As melted snow runs down my gutter, I feel pressed to post this entry on our February trip to the mountains.
Amber had a great idea on how we should spend a Sunday: attend the Ice Sculptures Competition at Lake Louise.
We arrived at around 10 am and the kids got to do some ice carving of their own in the village just off the highway. They were equipped with protective eyewear, a picking fork and a square foot block of ice. I helped Blaise form a T-Rex head. The kids put their sculptures on display in a bank of snow and were given a stuffed husky puppy and we got free coupons for coffee, tea and hot chocolate for each of us!
Inside the information building, there were a variety of children's activities - we let the kids choose one. They both chose face painting by the same woman who was at the maple syrup festival in Calgary a year ago.
Then we drove up the mountain to Lake Louise, I dropped the family off and then spent 20 minutes trying to find parking.
While I looked for Amber and the kids, I perused the 20 or so entries - by now they were nearly all finished and about to be judged. I was genuinely awestruck!
I found them in the magic show inside a hotel venue. Jason "that funny magic show guy" made the kids laugh and Blaise wonder.
It was a great trip and I had a great time taking pictures of the many entries. Full size photos can be found here.