So I’ve been in the Lethbridge area for the past couple of days, speaking in places like Picture Butte and Coaldale. There are a few things I really like about Lethbridge. Here are my TOP FIVE favourite things:
#5. The graceful old post office building in downtown Lethbridge. One of the few remaining examples of the traditional clock tower that marked the prairie town’s central post office. Beautiful.
#4. The donuts in Picture Butte and Coaldale. Apparently, I’ve started a bit of a feud. I Tweeted this morning about how great the donuts were at a presentation I made in Picture Butte (population: 1,700). By the time I had arrived in Coaldale, about 20 minutes away, word had spread through the Twittersphere about Picture Butte’s donuts. Not to be outdone, I was presented with a BOX of donuts from the Coaldale Bakery. I have to admit… the competition is CLOSE!
#3. Miro Bisto, a lovely restaurant in one of the historic (at least it LOOKED historic) old buildings downtown. One of the best filet mignons I’ve had in recent memory. Great wine selection, too.
#2. The trestle bridge spanning the coulee. Where else can you see a structure of such size? It must have been a feat of engineering when it was built… like a ga-jillion years ago.
#1. And the Number One reason I like Lethbridge: it sounds cliché, but the people are great. In all three presentations I made, people came up and expressed how thankful they were that I had come out to their community to give a talk about the economy. Like everywhere, Lethbridgians (sp?) are feeling better about their economy… but a lot of question marks linger. The world feels like an uncertain place at the moment, and people here feel that too. They were so gracious in coming to hear me speak, and had the extreme good manners to go out of their way to thank me for coming. Sigh!