Thursday, July 10, 2008

Party in the Crowsnest Pass

No -- my long lost goal of trying to do a chin up has not yet been achieved (because I haven't been to the gym in AGES), but I am extending an open invitation to my fellow tri bloggers...

July 18-20 is Rum Runner Days in the Pass. Our town of 6000 swells to over 41 000 -- people come primarily for the fireworks known as "Thunder in the Valley" on Saturday night. This is a MASSIVE event!!

There is a 5km and 10km road race (Sole Survivor) that occurs Friday night -- the one Jake and I always run together, and all sorts of stuff going on. Rides and shows and a general circus/party atmosphere pervade Blairmore throughout the weekend. The parade happens on Saturday morning and there is a really, really cool underground mine tour that you can take in Bellevue to see the way miners used to mine. You don jackets (because the temperature is quite cold deep inside the mine shaft) and helmets with headlights. Everyone follows the tour guide deeper and deeper into the mine -- it is amazing just how miners worked in the crooked and cramped shafts. My favourite part of the tour is when the tour guide asks everyone to turn off their headlamps -- the darkness is absolute. I couldn't even sense the people standing right next to me -- it was incredible how the total blackness seemed to cut off most of my senses. all are cordially invited to either crash at my place (bring a sleeping bag because our house is only 950 sq. ft. and Susi has dibs on the spare bed! Hahahaah!) or bring a tent and camp in my yard. I already have one set of friends who will tenting in the front. We could do a hike, go for a bike ride, do a wetsuit swim at the lake, and just hang out.

Mi casa es su casa dudes and dudettes!!

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Streaker said...

Hey Babe sounds like a tonne of fiun! Sadly I should spend at least one weekend at home attempting to pack! Have an amazing time!

Charlie Browne said...

sure you would have a open party invite when i am at penticton trying to drown mayself at the peach classic

Keith said...

I would love to come, but we've already made plans for Sat afternoon. Another time.

Julie said...

Chuck -- you are doing the Peach Classic now? AWESOME!!!! Good for you!

You are going to have a great time. :) :) :)