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2016 Southern Trails Soapbox Derby

Andrew and I spent this past Saturday morning with the other cubs from the 77th East Glenmore Cub pack at the 15th Annual Southern Trails Soap Box Derby. It was a very impressive and well organized event. The kids all got to do at least 2 runs down a long track on a closed road on south Calgary. The road was newly paved last year and so it was very smooth and very fast!

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Family Trip to the Calgary Zoo

My parents came into town for the weekend so we took the opportunity to visit the zoo on Friday afternoon. It was a great time to go to the zoo because it was very quiet. There were a bunch of school groups when we first arrived, but they were all steadily heading for the exits. We had a very short lineup for the new Penguin Plunge exhibit and had great clear views at all the other exhibits we visited as well. One of the highlights of the trip for me was a pair of very active Amur Tigers. We didn't get to see the new Tiger cubs, but hopefully they … Continue Reading ››

Fun Times at the Zoo

It's been quite awhile since we've been to the zoo and we've been going a little bit stir crazy for the last few days (it's been a very cold winter in Calgary) so we decided to take a trip to the zoo on Sunday. The kids had a great time and we practically had the place to ourselves. It was still quite cold here in the morning and that always tends to keep people away, even though it really was a beautiful day otherwise.As a side note, I've been posting a lot more on my main photography site these days, including a personal post almost every Sunday called Continue Reading ››

Winter at the Calgary Zoo

We went for a winter walk at the Calgary Zoo. The main purpose of the visit was to go to the conservatory to try to make some beautiful butterfly images for Melanie's room. Unfortunately the butterflies were all gone for the winter, so we had to visit other things. It was a beautiful clear winter day and that always seems to make the animals frisky, so we were actually pretty lucky and got to see a pretty good show. Having said that lots of the outdoor areas were closed off, which would have been pretty annoying if we hadn't been to the zoo so many times before...