On the drive home on Sunday, Travis had just commented to me about the fact that we rarely see much wildlife in that area. It seems weird because it's in the mountains and heavily wooded. Of course, 5 minutes after he said that I yelled at him to stop the van because sure enough I saw a HUGE owl sitting on a fence post. Growing up where I have, I don't usually get too excited about seeing deer, elk, moose, bears, etc. but an owl? It's just not every day you see a large owl. I wasn't sure what kind of owl it was so when I got home I looked it up and I believe it was a Great Gray Owl. I managed to get quite close to it so I snapped a few pictures...
Monday, June 15, 2009
another camping trip
We finally caved (and by "we" I actually mean that I finally convinced Travis to) and bought ourselves a tent trailer! Camping in a tent has been fine, but whenever it rains or the mosquitos come out in full force it's hard to keep the kids entertained in a little tent. So, we got ourselves a little tent trailer and suprisingly that made all the difference to the kids. We took it out for the first time this weekend and considering that it both rained and we got completely swarmed by mosquitos, it was very much appreciated!