Whoa, lots of great New Year's Eve stuff! Calm, you sure did get caught! HeatSink, have you been to a Murder Mystery before? What are they like? Rick, what is oliebollen?
I love knowing that most of the world is out there having fun with New Year's Eve, it's just that synchronicity thing happening, that appeals, I guess.
Has anybody ever participated in the 'First Night' that has gained such popularity in cities and towns? Is this just a Canadian thing, does anybody know, or is it happening in the States and elsewhere as well? It has been around for awhile in Vancouver, can't recall how long, though.
I haven't been to a murder mystery before per se, but I took my Dad to a James Bond dinner once. I don't think anyone died, but all the cast of villians were there wandering around and eating with us and stuff. It was pretty cool.
I live in Calgary and we had First Night for a few years, but then it seems to have gone away. I don't know the reasons why, I always enjoyed them. It was nice to just go downtown and hang out with people without spending a ton of cash or having the pressure of dressing up and stuff. It was nice, sad to see it gone.
I would love to go to a James Bond dinner. I'd like to try the First Night thing, too, I've never done it... I can only guess that Calgary's cold temperatures might have stopped it there?
If you take Highway 1, it's 3 hours north, but then you can take the yellowhead through Lloydminster (where one side of the main street is in Alberta, and the other side is in Saskatchewan) and then go through the city of bridges...Saskatoon!!
If you go, you must go around Canada day. They have a waterfall from the high level bridge down to the North Saskatchewan River. It's something else to see, and they only run it for Canada day. (Actually, now that I think about it, I think they run it during other events too, but definitely on Canada day...)
You should also check out the Muttart Conservatory, just cause they're cool buildings.
Nothing. Calgary sucks. Go to Edmonton!!