Dave Casey and I flew up to Calgary and met Jay Rodgers at the Palliser Hotel. Jay got us a room on the Gold floor and it was one of the most luxurious rooms I’ve ever experienced. We then went by taxi to the Saddledome where we dined with Ken King, the President of the Flames and Bob Thompson, the President of the Calgary Stampede. There we met Norm Green, Tom Gilardai and many other hockey fans such as Jim Peplinski who played for the flames. The owners suite was like watching the hockey game on a giant widescreen TV. The Stars won 7-3 and Jamie Benn got a goal and five assists.
On Friday we got up early and had breakfast and lunch with Jay. Dave and I went to Black Diamond’s office and we visited with Trevor Haynes and then we walked back to the Palliser and met Trisha. Then we met Auntie Guite and Kyra and Keith and had an excellent dinner in the Palliser dining room.
On Saturday Jennifer, Cephas and Mishy came to the Palliser and after lunch we went to the Market Mall and picked up a new iPhone for Mishy and an iPad Air for Jennifer; all early Christmas presents. They brought me back to the hotel and Dave and I went to Milestones for dinner with Matt, Ashley, Jason, Robyn, Trisha and Keith. We had a fun time visiting and went to Buckingham’s afterwards for the rest of the evening.
On Sunday, Dave and I relaxed, went to the airport early, finding after arrival that our flight was delayed so we went to an airport restaurant to relax.