Prague Trip 2016

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Kananaskis Village - Hiking at Ribbon Creek Day use area

Took a drive out to Kananaskis Village - looked like it would be as warm as anywhere today - and ended up going on an unplanned short, easy hike.  Near the Village is Ribbon Creek Day use area with a number of well kept walking/hiking trails nearby.  We hiked along the river and made the first convenient left on the trail and looped back making about a 7-8 kilometer hike: difficulty: easy.

This last picture was taken on the way back - Sibbald Flat.  (Our next hike.)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

1410 Bierhaus on 17th Ave SW, Calgary

Recently, my son and a couple of friends drove up from Denver to visit.  All being under 21 and not being able to drink in the US of A, we took them for some fine food and exceptional beer at the 1410 Bierhaus.  We had not been there before and did not know what to expect.  We were all more than pleasantly surprised. The beer list is about 180 choices and mostly of types that I had not had before.  The waitresses know the beers but they also have a fellow, Cory, that cruises the floor and helps people with their choices.  He came by our table asked us each one or two questions and brought us each the exactly what we wanted.  Everyone different.  What was great about this also is that we were able to taste each other's beer as well.  All were fantastic.

The restaurant's claim to fame is the beer, obviously but we have been back a couple of times since for the food.

I could recommend it alone for the service, which was wonderful.  The place was packed and although the waitress had a lot to do she never made us feel that she did not have time for us or had to rush away. The place does get busy and noisy so if you want a quiet piano bar, this is not the place.  On busy nights it may be wise to book a table ahead of time.
1410 Bierhaus