Sunday, July 25, 2010

First Stop: Calgary

After splitting with my family in Regina, Pat & I made our way towards Calgary. It was late & Pat had been driving a long time, so we stopped in Medicine Hat Saturday night. We continued on to Calgary, refreshed, the next day. Our hotel there, Hotel Arts, was stunning! The lobby was incredibly beautiful, with original mixed-media artwork & glass walls facing an inner courtyard with a shallow swimming pool. The hallway upstairs had colourful blown-glass light fixtures (unfortunately, I didn't write down the artist's name). Our room was modern & sophisticated:
I really liked the colour palette. I also liked how the carpeting matched well with the tiles in the bathroom. The beds & pillows were super comfy too.
A great sink & fixtures in the bathroom:
The bedside tables were really neat. The top was glass with strips of bamboo & inside there was a light. A nice warm glow really set the mood:
We had a great view from our balcony - you can just see the Calgary tower peaking over the buildings:
We didn't do much sight-seeing while we were in Calgary: we were only there for a night. One of my University friends is in Calgary for Med school, so I met up with her at the Stampede.
Yep, we were in Calgary for the Stampede. We saw a free concert Sunday night (the Barenaked Ladies - surprisingly good!) & had free pancakes for breakfast the next morning. It was great to catch up with my friend & see what the Stampede is all about. I even picked up a cowboy hat for the evening:
Ha! No, I didn't wear the hat when I went horseback riding a few days later - but more on that in a future post!

1 comment:

nikid said...

Looks like a wonderful start to your trip!!! Like the hat!! Your hotel room looked neat too!!