Things I learned while staying in a cabin just outside of Canmore, AB.
To live in Camore you must:
- Own a dog or have access to a dog so you can do outdoor activities with it OR walk it down main street or have it sleep at your feet while you drink a latte at an outdoor cafe on main street.
- Wear at least one article of clothing from North Face or Patagonia. M.E.C. is passable.
What I’m saying here is, there are a lot of cute dogs in Canmore. Woof!
I felt pretty out of place, let me tell yah. Fat programmers who don’t, usually, go outside in the winter don’t fit into a town where the word ‘Nordic’ is used in official town signage.
Which is partly why I checked out Sports Experts. I needed camouflage! Also, there was a big 50% off sign. *cough* I bought a very fuzzy jacket, fuzzy gloves, and long underpants. It must have worked because, while we were on one of our walks, we were approached and asked for directions! My glee! It was enormous! We explained we weren’t the right people to ask and she said, wait for it, “Oh! I’m sorry. You looked like to belonged here!” BOOYAH! It took a 50% off North Face jacket and I was in!