If you are looking for something different to do next June I highly recommend Vulcon days. We had a blast walking around the small tidy town and embracing the Vulcan way for just a day. It seemed everybody in the town whether you lived there or were visiting for the day got wooed into the Star Trek world.
We started out at the Free pancake breakfast, which was fantastic except for the unexplainable blue eggs..needless to say I passed on those. We then headed over to main street to secure our spots for the parade. The parade lasted an impressive 45 mins which was really unexpected for a small town of 2000 residence. Klingon’s, trembles, and a giant replica of the star ship enterprise made their appearance along with candy pelting blue people instead of the clowns. A fitting substitution considering the star trek theme. The parade ended with whoops and cheers from the large crowd as Henry the old man scootered his way to end of the street, orange flag waving in the wind he bid us farewell. We think he was let out of the home on a day pass.
Heading to the middle of main street in a cut out parking lot was the free bbq lunch, karaoke, a blow up fun centre for the kiddlettes, and tattoos. My crew and I could not resist getting air brushed tattoo’s that read ” Dammit Jim!” With our tattoo’s completed we headed to the Trek shop, which is located at the beginning of main street. The shop itself was filled to the brim with Star trek stuff from shirts to mugs to mouse pads to books to stickers to everything else Star Trek related. The shop rounded out our day and we headed back to our planet of Calgary.
Hot weather, free food, parade, tattoos, entertainment, and shopping what more could you want!
I am heading out to Vulcan this weekend to take in all the fantasticness of Vulcan days along with my son and 2 girlfriends. We are all quite pumped to see what Spock days are all about. Apparently at one of the shops you can purchase your official Spock ears along with other neat star trek paraphernalia. I am definitely going to be buying myself a pair of ears, as one must fit in with the Vulcanites.
Vulcan is about an hour drive south of Calgary so we should be there in time for the free pancake breakie which starts at 9am. Yes that’s right I said FREE PANCAKES! After stuffing ourselves with pancake goodness and syrup we plan on watching the ode to Spock parade which runs down main street. I am not sure what to expect at the parade other than the normal round of festival floats and of course the clowns who pelt little children with stale candy. But because this is Vulcan everything will be Vulcanised. Perhaps some Klingon will be heard in the crowd if we are lucky!
It should prove to be interesting and fun day to say the least. I am bringing my camera with me so I can capture all the extraterrestrial moments Vulcan has to offer. Stay tuned for the out of this world review!
I have been thinking about what to blog about for the past few days and I have come up with something kinda neat. I have decided to check out as many interesting things to do as I can around Calgary and the surrounding area. I don’t know about you but I am bored of Calgary living and what it has to offer. Maybe that’s because I don’t get out there and enjoy Calgary as much as I should. SOOOOOO I have decided this summer will be totally different. I am going to get out in my city and see what it has to offer during our short summer!
The simple plan:
Do something fun – blog about it
Try something new – blog about it
Try something old – blog about it
It will be interesting to see what I can find, its kinda like a treasure hunt of sorts. Finding fun treasures right in your own back yard!
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