Friday, July 7, 2017

July's 2nd - Calgary Stampede - YAHOO

Hello again. This is a big day in Calgary , just down the road from where I am located in Airdrie. The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth - The Calgary Stampede opened today. The parade was held this morning and gates to the stampede grounds opened this afternoon. The Stampede has been going strong since 1912. So it's 10 days of cowboy fun, stampede breakfasts, hay bales, world class entertainment and thousands of shouts of YAHOO.

I thought it only right to start this blog of with a postcard showing the premier event of the Calgary Stampede. The Rangeland Derby or Chuckwagon Races.  Top prize for this event is CAD $100,000.

So if you're in the neighborhood be sure to giddy-up, get your cowboy duds on and practice your YAHOOS.
Now back to regular programming. First is a beautiful card from Zambia and an aerial view of mighty Victoria Falls. The highest point of this falls is 108 m. The area was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1989.

Bruce , who was on a quick visit to the country sent this card. He used a couple of the 2006 stamps celebrating the 150th Anniversary of David Livingston at Victoria Falls.

My second card is from Singapore. You can see many of the skyscrapers along the Singapore River.

Jean Pierre used a beautiful and large Bird stamp from this year. It is 1 of 4 in this beautiful set and shows the Blue Eared Kingfisher.

Nice clear circular postmark from the Marine Parade Post Office.

That's it for this . A rather short version of my blog. Thanks go out to Bruce and Jean Pierre for the great cards. And one more time for The Stampede -- YAHOO.

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