We recently celebrated Jeremy's birthday. Besides cake and ice cream, Jeremy had a special request. He wanted us to go to the annual Snow Goose Festival in Delta. We weren't able to make it last year, but we were this year, and it was right around his birthday.
It was cold. I forgot to bring or remind kids to bring gloves. Whoops. Luckily, they had a tent set up with a little heater. Jr. enjoyed getting snow all over his boots then watching the steam come off them near the heater. Sigh.
We got to the reservoir early enough that there was only one lone snow goose floating around.
The rest hadn't come in from where they were having their breakfast in nearby fields. We didn't know where those nearby fields were so we didn't get to see them in the fields. I took some of the kids to the van to warm up while Jeremy and Jr. waited for the geese to come flying in. It wasn't long. Jeremy was able to wave to me when a big group of geese were on their way so I was able to get out of the van and watch them circle and light on the water. It was so fun. There were sooooo many geese.
It was cool. We went for a drive around lunchtime to a different place. That was fun. We saw some birds we hadn't yet seen this year. After we were done with that area we went back to the Snow Goose Festival. The geese floated closer to where we were so we could get a better look at them. Again, it was awesome.