The weather here just keeps getting better and better…we are so lucky…just one little interesting blip to mention. Today Monica and I went to Red Deer to pick up Sarah as she got off work at the Red Deer Hospital. We arrived early so we drove out to Sylvan Lake to see where Albertans go swimming. It is a man-made lake and a beautiful resort area. The blue skies clouded over suddenly and an impressive thunder storm raged through complete with hail stones the size of peanuts. We enjoyed the show from under the canopy on the top deck of the Fireside Pub over yummy Ruben sandwiches. Then as quick as it came, the storm was gone and sunny skies opened as far as you could see.
Then back to Calgary for the evening. Janice took us all to the Globalfest International Fireworks Competition. We enjoyed the international culture at the pavilions and then settled into our VIP seats. It was Great Britain’s night and we ooh’ed and awe’d at the most spectacular display of pyro technica set to some of England’s most popular music. Bonus, a full moon rose over the lake just before the show started. You can’t ask for more than that.
Here is a 2 and a half-minute video I took. Watch this build and build toward the end for a spectacular finish. http://youtu.be/90tb0XjlHuQ