Hippos Kissing!

Hippos Kissing

I love the this picture because it looks like the hippos are kissing.

Hippos Hippo

Although Foggy passed away the Calgary Zoo still has two hippos and they are always amazing to watch. Although after seeing hippos in Africa and hearing them talk to each other I wish these two would talk.

I didn’t know that hippos talked, I don’t think I had ever thought about what hippos sound like before I went Africa, Uganda specifically. They sound kinda like sea lions or my old basset hound. It’s absolutely adorable and is one of my favourite memories from my trip through East Africa. Sitting at a campsite listening to the hippos call to each other. I wonder if these two ever call to each other?

What A Handsome Boy


Another lion picture, seems a good week for lions. Of course any week is a good week for lions. I still look at my pictures and am amazed that I took them.

Going to Africa was a trip I didn’t know if I would ever do and now that I’ve done one I can’t wait to go back. I’d like to see more of the continent because it is a continent not a country with so much to offer.

Next time I would like to see Victoria Falls and maybe Namibia and Botswana. There are a lot of choices and so much to explore and see in Africa. The trip through Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya I feel was just the beginning.

Pretty Flowers!

Pretty red flowers I saw in my ride around the Glenmore Reservoir, yep back out on the bike and now too lazy to write a proper post.
They are very pretty flowers though:


The evening at the Strathmore rodeo ended with chuckwagons!

I have mixed feeling about them. They are really exciting to watch and the horses are amazing. The sound of chuckwagons racing by and the thundering hoofs is awesome. The problem I have is that I was at the Calgary Stampede years ago when a chuckwagon race went wrong and when a chuckwagon race goes wrong it is horrible. I now get super nervous watching a race.

Thankfully on this day everything went right. The horses were fine, there were no accidents and just good racing.

All in all a very entertaining day and I would go to the Strathmore rodeo again!


More to come next week on the Strathmore Rodeo but today a picture of some beautiful horses:

Walking Kingsley Part 4

Finally we make it to the park and this is where the basset starts to move.

He loves it, look at my happy boy:

He still has to sniff around and check everything out:

Stalk a few things and remind me that he IS a hunting dog:

Also I no longer need patience, I can just let him go: 

Astronomical Clock Prague

With so many things to love in Prague it would be hard to pick a favourite.

The Astronomical Clock though is one of the most amazing, beautiful things I’ve ever seen. If you find yourself in Prague definitely go and see it. Don’t just go between the hours, go and hang out and wait for it to strike an hour. You will be rewarded with a small movement from the clock, chiming and trumpet players and figurines moving. It’s a joy to watch.

For more information on the Astronomical Clock click here.

Prague Sunset