February 20, 2013 8:19 am

Good morning, Calgary

After being greeted in Calgary last night by four degree weather upon exiting the plane, it has risen to a robust 18 degrees amidst some light snow that has continued to fall downtown. Snow doesn’t necessarily photograph well – just take my word for it. Weather can change rapidly in this city – I’ve been outside in October in short sleeves here, followed 24 hours later by a trace of snow. I’ve previously thought of Calgary as “Canada’s Denver”. The Rocky Mountains are a short drive away, there are plenty of options for outdoor enthusiasts, and a cowboy culture prevails. If you’ve ever been to the Calgary Stampede, I’d love for you to share your recollections in the comments below. Here’s the view from the 12th floor of our downtown hotel:

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