Sunday, April 10, 2011

more jet-setting. Part 1.

The first part of my journey to Calgary, Alberta started by going to Montreal.  Such is the way of airlines:  I want to go here.  Ok, so go somewhere else first. We want you to pay for 2 flights. sigh, ok.

This is view from my window on the way to Montreal.
I think it's so incredible to be above the clouds!  It's always exciting to me.

Flying in to Montreal.

This friendly little guy greeted me once I got in to the Montreal airport.  So kind.

My luggage, in case you were wondering. (get it? in case?!)                                        The polka dot luggage was lent to my by my good friend P, it was very handy because I could easily identify it on the luggage belt. My carry-on was the ghettoblaster bag; I   heart it.  Lastly my purse, a gift from my sister, isn't huge but magically holds everything!  It's perfect to travel with.
The flight from Montreal to Calgary wasn't bad, but it felt a little long.  I watched 2 movies!
The King's Speech was excellent.  
Colin Firth was, of course, brilliant and Geoffrey Rush blew me away!  

The 2nd movie I watched I had seen before, a long time ago.  Did you ever see "Everyone Says I Love You"?  It's a Woody Allen musical with Goldie Hawn, Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts, Edward Norton, and a very young Natalie Portman.  It's a fun romp.

Just before landing in Calgary I saw something out the window.  This little bright sliver and it seemed we were coming down over was the moon!  This picture doesn't do it justice (top right dot), but it was soo cool to feel like I was flying over the moon.  

Now I simply must give you a glimpse of the Calgary airport.  

It's full of little vignettes of Alberta's culture perched on every baggage carousel.  I've never seen an airport like this.
Aquatic Rescue.  These are life size scale.

Spruce meadows.

"Preserving And Promoting Western Heritage And Values"

Seriously, have you ever seen displays like this at an airport?
There were a lot more, but I didn't have time to photograph all of them.

This is a waterfall wall.  It sounds lovely.

And a waterfall that flows into a wishing well!

there is even a children's play area.

This poster entitled "Mavericks" made me think of Sarah Palin.  The tagline on the bottom is "they dreamed and dared to build Alberta."  I'm sure she would say the same about Alaska.
Sarah would probably dig the Calgary Stampede.  Apparently she did visit Calgary in March 2010.  
If you care for the details you can read an article by the Calgary Herald titled 
"Sarah Palin heads north. Er, south. Er, to Calgary"

Stay tuned for Part 2 where we go to Banff and take a gondola ride up the rocky mountains!

ps. this blogger does not endorse Sarah Palin for any sort of elected office, including but no limited to, president of, but not limited to, the United States of America.  Tina Fey, on the other hand, has my full support on any and all political ventures she might pursue.


  1. I love it! Tina Fey all the way! The Olympic Oval in Montreal, I could see it in your photo! I was there!!!

  2. you are the funniest thing I have had the pleasure to read in a long time. I wonder why you don't have millions of followers.


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