Monday, May 31, 2010

Dozer Days

A few weeks back we went to check out Dozer Days here in Vancouver.  We told Desmond we’d be seeing backhoes and when we pulled in to the parking lot Desmond excitedly says, “Backhoe!!!”  “Do you see a backhoe, bud?” I asked. (No backhoes were in sight yet.)  “No,” he replies matter-of-factly.  Davin and I got a good laugh out of that. 

We didn’t think many people would be at the quarry to check out backhoes, but man were we wrong!  This was quite the event with at least 30 backhoes and bulldozers that older kids could sit in with an “drive” with an operator.  We got ushered in by riding in the back of a huge dump truck.  Desmond was thrilled to just watch the action and play with the gravel. Although he was super excited about the backhoes he didn’t want to get too close or touch them.  Funny guy!  They also had rescue vehicles which Desmond loved.  We were all covered in a layer of dust by the end and there were many tears when we had to leave. (That’s when you know he really had a good time!)

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Us in the dump truck and Desmond watching the action.


In the ambulance and fire truck.

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Crawling through the tunnels and not wanting to get too close to the huge backhoe.