We are in Canmore!

21 July 2009

Photobucket So we arrived at Canmore finally for the World 24 Hour Solo Championships .  As I write this it is Monday morning and I am finally feeling pretty decent.
Yesterday I was crazy tired and felt so hungover.
After a great sleep last night we are off for a little ride along the river and a coffee today.
Alicia Evans picked us up from the bus drop off. Good old Aussie, Geelong girl come Canmore local showed us around the place and took us for a drive to the Nordic Centre where the race is being held.
Then checked in at 4pm, shower and had a one hour catch up sleep before heading out to the local supermarket.  I am finding it so hard to work out what food I want to buy, the stuff is a bit different here.  For example, finding the yoghurt I like, well, thats near impossible, spreadable butter...well hows margarine for you?  LSA(linseed, sunflower, almond) I am yet to find.  The muesli's are weird, or should we say granola's. 
Oh and there is this stuff called Cheez Wizz....apparently its awesome on anything, including a fuel source back up for your car!

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Then there is a food source called Angel food cake, Is it Pavlova? or is it Sponge cake?  Too scared to find out.

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One plus is, you can buy gigantic amounts of berries for next to nothing.  I mean 1kg tubs of blueberries, raspberries or strawberries for $6!  I am going to be very healthy and full of good anti oxidants by the end of my stay.  Out to buy a cheap blender today so I can have smoothies for breakfast everyday.

There are bears out too, and a moose as well.  The hills are big!  The views are terrible - not!
oh and there is a train line behind us, we have the Railroad Retreat suite.  So during the day, barely a sound or train goes by, however at night, I think there were possilby 5 freight trains during the night and very very long and noisy, but I reckon I can get used to it, vey soothing in fact.

Photobucket Adam and Kirstin arrived last night from their road trip from Vancouver to Canmore.  Apparently their van is a bit stinky, but I am yet to find out or want to find out more to the point.  We went out for dinner last night and checked out some local stuff.

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So today I am hanging out for a ride, legs need to unwind and I love the fact that we are in summer with sunshine and warmth.  We left Forrest in the cold, the last few weeks full of rain and cold and a never ending fireplace running.  Poor peoples back in Victoria...I am enjoying summer here in Canmore.

After our adventures today I will give you an update on the course, some more pics and local info.