Calgary, Days Four and Five

No trip to Calgary in the summer is complete without a trip two trips to Stampede. I needed more cowboys, livestock, and poutine in my agenda, so Nishan and I headed downtown on our fourth day in Calgary for another day at Stampede.

Hot dog poutine

After a snack of hot dog poutine (yes, it’s just as delicious and just as unhealthy as it looks), we strolled over for a live performance by A Band of Outriders, aka the greatest forty-piece cowboy and cowgirl showband I’ve ever seen this side of the Mississippi.

Calgary Stampede

Seriously. These guys are awesome.

Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede

We strolled around the Stampede grounds for the rest of the day, riding the Ferris wheel for a view of the Calgary skyline and catching an epic fireworks show at the end of the day.

On our next (and last) day in Calgary, we had some pasta. And by some, I mean a ton. I don’t know what to tell you, Internet. I woke up and decided this was a fine day for making several batches of pasta and eating it all.

Handmade pasta with bolognese sauce

Naturally, Nishan made some handmade pasta while I cooked the bolognese sauce.

Handmade tagliatelle with sausage and wild mushrooms

But oh no, that wasn’t enough. Next, Nishan cut some tagliatelle while I made a sauce of sausage and wild mushrooms. In between the Great Pasta Panic of 2013 we spent a few hours in downtown Calgary but really, this was a day about pasta. Yo dawg, I heard you like pasta so I put some pasta on your pasta so you can pasta while you pasta.

And on that gluten-y note, our trip to Calgary was over and it was back to life in the Bay Area. A life full of pasta, of course.

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