Weekly SnapshotsJuly 15, 2018 • Snapshots
Hi everyone! I've been in Canada for a few days now but haven't been online much! Today we went to the cutest macaron shop here in Calgary. I loved it and bought loads of macarons and some pretty tea. How have you all been?
So we lost at football, which sucks. Had lots of fun at the Ship & Anchor watching the game, although the Croatian fans were obnoxious. Picked up some gluten free cupcakes to ease the pain a bit.
We went to the Stampede Grandstand Show tonight and the fireworks were extra amazing because it's their 50th anniversary.
It's been great being home but there HAS been a bit of culture shock. Mainly the lack of visible LGBTQ couples which has been made all the more obvious since Katy came along on this trip. I think Katy and I generally look and act like a couple (I call her "babe," for one thing) yet we've had multiple people comment on us being "friends." We're a bit spoiled living in Brighton where people would more likely default to assuming we're a couple. The lack of visible LGBTQ people have made Katy nervous to do anything that might show we're gay, like holding hands. I haven't lived here in over 5 years so I'm not sure what the experience is like for LGBTQ Calgarians. And it's possible that the increase in drunk rednecks during Stampede makes couples more wary to be seen as couples. Anyway… It's very strange compared to Brighton!
Yesterday we went to Fort Edmonton Park which is a gathering of our old heritage buildings from various decades. It's a bit silly considering many of the buildings are actually newer than the house we live in in Brighton. But still very picturesque and fun to visit.