long weekend

_LME3237Dave rolls a dart, Chewy licks the papers. It’s a joint effort.

Damn, this has been a busy long weekend. Calgarians tailgating everywhere they go. All in a hurry to have fun. Making the most of it, they must figure.

While driving through town I saw two incidents of road rage. All four involved were from the city. One had a Flames front licence plate, stealing another’s parking spot. Cue the horn, hand gestures and expletives. I am ashamed to say this warms my heart. I wish the Flames were as aggressive.

It never ceases to amaze me how people act on holiday while trying to relax.

It also never ceases to amaze me the wealth that flows into the valley. If Alberta is hurting, we don’t see it here.

Also, if there is a climate crisis we don’t see it here. It’s big cars, trucks, boats, RV’s, ATV’s and huge second homes built as close to the water as they can get away with. All spewing CO2, polluting the land and water. Perhaps when they start worrying I should too.

Some of these folks can be counted as our most vocal environmentalists. Always reminding us they love it so much this is where they decide to vacation, drive, boat, ATV, fly, build, spend their money and die. Don’t think I don’t appreciate it. I have a $16 an hour job because of it.

Tonight the sky is blue. The breeze is warm. My arms are tanned and I have a full garden of food.

Very fine day.

4 thoughts on “long weekend

  1. larrymuffin

    No Alberta is not hurting at all, it is all a big lie by Jason Kenney. The economy is doing fine and in Canada Albertans still make more money than anyone else. They also want to ignore climate change and it will bite them on the ass by 2030. So I being a senior really wish them luck as they go up in flames or die in some kind of natural disaster. I will continue to enjoy myself knowing I lived during the good years.

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  2. mountaincoward

    I have to admit I’m also one for road rage really – I think it’s because I have quite a stressful job and seem to live life at full tilt. Anything which causes a slow-down irritates me instantly. But people say you never see people act the same way out of a car – that’s rubbish as I’m just the same in town on my dinner hour when people are walking too slow!

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    1. underswansea

      I can’t believe you are one for road rage. Didn’t you say in one of your posts you were the slow one going up an icy twisted road.

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      1. mountaincoward

        I’m sensible with my driving but, when conditions are good, I don’t expect to only be doing 2/3 of the speed limit everywhere. Basically here, if it says 30mph they do 20, if it says 40mph they do 30 and if it’s a 60 zone they won’t do above 40. On a long drive, that puts you way behind your schedule – I only ever really do long drives.

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