We awoke to low cloud and steady rain and it stayed with us as we drove just over 100km to Calgary for some shopping at the Chinook Mall. The forecast was for rain periods and 13 degrees Celsius. We arrived a little before midday wandered for a while, had lunch in the food court and then headed off for more shopping. This was wearing thin with Lance and myself so we went to the bowling alley and told the girls to meet us there when they were finished shopping.
This was bowling Canadian style with 5 pins not 10 like we have at home. Of course we had to have a go. I had done it once before a very long time ago when we lived in Toronto. It was new to Lance. The ball has no finger holes and is around the size of a large softball. The 5 pins are arranged like the 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6 pins if you are familiar with tenpin bowling, but they are spaced a little further apart to stretch across the lane. Lance won the first two games narrowly and I won the third. They sell the lanes by the hour and we were half way through our 4th game when our hour expired. Just as well, Lance was in front.
We found our way back to Canmore without too much trouble. We had a few light showers on the way back but nothing compared to our drive this morning. Now it is time to pack our cases and get ready for our trip home.
We have our bottle of Tahbilk Shiraz open and it is going down well. We will eat at the Vietnamese Restaurant downstairs in an hour or so. You are not permitted to take wine to a restaurant in Alberta. You drink their wine or nothing. So we have to drink it now damn it. I didn’t take any photos today as most of my time was driving and inside the shopping centre. I have one photo of the 5 pin bowling lanes and a few of the suite.
There will be one last log entry tomorrow… or the day after.