The first photo is just a shot of downtown Calgary. Notice that it was taken the first day here while it was still raining. The second photo was taken this morning while I walked to Kensington Area. I crossed over the Bow River from the downtown area. It is the same area where we did our grocery shopping at Safeway. I found the Kensington Art Supply store. The lady who worked there was fun. She told me that she was from Ontario and found the grocery prices very high here. I agreed. I paid $1.89 per lb. for apples. In fact the whole cost of living is much higher here. Kevin, from Halliburton who just moved here, has recently bought a new home after looking all summer. Lower end homes go for $400,000 to $500.000 with nicer homes going up to $750,000. There is a housing shortage and high-rise apartments are going up like crazy. When we bought groceries (only enough for us to carry back to the hotel - certainly not what I would buy at Wal-Mart for the week in Duncan) it cost us $104.00. I'm glad Halliburton is picking up Toby's half of the groceries. How do people afford things here? I wonder if it is the same everywhere in Canada.
Still, I am having fun exploring the city. Toby and I ate out this evening and then walked for awhile. There seemed to be lots of young people out eating and socializing - kind of a loud crowd. I found some art galleries to explore tomorrow. I hope my legs hold up.