Last night Aaron and I decided that the Beck Family needed to do some hiking today. So, we googled some ideal family hike locations semi-close to the city, checked the weather, ran to Safeway to buy all of our picnic supplies and woke up to some inclement weather for Plan A. Plan A was Grotto Canyon - it promised to have hoodoos, ancient rock paintings and a stream where rids can throw rocks into for the entire trail. Sounded fantastic! Then we seen the forecast of thunder showers so went with Plan B. Plan B was Dinosaur Provincial Park which for those who don't know it (we found out while driving there) it's not actually by the Royal Tyrell Museum which is "the dinosaur museum". It's actually down past Brooks. In any case, we went there. And were swarmed by mosquitoes about 90 seconds after exiting the vehicle. Luckily they had a concession stand which sells bug repellant for $12.45/can. A small can at that. BUT, we were now 'protected'. Ha ha. Not really. The bugs may not have 'bitten' us but they did land on our clothes, hats, shoes and constantly brush by our skin so we still felt like we were being attacked. Not fun. We made it through the smallest trail and then just as we were getting used to the mosquitoes we had a crisis. Thing Two landed on a FREAKING CACTUS!!!!! Game over. We ate in the Tahoe on our way home, and Alex made us promise to never take him there again.
How was your weekend?