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DLT #47: Over Alberta - MrPutter: doing things the hard way, because it is there.
July 2nd, 2008
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DLT #47: Over Alberta

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From:mhalachai
Date:July 3rd, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
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I can't get over how flat the plains are -- I have some similiar shtos from a plane over Regina (the best way to see Regina, actually).

The province looks so green...
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From:mrputter
Date:July 3rd, 2008 07:01 am (UTC)
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> so green

Heh. There's been a lotta rain recently (well, by Southern Alberta standards).


I dunno, after 5 years, Calgary's wearing kinda thin on me (more at some times than others, but on the whole, yeah).

But my honeymoon with the prairies still ain't over. I love the plains something fierce. On a warm summer day, you can find a field somewhere — you can lie flat on yer back, arms spread out: just stare upwards, and touch infinity.

It's the closest I've ever come to being at peace with the world.



Others can have their oceans, their mountains, their forests. I'll take big sky country any day.
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From:dubaiwalla
Date:July 3rd, 2008 10:54 am (UTC)
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Others can have their oceans, their mountains, their forests.
And their urban jungles!
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From:mrputter
Date:July 3rd, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
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Hm, except that cities aren't antithetical to prairies. See: Calgary, Winnipeg, Denver, Kansas City, etc.
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From:dubaiwalla
Date:July 4th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
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I had always thought Denver was in the mountains, but a little digging tells me otherwise.

Feel free to correct me if I have this wrong as well, but I had previously believed (by which I mean to say 'guessed') the expression 'big sky' came from the idea that the plains stretched as far as the eye could see, and thus nothing obstructed one's view of the heavens. Which would not be true in a city. But in any case, what I was trying to get at was that my idea of being at peace with the world involves more people, and way more glass and concrete.

As for inland cities, I forgot to mention this to you yesterday.
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