Doing Calgary Stampede right.. FOOOD STYLE

If you have no idea what the Calgary Stampede is then you’ve come to the right place. Stampede is a once of year occurrence where the entire city dusts off their cowboy boots and hats and everyone plays cowboys for 10 days. But don’t expect your new expensive cowboy boots to stay nice for very long as the weather turns the entire city into a freaking ocean. Also a time where people get so wasted that they get Eiffel towered behind a bar.

Wheeew, now that we have gotten the somewhat negatives out of the way there are a ton of positives to look forward to every year.

Calgary Stampede
Calgary Stampede

Rodeo’s and Chuck wagons

Now if you’re a true cowboy then this will spark your interest… Now since this isn’t a blog about being a cowboy. Long story short, you get to see people flown into the air by wild animals. You also participate yelling at the top of your lungs at some horses with wagons race around a race track.

Chuckwagon Races
Chuckwagon Races

There is also lots of entertain from rides to winning prize and of course alcohol being a big factor but, let’s get to the most exciting part. FOOOOOODDDD.

Now Josh and I’s main goal is to literally eat our way through the world so you’ll see a lot of food on this blog. (Sorry to those who are hungry) But every year we go down to the Stampede with a wad of cash and eat till we roll out of the grounds. Now with that being said there was 34 new food items to try and I don’t know about you but we are NOT Olympic eating champions, so we tried what we could find and what our stomachs could handle.

You can take a look at the blog that the Calgary Stampede put out to see what we could’ve ate.

http://blog.calgarystampede.com/2016/05/03/34-new-foods-hit-the-stampede-midway-in-2016/

 

Feast your eyes on this delicious dishes

BIG PICKLE CORNDOG

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Now this was definitely invented by someone with a love of pickles, we really built up high hopes for this one but was shortly disappointed with the taste factor. You could definitely taste the deep fried batter but if we were to be blind folded you would’ve never known there was a hotdog inside that pickle.

 

MAC AND CHEESE STUFFED BURGER

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Yet another dish we built up high hopes for and being such mac and cheese lovers this was sad to see the burger was not stuffed how they advertised it. Now we know that advertisement lies most of the time but we were expecting more. On the other hand the burger it’s self was to die for, savory meat and a great balance with the toppings, definitely would eat this one again!

 

GOD FATHER MAC AND CHEESE

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Of course we had two mac and cheese dishes… But OH MY GOODNESS this was so flipping good! The only down side to this dish was it was super filling and get really chewy the more cheesy goodness you had; we decided to take this one home to eat later.

 

DEEPFRIED OREO MILKSHAKE

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And this is where we get diabetes, I am not sure how on top of everything we ate leading up to this we still managed to finish this. But oh my, this was the best milkshake I think I ever had. It had such a smooth consistency that we drank the entire thing without even noticing it, oops…

 

CHICKEN TERIYAKI PEROGIES

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I don’t even know where to start with these. This was the top of my list to try out and man it was worth wait. Sadly we had such a hard time finding this food stand but when we did I could not contain my happiness, kind of like a child on Christmas day hehe… These were by far the best things we ate this year, we almost got a second round. 10/10 would recommend!

 

DEEPFRIED REESES PEANUT BUTTER CUPS

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This was the one hing that was not advertised on the original blog we found but this was something we didn’t see last year so we thought why not! Myself having the sweet tooth this was delicious. The only down side is that it was a mess after the first bite in so grab a ton of napkins!

 

 

DEEP-FRIED TEQUILA SHOTS

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Spoiler alert this wasn’t real tequila… Sadly because these were sold on the midway they technically can’t sell liquor on the midway. These lovely deep-fried cake cubes were merely infused with tequila so by the time they were deep-fried they weren’t really tequila shots. The first one I had, had a ton of flavor but Josh’s and my next ones just simply tasted like batter. I was very sad about these…

 

And last but very not least

 

POUTINE STUFFED CORNDOG

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Now we had to have this one the second day we went cause after the tequila shots we weren’t feeling well. Now these corndogs were not what we were expecting, they were actually pretty darn good. They came with homemade gravy which kind put the cherry on top of it, and no there was not fries inside it was just a dog mixed with cheese curds, but what a great dish to end this year’s eating extravaganza!

 

 

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Our first EVER post: Start here

Wow. Our first EVER post?! We never thought in a hundred years that we would be starting a blog post. Don’t get me wrong neither myself or Josh was ever good a English so it’s like we are in a different life, haha. All jokes…

Now where to start? I guess you should know some thing about us.

10 FACTS ABOUT JOSH:

1)  I was born in Missisaga, ON 22 years ago then moved to Tsawwassen, BC then I moved once more to a little town called Okotoks, AB all before the age of 10, but don’t worry I have not moved since.. 🙂

2) I have a little brother that sometimes I love but then I really dislike strongly at the same time…  He decided to pack up and leave for school across Canada, so why not leave and travel for months too?

3) I grew up playing hockey and lacrosse. But between the two of them I decided lacrosse was by far my favorite sport so I have played for the last 15 years.

4) I love always being active, from being outdoors or even just a couple hours at the gym.

5) And what kind of guy would I be if I wasn’t in love with gaming? So I guess that’s number 5.

6) I am kind of an adrenaline junkie so to get my fix every once and awhile I purchased a motorcycle a couple years ago.

7) I recently had a good friend pass away, who’s passing really made me re think about how short life is and what is out there to experience.

8) If I could live off of one food for the rest of my life, it would be a nice juicy steak.. Man I could go for a good steak right about now.

9) I am a band-aid, now that I have thought of it I don’t think I’ve ever made it through a season of lacrosse without hurting myself.

10) I’ve always wanted to travel  but since meeting Hannah she has grown my travel bug 100x more in size.

 

 

10  FACTS ABOUT HANNAH:

1) I was born and raised in a small town in Northern BC 20 years ago called Dawson creek (and no not where the TV show was filmed..)

2) On just my dad’s side alone there is over 100 relatives from aunts, uncles, cousin, second cousins, you name it. There is A LOT of us, and still growing!

3) I have had a strong passion for music and singing since I was 2 years of age. Ever since then I’ve competed in singing competitions, talent shows, lead roles in plays, etc.

4) I have played volleyball for 11 years up until this year, which is the first year I haven’t, due to the fact that I had knee surgery in December from a volleyball injury which has put that sport on hold 🙁

5) I have three tattoo’s and counting, all of which have great significant meaning to me.

6) I have a pin collection that I started when I was 8 years of age and it is my sole purpose for the rest of my life to get a pin from every city. (we got a lot of traveling ahead of us)

7) My biggest role models are my mom & dad. I don’t know what I would do without them. They have been there through the best and worst times of my life and I couldn’t appreciate them more. <3

8) My favorite movie of all time has to be the Devil Wears Prada, nothing better than a strong independent women sticking it to the man.

9) I am such a kid at heart, like I still cry at Bambi every time I watch it & come on who didn’t love baby Dory on Finding Dory. ADORABLE.

10) If I could live on one food the rest of my life it would be PIZZAAAAA!!

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Now it’s like you’re our friends, so welcome to our story!

 

As for traveling here are some of our plans for the next year or so.

In November we would like to travel to Thailand and attend the Full moon party there! That plan is still on the back burner, but Australia/ New Zealand is the top of our list.

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Not sure how long we will stay but we plan on just buying a ticket for December and taking off! You know maybe we will run into a group of hippies like my cousin did and just travel all over Australia, honestly we have no set plan we just want to start somewhere!

So since we have 6 months before our big adventure we will be doing more and weekend trips, hiking, and lots of adventuring to give you guys some fun blogs before the more fun blogs come along.. ahah.

Stay tuned 🙂

 

About Us!

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Welcome to our page!

Our names are Hannah and Josh, we both grew up in small towns in Canada where we found that they were not able to give us the outcome we dreamed for; so we packed up and moved to the big city. We both met each other going to school in Calgary, AB, became friends and started to fall in love. Not long ago we realized we wanted to do more and spend more time together, so we question each other why not travel? We thought to ourselves there has to be more than just 9-5 jobs every day of our life till we are 75 years of age… That was not what we wanted. So here we are planning out the rest of our lives to travel.

 

Follow us on our journey 🙂