Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Motorcycle Show

Local Time: Saturday, January 6, 2007

Well, we went to the motorcycle show to drool over the new flashy bikes that are available to people with too much money.

Want to see?

They have this show every year in Vancouver, Calgary , Edmonton and Toronto. They trot out the newest bikes, local dealers show up, sometimes there are deals on riding gear.

I always go every year and look for any local motorcycle riding instructors who have advanced rider courses. Since I am new to Calgary, I was particularly interested this year.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

The Search For A Yogurt Maker

Date: January 2, 2007

Well, I just moved to Calgary, and I thought I'd make some notes on the things I see. Well, actually, I found out when I was travelling last year that I just like having a blog, so here it goes.

I've been trying to find a yogurt maker. Seemed like a fairly straight forward proposition to me. The Bay doesn't have them, Zellars, Community Foods, Williams-Sonoma, London Drugs, Home Outfitters. However, someone at Home Outfitters mentioned a place called the Complete Cook. I found a phone number on the web, and Val and I made a trip down to Anderson C-Train station, which is close to where the lady on the phone said they were located.

They did have one, but it was of the variety with several different cups. I'd rather get one with a single bowl, so the search continues.

However, since we were in the area, we dropped in on Springbank Cheese. Wow, nice place. Lots of cheese. I like cheese.

After that, late lunch at an Italian place called Chianti. I had the Fetuccini Supremo. Wow, a cream sauce with scallops and smoked salmon. That's great.