Monday, June 8, 2009

A Day at the Races

I'm happy to say I got almost everything on my list done on saturday, and so yesterday was able to take my oldest boy & a friend to a Canadian National Dirtbike event in Kamloops. (A 2 hour drive). It was hot & dusty & noisy & fun. We had to take a little ferry across the river, just a two-car rinky dink thing attached to a cable which was fun because the boys made it fun. I wanted to take a picture of it but didn't want to embarrass my son. Now I wish I had. As we were leaving, J asked
me..did you like it too mom? He's anxious that I had a good time, that it was not just for him that I went. Of course I had a good time....even if I hadn't enjoyed the races I enjoyed spending the day with him & getting to know his fairly new friend. (Who is quite talkative I must say!) Anyhow, here's some images, in hindsight I should've taken more of the surroundings....the crowd (maybe of the guy sitting next to me who had the most delightful irish accent...I could've listened to him talk all day), the lemonade stand that I didn't find until the end of the day, along with the washrooms with cold running water that I soaked my hat in cause I was so darned hot, the little guy who looked barely 2 years old in full dirtbike gear, the huge bike trailers and the Monster energy drinks everywhere you looked.

Yes, I guess I didn't do my duty as a photographer, now that I think of it. Oh well. Better luck next time.


  1. Hi, thanks for taking my along with you (even if it's only by pics). I'm happy to hear you all had such a great time. Also gladd to see J is still wearing his neckbrace (good on him).
    And next time you just snap 10000 of more shots. But you sure did a great job here...Love ya toooooo

  2. You are a very good Mum for enduring the heat to watch the dirt bike riding. I still cant believe you are experiencing such heat while we are feezing - thanks for sharing :)

  3. Sometimes being with friends and enjoying the day is more important than taking all the photos -- sounds like a grand time!