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A Gazillion Little Trips


Alice Lake

Andrea and Chris like to take Chris's son on long drives to help him nap.  One of their favourite destinations is Alice Lake, just North of Squamish.   We decided to join for a day.  It took us about an hour and twenty minutes to drive up (Nara slept for much of it) and then we arrived at the very busy lake.  We got Nara in her swim suit and we went for a dip!

Nara Before ASwim Nara Running On The Grass
Nara Having Fun In The Lake Nara Master Of The Splash Nara Splashing In The Water

I was really happy to get out there.  City parks are great, but real BC Parks with their own mountains are much cooler.  We haven't done any camping this year - hopefully that will return next year.

QE Park

Jin and Dominique organized a picnic at QE park and kindly invited us.  The kids mostly did the parallel play thing, and Nara really enjoyed pushing around Noelle's baby stroller. 

Nara Out For A Walk With Babies Long Walk With No Shoes
 

Playground at Kits Highschool

 
 Holding On To The Duck
On Sundays we like to visit the farmer's market at the Kits High School/Community Centre.   There is a good little playground as well as a water park.

Playing On The Sprongy Duck


Nara Sticking Her Hand In
In recent weeks it's been getting hotter so having a nice place to cool off is good for the kids.  Nara has been to Granville Island's water park a lot so she has the hang of water parks now - how not to get too wet, but still have fun.

Nara Standing On The Edge Of Rain Hg

Queen's Park in New West

Being near the end of Summer, my sister and her husband, both school teachers, need to think about getting back to work.  We organized a meet up at Queen's Park - it's about half way between our house and my sisters house.  It has a large playground, a water park and a petting zoo so there is a ton for kids to do.

Marcus Smiling Holding Ramp Marcus Putting Foot Forward Marcus Action Shot
James Playing With Blanket

The animals at the petting farm know the drill - yelling children everywhere, some still missing manners.  The goats and sheep will put up with some abuse (from an 16 month old), but they know how to get up and leave.  As children get older, they behave better so the animals really are on the lookout for the youngest of humans.

Nara Playing With A Goat

It was getting to be quite late in the day (the heat of the sun was gone) so we couldn't let Nara play in the water park too long.  That said, she did have a great time with other kids toys. 

Nara At The End Of Trough Nara With Pail In Water

I saw boy who had blue lips and was shaking so bad he was having a hard time picking up things.  He was still having fun though and really wanted to stay longer.  If only the water was warmer.


Nara Out For A Walk With Babies
Person: Nara
Tags: Queen Elizabeth Park
Nara Having Fun In The Lake
Person: Nara
Nara At The End Of Trough
Person: Nara
Tags: water park
Nara Sticking Her Hand In
Person: Nara
Tags: water park
Nara Before ASwim
Person: Nara
Nara Running On The Grass
Person: Nara
Marcus Action Shot
Person: Marcus
Nara With Pail In Water
Person: Nara
Tags: water park
James Playing With Blanket
Person: James
Nara Splashing In The Water
Person: Nara
Playing On The Sprongy Duck
Person: Nara
Holding On To The Duck
Person: Nara
Nara Playing With A Goat
Person: Nara
Tags: petting zoo
Nara Standing On The Edge Of Rain Hg
Person: Nara
Tags: water park
Marcus Smiling Holding Ramp
Person: Marcus
Long Walk With No Shoes
Person: Nara
Tags: Queen Elizabeth Park
Nara Master Of The Splash
Person: Nara
Marcus Putting Foot Forward
Person: Marcus
Tags: water park(5), Queen Elizabeth Park(2), petting zoo(1)
People: Nara(14), Marcus(3), James(1)
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