What a busy Saturday it was today. It started right after breakfast, vacuuming the lint from behind the dryer and in the dryer vent. I know, woo. But it got more exciting after that. Miranda read that today the Calgary Transit was free from 7 am to 7 pm so that Calgarians could come down to the new Calgary Public Library Main Branch, which is having its grand opening. So she asked if we could do that, and it was a great idea. We hopped on the C-Train and visited the library.
There was a big crowd
We split up, with Miranda and Tammy circulating and Ian and I exploring on our own. There are four floors and lots of stairs.
Looking down into the main atrium
I don’t think we’ll get there that often, but it was really nice. My favorite spot was the reading room on the fourth floor. They also had a bunch of typewriters set up where people were encouraged to write poetry.
Ian and I finished our tour first, and he and I left to go and see the Telus Sky and Brookfield Place buildings. Ian’s a real sucker for those tall buildings. He loves looking up at them, but claims it makes him dizzy.
Holding on for dear life looking up at Brookfield
We took the train out to Dalhousie, where we had lunch at DQ, and Ian and I got haircuts at the barber there.
Ian getting shorn
Then we finished our train tour heading home, and we all did our writing, and then I got on my bike and rode 30 kilometers on the rollers. We had a light dinner, because then it was time to put our costumes on and go to Mark and Darlene’s house for Halloween at Hogwarts. Mark is the President of the Bow Cyclists Club, and he extended an invitation to this party to the BCC Ambassadors. I ended up being the only one who showed up. Tammy, Miranda and Ian and I mingled with a mix of Darlene’s relatives and co-workers. I met lots of people and we all had fun, even if some of us mingled better than others.
The party was very amazingly themed with Harry Potter. There were decorations everywhere, and all of the food was themed as well. More than half of the people who came to the party were dressed as Harry Potter characters or Hogwarts students. Mark was a pretty convincing Hagrid, and I spent much of the evening in the company of Severus Snape.
Check out the floating candles
Now it’s ten o’clock and we’re home and everybody’s full of sugar. (And alcohol, in Tammy’s case 🥴)
What a day!