Welcome to my Kill to Get Crimson 2008 tour blog!

My name is Isaac, 30 years old from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. I have set this blog up for the purpose of documenting the journey I am taking following Mark Knopfler’s Kill to Get Crimson tour in North America, in the summer of 2008.

The North American leg of the tour, as well as my journey, begins June 24th in Morrison, Colorado and ends on July 31st in Miami Beach, Florida.

Even though I intend to write on a daily basis, publishing the stories onto the server would be tricky. After all, we’re talking about vast distances which will be primarily crossed by driving, and there is no way for me to predict the availability of Internet connection throughout the way.

So… make yourself at home and feel free to drop a comment.



Thursday, July 10, 2008

On My Way to Winnipeg

I figured I’ll just travel to Winnipeg today so I don’t have to drive 600km of extremely boring roads at the day of the show (tomorrow).

Started the morning very easy. Weather was clear, sunny and warm so I decided to see what downtown Regina has to offer.

Not bad, actually. It’s pretty and has some good stuff to offer. The main place to be is Scarth Street, which is a pedestrian‐only street that has some nice places to sit in and, from time to time, there’s a live band playing there, sponsored by the city of Regina.

However, first thing’s first so I needed my breakfast and latte. I ended up in a place called Aegean Coast Coffee & Tea, located at 1901 Hamilton Street. Got myself a scone and a latte, which ended up being one of the best two latte’s I had in the trip so far, the other one being the one Jennifer prepared for me when I stayed with the Christopher family in Calgary. Emily, the Barista, created some nice tree‐like figure on my latte and it tasted very good. So good that I decided to actually tell you about it so the next time you’re in Regina you’re certain to hit the place for an excellent latte.

Here’s Emily and I:


Some photos from Scarth street:


Now you have to agree with me that this is just too funny to be a coincidence:


I’m now sitting at the Saskatchewan visitors center, right on the Manitoba‐Saskatchewan border. They call it “the land of living skies”, and for a reason. Lots of sky here. It’s so flat that you get to see blue sky all around you:


Time to go…



Anonymous said...

I've enjoyed your updates very much. I attended the Chateau Ste. Michelle Show as well as the next night in Vancouver - have been a fan for years - wish I could do what you're doing!
Careful what you say about Winnipeg or the Canadian Prairies for that matter - Winnipeg happens to be my home town - we've been the brunt of many jokes, perhaps deserving of some:) Try picking on the Newfies instead! Safe travels...

Anonymous said...

Hi Anonymous,
You're lucky to have been in the Woodinville concert - it was phenomenal, wasn't it?

No problem about Winnipeg... I rarely have any problems with specific cities. The cities are never a problem - if there's any problem, it's usually caused by specific people. I've been told many bad things about, say, Regina, however people there are actually very nice (except for that motel owner).

Newfies... haha, one of my best friends is born & raised in Newfoundland (hey Robin, are you reading this?) and he abhors Newfies more than anybody else I know. I happen to love them.