Tagged with outdoors

Arizona – Sedona (May 2013)

Arizona – Sedona (May 2013)

And finally I’ve got round to writing about the last part of our trip to Arizona back in May 2013… We drove from the Grand Canyon knowing we only had a couple of days of holiday left.  We were already talking about what adventures and things we’d like to see on our next holiday.  The … Continue reading

Sea creatures and canoes on Galiano Island

As soon as breakfast was finished yesterday, the girls raced off to the beach to climb over the rocks and see what sea creatures had been deposited in the rock pools overnight.  There were fewer hermit crabs but instead there was something much more exciting – lots of tiny jellyfish.  They were tricky to see … Continue reading

Galiano Island and Orcas

Galiano Island and Orcas

We caught the ferry from Tsawwassen to Galiano on Sunday afternoon.  Just as the boat was about to leave the dock someone ran down from the top deck to say that there was a pod of orca whales just outside the harbour.  We went up on deck to watch as we sailed slowly past them, … Continue reading

Vancouver Aquarium and Stanley Park again

Vancouver Aquarium and Stanley Park again

Yesterday we spent the morning at the amazing Vancouver Aquarium.  The girls love everything sea-creature related and have quite a bit of knowledge about them (thank you Octonauts!) so they had been really looking forward to it. The first thing the girls wanted to see was the jellyfish exhibition and we were lucky enough to … Continue reading

Cycling accidents and skinned knees

This isn’t a post about Bradley Wiggins! We took the girls for a bike ride during the week. The Big One is now fully proficient on her bike – racing off chasing my Lovely Husband on his bike, stopping at all the stop junctions, riding down slopes safely and beginning to do tricks (look Mummy … Continue reading

Brazos Bend State Park

Brazos Bend State Park

Last weekend (it’s been a busy birthday week here, since the delay!) we headed out to Brazos Bend State Park, about 40 minutes South of us here in Houston.  The park is 5000 acres of lakes, oak woods and lots of wildlife. We headed for the nature discovery centre first and where there are exhibits … Continue reading