Monday, June 20, 2005
This weekend was the annual BC Cup (Aussie Rules - Vancouver, Burnaby, Seattle, Victoria, and Alberta). The Alberta team was pretty much a Calgary affair, although five Red Deer guys did come along.
So anyway, Thursday and Friday were lost to the drive out (a lot of fun, if slightly cramped), Saturday was game day, and Sunday was doing touristy stuff, including riding in a convertible around Stanley Park, and taking a quick ferry ride from Granville Island to downtown.
We spent Thursday night in Kelowna, and I caught up with one of my many friends named Dan. We've exchanged group emails and instant message conversations over the last few years, but it's not quite the same as sitting down and talking. He'll be in town for Stampede, and I'll probably try and get to Kelowna for a weekend at some point this "summer"
We won the tournament thanks to point countback, since both Seattle and the mighty Roos went 3-0. This brought the coveted BC cup (an old boot on top of a wooden box) to back its rightful home at the Flying Emu. Overall, I did my usual small bit for the team, without embarassing myself too much. Being out-sprinted to the ball by a 15 year old (twice) was a little bit frustrating, but he probably weighed about half what I do. Which, by the way, thanks to a friendly Westjet check in lady, I now know is 204 pounds (just over 92kg I think).
So I'm back in Calgary, and it's good to be back. I like it more than Vancouver (which is a little backwards, since Vancouver is supposed to be one of the greatest cities in the world, and Calgary is a cowboy-hat wearing provincial town grown large - but that's just the way I am really).
It's sunny today for a change - the recent rain caused flooding in parts of Calgary, which is not particularly normal for a semi-arid / desert city.
I'm going to go have a nap.
I'm here in Christchurch for ten days before heading back to the States. Figured I'd drop you a comment.