Monday, July 19, 2010

Cowboy Up at Calgary Stampede

Isa and I are cowboy-ing it up in Canada!!

We were sent up here to the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth" with Del Sol. We had two stores, one set up in the Grandstand (where they hold the rodeo, chuck wagon races, and evening performance and fireworks) and the other in an expo-type building called BMO. Working at the Grandstand gave us access to all the rodeos and performances for free.

Now normally when we work at Del Sol, we wear shorts and t-shirts. But the Stampede Board took one look at us the first day and decided that we weren't "cowboy enough" to work there, and they told us we needed to change. So we did:

That's right: I bought a big ol' belt buckle and a cowboy hat. And that's a $150 authentic Wrangler shirt I'm wearing (I didn't buy that, I just put it on in the store). :)

It's a different world up here, but it's fun and we're loving the experience. Hope you're all having fun down in the states.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Isa and I used our Key to the City to cross the George Washington Bridge today. The bridge is open to the public all the time, so the key didn't actually allow us to go anywhere you normally wouldn't be allowed (which is too bad, it would have been cool to climb up the cables):

The key just opened a lock on an already open gate. We could shut the gate and lock it with our key, which would have been a little funny to watch the bikers crash into it. But we decided not to do it. We actually knew going into it that the key wouldn't give us any special powers, but it was a gorgeous day and we love new adventures, so the key just gave us an excuse to go out there. (If you still don't know what key I'm talking about, watch this video.)

The bridge is really long, so we just walked across to about midway (where Jersey starts - we didn't really want to go that deep into New Jersey) and then headed back to Manhattan.

Oh, and by the way, Isa cut her hair. What do you think? She took off more than 12 inches!!


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