Sunday, March 25, 2007

Moonlight Run

There is an annual race in Lethbridge called the Moonlight Run. It starts downtown, at 8:15pm, then goes down into the coulee, by the river, then back up the hill. This year was the 20th Anniversary of the race. I entered, but unfortunately haven't done much (any!) running in preparation, so it was a bit tough. Fortunately, walking my bike up the hills on a regular basis meant that I was able to walk the hill faster than some people were running. I'm starting a learn to run program on the 31st. I came 436 out of 1081 women this time. Maybe next year I'll do better! It is a lot of fun though, and it's really nice with the stars out, and the moon shining.

Mom's Pictures

Here are some pictures Mom took while she was here. These are all at the University. To the left is the climbing wall at the fitness centre.

Molly's Dog Walker

Here's Wendy, Molly's dog walker.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Trip to Medicine Hat

Mom & I went to Medicine Hat yesterday. I don't think I'll rush back. There's nothing wrong with MH, but it isn't as picturesque as I expected. We saw some fun stuff on the trip though, including several wind farms, tumblin' tumbleweeds, mountains, 2 donkeys, 2 ponies scrapping (I think they were actually playing!), and a ton of other stuff.

We stopped at the Coaldale Bakery on the way. It's supposed to be one of the best bakeries around.

The main street in MH is called Toronto St!

The City Hall is quite nice, as it's all windows, and is right on the Saskatchewan River.

Here are some pictures taken along the river.

There are some really nice monuments along the river too.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Cardboard Boat Races

The UofL had the local high school students compete in cardboard boat races at the pool. Mom & I had gone up to swim, but we watched the races for a while. Mom took pictures. It was quite funny to watch. Some of the boats sank right away, others overbalanced, and some were really successful. The most successful ones were the simplest ones.