Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Beginning - June 15 & 16, 2007 - Day 1 & 2 - Friday & Sat

June 15, 2007
Today is the first day of our 25th wedding anniversary trip. We had some trouble getting ready to go today, but finally did – quite late. We drove to Sparwood, B.C. and stood by the world’s largest truck for a quick photo.

We then continued on to Fernie and are here now at the Super 8, watching Law & Order (on TV). Tomorrow we travel to Kelowna to visit my sister and her family and then on to Vancouver.

June 16, 2007
We had a great day today, but great days seem to always come with a setback or two. Diana and I left Fernie, bound for Kelowna, B.C., but accidentally took Highway 3A instead of Hwy 3. We ended up at Kootenay Bay and had to wait about 20 minutes to take the ferry across the lake.Several years ago, we talked about driving to this very spot and taking this ferry, so the mistake turned out to be a welcome adventure.

The highways, in the area we travelled yesterday, were so twisty and windy that progress was slow. However, we did find an elusive sasquatch who stood still long enough for a photo op.  Isn’t he huge?

We finally reached my sister’s place and enjoyed a short visit with my nephews Josh & Justin as well as Josh’s girlfriend, Erin, but my sister and her husband were out and could not be located. We wanted to get to Vancouver, so we pulled out – a little sad that we had arrived too late to see everyone.

The road was not as windy, but rain fell and there was construction. By the time we arrived in Merit, B.C., both Diana and I were exhausted. We drove down the hotel strip and finally pick out a place to crash for the night.

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