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Went to the Stampede grounds on Sunday. It was hot, crowded and noisy, as usual, but there were interesting things going on, too. More of that later in this entry.

I have been swamped at work the past couple of days. A lot of it has to do with people being on vacation. I expect I will dig my way out soon.

During Stampede Week, most of the bigger companies and office buildings downtown host Stampede breakfasts on the street. Senior executives dressed in western gear serve up flapjacks, bacon, baked beans and coffee. The better ones feature live country music. Going to work in the morning, I hear the western bands echoing through the streets.

These are a few pictures I took at the Stampede grounds on Sunday. The first is a ferris wheel on the midway. The midway has a number of rides, large brightly-colored machines designed to spin, drop, whirl, accelerate and invert you. I prefer to stay on the ground and watch. The second picture is of a blacksmithing competition. The third is of some horses; I think they are Clydesdales. The last picture is of two Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers in their dress uniforms.

ferris wheel

blacksmiths

Clydesdales

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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