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A few weekend trips


Reifle Bird Sanctuary

Nara In Her Muddy Buddy
Every once in a while my wife needs to work a weekend so it's just Dad and Daughter for the day.  I like the bird Sanctuary and it's roughly the right time of the year to see the Snow Geese.  Turns out I was wrong on the timing of the snow geese (they are in Washington State around January), but there are always lots of Mallards!

Nara Feeding The Ducks

Kids are always learning new things and Nara has learned the fun of "Puddles"!  She had good wet weather clothes on so she could jump in the puddles as much as she wanted and there would be no problems.  Turns out there were more puddles in Chinatown than there were at Bird Sanctuary.

Nara Splashing Through PuddleNara With Fingers In Puddle

Did I get to see Snow Geese?  Not so much.  Owls?  No.  Ducks?  A few.  A morning out with the daughter - a good day.

(Truth be told, there were some Night Herons resting in the sanctuary while we were there.  I could see them but they were standing in trees a long way away - not a very compelling image.  We also saw a Great Blue Heron - Nara went over to investigate and the bird (sensibly) left.)

Chinese New Year

Nara And Helen With Red Lanterns
The big parade in Chinatown happens around noon.  So does Nara's nap.  Thankfully the Dr. Sun Yat Sen garden was open at 10am and was open by donation rather than the usual fee.  We hoped a bus and went for a walk in the rain.

Nara In CourtyardPaper Dragon Lantern
 
  The garden really is a fantastic location.  As long as there aren't a million people, there are lots of great backgrounds, especially if you can use the longer end of your lens. 

Nara Opening Red Packet Nara With Ting In Background
 
When we were last in Hong Kong we bought a "traditional - 棉襖" Chinese cotton jacket in pink.   It was raining so we didn't get to show it off much but when it did come out, she got lots of attention.

Nara With Red Packet Nara Taking Camera

Nara was really tired by 11:30 so we hopped a bus and were home 10 minutes later.  A good day out!



Nara Splashing Through Puddle
Person: Nara
Nara With Red Packet
Person: Nara
Nara In Her Muddy Buddy
Person: Nara
Nara Opening Red Packet
Person: Nara
Tags: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Nara Feeding The Ducks
Person: Nara
Tags: Reifel Bird Sanctuary
Paper Dragon Lantern
Person: Nara, Helen
Tags: dragon, lantern
Nara Taking Camera
Person: Nara
Nara With Ting In Background
Person: Nara
Tags: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Nara With Fingers In Puddle
Person: Nara
Nara In Courtyard
Person: Nara
Tags: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, lantern
Nara And Helen With Red Lanterns
Person: Nara, Helen
Tags: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden(3), lantern(2), Reifel Bird Sanctuary(1), dragon(1)
People: Nara(11), Helen(2)
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