Afterward, we traveled to one of my favorite places to visit - the Calgary's Farmer's Market on what used to be the Currie Barracks grounds.
We had lunch at Simple Simon's Pies (I had a vegetable curry pie, and my husband had the pepper steak pie). We wandered throughout the market place - it is fairly large - and I bought handmade soaps, a fabulous artichoke/spinach dip, organic apples, and some amazingly gorgeous flowers to paint - purple and orange tulips and various shades of orange and red Gerber daisies. We also picked up some organic produce, and wandered through the many stalls, enjoying the sights, smells and sounds.
All in all, it was a wonderful start to the long weekend here in Alberta! I love having "experiences" - spending time in unusual places, enjoying the company of my husband, family and/or friends! And I now have had one of my two "first time" experiences for this month of February! Hope you all had a great Valentine's Day. ♥