a dragonfly enjoying our picnic
did i mention this idyllic spot is on dept. of ntnl defense land? we saw some flares being fired, took them as a warning shot and got out of there... it took us back to hiking in the negev desert in israel and having fake bombs dropped on us by fighter jets.
my parents came to vancouver for the weekend. we made the trek in to visit them. taking the skytrain always makes us feel like we are travelling again. thus it was a little surreal to ascend the escalator into the downtown twilight and see mom and dad waiting at the top with backpack safely buckled on and camera at the ready. we enjoyed an excellent pub dinner and wandered around downtown at night.
the art museum currently has a slightly freaky haida canadian flag projected on it... why isnt this guy the symbol of the 2010 olympics?
after walking off our dinner we met up with stacey and andrew for dessert. a lovely time was had by all, even if stacey did have to share her brownie with andrew.
hark! the visitors are not yet duly recorded. kylie's dad also flew in for the weekend. once again we were forced to put off our busy and stressful lives in order to show him some sights in the valley... just kidding! as you well know, this is what we would be doing anyways.
i enjoyed playing with greg's fancy camera, although i didnt really get to experiment much.
a picnic in a canyon
in addition to bodies of water and dogs in the back of the truck, we also enjoy tunnels.
we really appreciated having greg around... kylie enjoyed seeing her dad, i had a partner with which to dissect semantics and niko had another person to throw his ring and wrestle with.
me, niko and a body of water
i am currently working in princeton. yesterday morning i saw a lynx cross the highway right in front of me. last night i went for a trail run past multiple deer. i also saw some bear sign (read processed berries and toppled trash cans) on the run but no bear thankfully. yesterday there was a cougar prowling behind the hospital (can cougars walk, or do they have to prowl? can stock markets fall, or do they have to plunge (/soar)?). i hope kylie doesnt read this post until i am safely back at home. dont worry sweety, i am taking all available cougar precautions.