And some clever quip...
I got home after work and heard a plane
closer to the house than I normally hear. We are on the
flight path for the hospital so I thought maybe they got a new
helicopter, but I was surprised to see the Snowbirds flying
overhead. I grabbed my camera and took some photos as they
I haven't seen the Snowbirds in years and
this is the first time I've seen them over a large city. It
really does emphasis how small of the valley we are in less than a
minute they go from Howe Sound to behind me over the city.
After putting the kids to bed, I went to see the fireworks.
This time, I went to Jericho beach to see the fireworks over the
city. I arrived about half an hour before the fireworks and
there were already 30 tripods setup on the pier. It's nice
to see the fireworks with the city behind.
Mount Washington, Paradise Meadows
Grandmothers Celebration of Life
Vancouver Aquarium, Saturday Morning
We have a pass to the Aquarium and the kids
still get excited by the prospect of a visit. The most
expensive part for us now is parking so we double up - Helen drops
us off for the morning and goes shopping and then picks us up
The last time we visited, there was an algae bloom in the Sea Lion
enclosure so we didn't see much. This time, the water was
mostly clear so we could see the sea lions gliding around the
The kids have a short list of things they
want to see every trip. For some reason, they really like
the bat enclosure. They like the sea horses - both the local
bay pipefish and the exotic sea horses in a smaller
aquarium. They like to see Helen the pacific white sided
This time, the day ended with hard feeling - Claira wanted to go
shopping the gift shop and she forgot her money.
VanDusen Sunday Social
Vancouver Aquarium, Monday Night
Grandma was coming over for a visit so
the kids wanted to take her to the aquarium. What they
actually wanted to do was to bring their money and go to the gift
shop. The Aquarium is open late on Mondays for the Summer
only so we were able to visit after work. It was a bit
abnormal for us - the crowds were small and the kids were
interested in new things.
One of the exhibits we haven't really
explored before is the touching tank. It was just our kids
and volunteer so she was able to spend more time showing us the
sea urchins. She placed them in the kids hands we saw the
feet come out so the urchin could find it's way back into deeper
The girls bought themselves watches in the gift store.
Different watches thankfully so we won't have to worry about
"That's my watch" arguments. There weren't any tears when we
Richmond Night Market
We went to the Richmond Night Market earlier
in the year and had a good time. The kids told grandma and
we wanted something to do for a Sunday night so we braved the
parking and went again. We couldn't get my mother to eat
anything from a stall, but I think she still had a good time.
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