Tagged with animals

Sea World, San Antonio

Sea World, San Antonio

We’ve just got back from a weekend staying in San Antonio so that we could visit Sea World.  We had wanted to go for the Little One’s 4th birthday in November but it’s closed during the Winter (people here think that November is a cold month… obviously not for us!) We all had a fantastic … Continue reading

Baby stick insect

As you may recall, the Little One is very keen to get a pet. And today, she has one, albeit just until this evening. The Little One spotted the baby stick insect sitting on the rubber ring which was floating in the pool. (She has incredible eyesight…) After we rescued the stick insect she asked … Continue reading

Fluorescent rocks, dinos and chipmunks

Fluorescent rocks, dinos and chipmunks

We visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugarland last week. We’d been before and found a huge bullfrog and saw lots of different exhibits but since then they have added a few new things, so off we went. The girls spent some time pretending to be forest animals in the Animal Secrets exhibition … Continue reading

Victoria, Vancouver Island part 1

Victoria, Vancouver Island part 1

We left Tofino on Sunday and were definitely sad to go.  We had a 4 hour drive to get to Victoria in the very South of the island and it should have been a lovely drive.  The girls decided differently though – they didn’t like being cooped up in the car and the windy roads … Continue reading

Tofino-time

Tofino-time

We’ve all hit Tofino-time here.  It’s defined locally as “half the speed, twice the pleasure” and it’s completely right.  Lots of sleep and the only reason the actual time matters is so you know when low and high tide are, as that defines the different adventures you can have. At low tide we can explore … Continue reading

George Ranch Historical Park

George Ranch Historical Park

We visited George Ranch Historical Park on Tuesday, one of the hottest June days on record in Houston.  It was so hot that there were only 4 other families there in the morning with us, so it felt like we had the ranch to ourselves.  This enabled the girls to ask all sorts of questions … Continue reading

A hot trip to the zoo

A hot trip to the zoo

It’s been hot here all week.  Our trip to San Antonio was hot; the first 3 days of this week in Houston the car temperature gauge and the garden thermometer have read 110f (that’s 43c), the pool has crept up to 96f (36c – more like a bath than a pool).  Today was a bit … Continue reading

Baby lizard

Baby lizard

As promised, here is a picture of a baby lizard.  My Lovely Husband took the picture and put his finger there to give you some sense of size.  They are not scared of us at all.  In fact, we did consider catching one to keep as a pet for about 5 minutes (until we read … Continue reading

Re-thinking pets…

Re-thinking pets…

This week we’ve spent far more time than is healthy scooping out dead things from the pool. It started off with me diving to the bottom to pick up the leaves that had fallen in and the robot cleaner (or Pool Monster as it’s more commonly known as by the girls) is not picking up.  … Continue reading