Happy Canada Day!

We are on day 9 of our camping trip and this is the first blog that I have written.  I have thought about writing something but to be honest, nothing spectacular has happened that I can embellish and make into a great story.  So I’m just going to give a quick recap of the trip so far.

We started out the trip with a stop in Kimberley, BC to attend my nephew and new niece’s wedding.  Dave and Rachel were married at a resort outside of town in a beautiful setting backdropped by the mountains.  It turned out to be a perfect day that was a little bit hot but was made better by the fact my brother was buying the drinks.  All in all a perfect day to celebrate with the couple.

The morning after the wedding we packed up and headed south, along with my brother Warren and his wife Wynn, and the father of the bride Art and his friend Marilyn (also the aunt of the groom, hmmmm), to Farragut State Park just north of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  The six of us as well as Tucker and Willow (the bride and groom’s dog being looked after by Art) spent 4 days hanging out, having some laughs, doing some biking (Michele & Wynn), some kayaking (me), and some shopping (pretty much just me).  The weather was spectacular for most of the 4 days with a couple of thunderstorms, but they didn’t really interfere with anything we were doing.  Each day was 30 degrees or close to it, but the nights cooled down so much that sleeping was not a problem.

After 4 days, Michele and I split from the other 4 (they headed home to Calgary) and we drove back north to Kokanee Creek Provincial Park near Nelson, BC, right on the shores of the west arm of Kooteney Lake.  This is where we sit as I write this.  The weather has been in the low 30’s the last 2 days and is expected to reach mid 30’s by Sunday and those temperatures will follow us to Creston when we head there on Monday.  But here we have shade, a/c in the trailer, and a big lake for me and Tucker to cool down in.  It also happens to be my favorite lake to kayak on.  So we’ll survive the heat.

That’s it for now.  If I find time between my doing nothing and my naps, or if something exciting happens,  I’ll write again.  Until then, Happy Canada Day!!

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