Chinook Love

One of the (only) good things about Calgary winters are the chinooks. You can easily tell one is coming because a massive cloud covers the sky in a big arch shape. Or, if you’re like me the first few years I was here, you’ll get a massive headache.

Either way, it’s a small price to pay for a few days of absolutely blissful warm weather. The toughest part? Once you’ve pulled out your t-shirts and light jackets, you’ll suddenly be hit with a massive snow storm and -30 (or colder) temperatures. But, on the bright side, you know that in a week or two, you’ll be blessed with sunshine and +16 temperatures all over again.

During one of our warmest chinooks yet, Jelena and I took to a patio to enjoy the sun and catch up. If earlier you told me that amidst being wrapped up in my Canada Goose jacket, feeling like I was dying on the inside, I would be sitting on a patio in January….I would not have believed you.

Anyways, we stopped by Fiore’s for a bite to eat. Baking in the sun, we both ordered a refreshing salad and happily chatted away over a bit of bread.

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I’m normally not all that excited about salads, but this one was pretty good! The lettuce was refreshingly green, crisp, and chilled. The chicken was tender and juicy. And bits and pieces of Parmesan cheese toppled with each bite.

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After a few selfies we were on our way cruising back down 17th ave, wishing it was summertime.


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