You know how you anticipate a trip for weeks and then finally the day arrives to leave on your holiday. You head on out and before you know it, it’s passed and gone. That’s how I feel about now. Did I actually go? Why does it have to fly by so fast? Oh well, at least I have the pictures to prove we were there.
Two weeks ago we left to go the Fraser Valley by car through the mountains. We decided to take the Highway 1 hoping we would get through. At this time of year the mountain passes get LOTS of snow and with that avalanches. We were merrily on our way and about 6 hours into our trip we drove into Golden. This is the last town before the highest mountain pass along this highway. I commented to Darryl that there were an awful lot of semi trucks along the road. As we pulled up to the last intersection in Golden we were stopped. The road is closed until 6:00, we were told due to avalanche control. Groan, how were we suppose to keep an active 6 year old boy entertained for 4 hours? (Hence the reason why all the semis were parked.) Now what? Well DQ was just down the block so we went for some ice cream and waited. And waited. And waited. We decided to eat supper so that when the road did open we would be ready and could just drive on through the night. Finally by 9:00 we were back on the road on our way to our destination and arrived there at 3:00 in the middle of the night.
After a quick sleep we hopped back into the car and went to the Vancouver Aquarium. We had a wonderful time. Aaron had a blast. While I had gone with the goal of taking some awesome shots of marine creatures, I was kind of disappointed. A lot of the aquariums were dimly lit to mimick the creatures natural habitat. I get that but it didn’t make for great photos because there just wasn’t enough light. Here are some of my favourites. Enjoy!
Waving good bye!
This was a practice session.
The baluga came right up to Aaron’s hand.
This otter was taking great delight in rolling around in ice cubes.
Aaron is looking for tadpoles.
Aaron’s favourite fish.