2nd Day of my Adventure in Calgary, Alberta

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My Trip to Calgary and Surrounding area in Alberta, Canada 2003 page 2

 

June 24 to July 2nd 2009

 

Today is a bright and early day.

Get up and I have a meat sandwich I bought from Safeway’s, as my breakfast today.

 

Then it is off for an adventure today in Calgary, I get into the car and drive out of the parking lot.

 

I drive down the road to the nearest Home Depot. The Calgary C train station is right behind and I use the store parking lots to park because it is free.

I get onto the C train and make it to the Zoo Station, to visit the Calgary Zoo of course.

 

I goto the ticket booth and pay about 10 dollars to enter the grounds.

It is a good zoo as I was here back in 1986, so trip down memory lane. In the zoo I saw, goats, swans, pigs, birds, owls, moose, bears, hippos, apes and many many other animals.

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It was overall a good zoo and good to see it, only problem, it was hard finding Pepsi, I had a huge urge to get a bottle of Pepsi and could not find any.

I search and searched everywhere, finally I found a Pepsi machine just outside a stale washroom near the entrance.

 

Anyways, I leave this zoo area behind and take the train back into downtown Calgary. I walk around the city and end up at the Eau Claire Market.

This is a description of the Eau Claire Market: The neighbourhood of Eau Claire in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is located immediately north of Downtown, and south of the Bow River and north of 4th Avenue. A mix of riverside condominiums, shopping, restaurants, hotels, a large public plaza and urban parkland make Eau Claire one of Calgary's most popular areas. Contained within Eau Claire is the city's Festival District.

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The area, which was developed from reclaimed industrial land, fronts the Bow River and sits immediately north of 3rd Avenue South.

I found it to be a really neat area, quite busy as many people are in the outdoor cafes drinking Corona and eating good food. I have lunch at a nearby Subway, and order a roast beef sandwich, a little salty but good regardless.

I then do another walk about in the downtown area before heading back onto the C train to get back to Home Depot to get my car. I drive back to hotel for a afternoon rest.

Later on, I decide to go out and try to find this one Adult Club nearby called the French Maid.  There are about 3 French Maids in Calgary, I go to the one in Southern Calgary. It has a huge parking lots and a lawyers office is located in same building, how odd?

I enter the establishment and its about 5 dollars cover so I go in and have a table. Beer was a bit over priced. The dancers were of good talent however this was not a good adult club, you sit over 50 feet from the stage and nothing else happens then just watching a still clothed dancer on stage.

So overall Alberta Adult Clubs are not worth going to. Check out my official review on French Maid.

I head back to my hotel for a rest before events later this evening.

Later on that early evening it was time for supper, so I drove off down the road and found a Hooters restaurant, there are 2 of them in Calgary. So I decided to give this one a try. IT was a good restaurant, service was great, food good, beer good and service was good eye candy. I would go on, but check out my official review of Hooters in Calgary.

I drive back to hotel for a short rest before this evenings more entertainment.

This evening there is a nice night club down the street called Outlaws. Has good music and typical top 40 music. I go there and pay my cover and go in. It ends up being a very rocking place. Good looking people and lots of good music and decent beer. I would go on, but check out my review of Outlaws.

No big incidents happened here, as they say, what happens on the road stays on the road.

Anyhow, I am back to hotel as I have big day ahead of me tomorrow. Stay tuned.
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