Christmas has officially arrived in Okotoks. We went to watch the lighting of the tree down in the Okotoks town plaza on Elizabeth Street last night. We were very fortunate with the weather, so there was a very good turn out. There were firepits, hotdogs, popcorn, carol singers and of course Santa and it was great to catch up with so many of our friends.
This is the lighting of the tree countdown:
As we were walking back to the car, we had to stop for a freight train which was passing through. We filmed this for anyone who has not been to Okotoks. The train passes through on the tracks in the old downtown core, in the Sheep River valley and it’s horn can often be heard all over Okotoks – it’s one of those sights and noises that really lets you know that you live on the North American continent. It isn’t really a disturbance – it is strangely comforting!