Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sunday pacing and Trolley racing

On Sunday morning, after going to the rugby the night before (with a close win going to the Chiefs), my family went for a 2 hour stroll along the river paths. It was a nice day, and the paths were perfect except where one bit was closed. We took a few photos of the scenery:

When we went past the museum area of the river there was an event on that we hadn't heard about. It was the Trolley derby, where you built a cart for the different categories (10-12, 12-14, Father & Son races etc.) and then raced it down the hill as fast as you could go. I think the older groups started on ramps... It was super fun to watch, and we got there just in time to watch the highschool-ish aged boys race. Here are some of the photos we took:
We started our walk by Memorial Park, walked all the way up to Fairfield Bridge, over the river, and back down to Victoria Bridge, and back to the park. we think it was about 5 kilometres, but we are not entirely sure. If you live in the Hamilton region and you haven't already been to Memorial Park/Parana Park you should definitely go there, it's a bunch of fun, and there are cool tributes to those who fought in the war, plus a cool playground, with a big paddling pool in the warmer months!!!! Here is a picture of one of the things that was there:
It was an awesome walk and I hope you have the opportunity to do great things as well.
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