Visit to the Toronto Zoo

Took a day off work and visited the Toronto Zoo out in Scarborough a few weeks back.  I always love visiting the zoo, but never seem to do it as often as we should.  Every time I go, I always have to think back to when I visited for the first time during a grade 8 graduation trip.

Hippo in the water at Toronto Zoo

Things certainly have changed since 1998, but it's still a very entertaining place to visit!  Emma really loved getting up close to the animals, even got to see her favorite giraffe's up nice and close.  And, from a dad's perspective, it was pretty cool seeing her eye's light up like that! 

Momma and baby giraffe enjoying the sun

Two love birds going in for a kiss

One of the once in a lifetime things to visit at the zoo is the new Panda exhibit.  It's pretty cool to see these animals up close, but let me tell you they don't move much (other than their mouths).  These two basically just sit and eat crazy amounts of bamboo all day, but I'd probably do the same if someone keep serving me like that!  

All in all it was a great day, and Emma got a nice little panda stuffy to bring home to remember the trip by, and we are certainly looking forward to making this more of a tradition in the years to come! 

The Big Nickel!

Wow, I can't even remember the last time I was at the Big Nickel.  It was literally decades ago!  It was great to get up there early in the morning after a great day exploring Burwash, and spend some time with some friends doing the touristy stuff.  One great thing about getting up and going early... less people (or in our case: NO PEOPLE!) 

Larry underneath the Nickel

Gorgeous morning sunrise with the reflection of the Nickel in the water

Nickel reflection

Sunset at Rattlesnake Point

The night before our Burwash adventure, Wes and I decided to sneak up to Rattlesnake Point for some sunset shooting.  I always love shooting the sunsets, and Rattlesnake Point offers some great views from atop the escarpment to shoot from.

Sunset at Rattlesnake Point, Milton