
|Banded Peak the 3 stop on the Brewery Crawl|
|OMG! Paddy's Barbeque and Brewery|
|New Buddy Steve! Stay tuned for|
Cabin Brewery opening!
|Wild Horse again|
Stampede 2018 Done!
Off to the spectacular Waterton Lakes National Park for a wedding. Congrats Kate and Derek.
Wedding, nice little bars, golf, spectacular views, great accommodation...what more could you want.
Drove down through the windy Southwest Alberta to get to Waterton for my first time ever. Stopped to enjoy this altered sign in Brocket (made famous by a mock radio show in the 80's).
|What's that say???|
|Windy equals Windmills!|
|Spectacular road to Waterton|
|Look at these bike guys|
|The lake and Prince of Wales Hotel|
I was so intrigued by both creatures
as we watched the wedding rehearsal
|Waterton Lakes Lodge Resort|
Nice digs for the Wedding which was only steps away, actually everything in the town is only steps away.
|Rehearsal, looks like a good spot|
|Little round of golf at the only course|
|What more do you need...|
|Makes the hangover easier|
Prince of Wales Hotel, quite amazing really.
|Blow away! Literally and Figuratively|
|Looking down to the town|
The damage on the roof is from the
fire ambers last summer.
Video from inside the Prince of Wales Hotel
|There's cougars in town|
|Damn straight there's cougars in town|
This ring bearer is going to be a sloppy
|Nice to meet you|
Disaster of a room after all the girls got changed here. I couldn't believe it. The only thing that topped this was Derek's Lawyer, Prostitute Joke in his speech.
|Derek, Bonny, Kate|
|I can't believe you told that joke...|
England shoot out against Colombia to move to the final 8 teams of the World Cup 2018. The Colombians were scared to cheer, which is not how they are in South America!
|Still got it...earring hole that is|