Friday, 21 April 2017


If you are just checking in, I've done a post just before this one!!!

I know, it's about time, right??

We are off to Nelson to see Teagan, Shawn and little Rudy. Goodness, we haven't been there for so long. One problem with winter and your kids living in the Kootenay mountains is that it is a most difficult road trip to get there. There are a few mountain passes to get there so once it starts snowing, it's pretty tough driving.....hate that part.

Pretty nice so far......

Great little park just east of Princeton. I think we will stay here one night this year....Not much around it but a nice pretty setting with the river right beside it.

Super clean, basic sites but really pretty.

Doug found his happy place....a working hand water pump!

I'm hoping that this is Bromley Rock.....

We absolutely love this drive. There isn't a difficult part on it. Just big sweeping corners and vistas galore. Next up is a "must stop" spot. "Doug's Homestead" (no, not my Doug) in the Hedley Mall just west of Keremeos. Home of the world famous beef jerky. Oh, and if you buy the pepperoni, you get a chance to guess the price of your purchase and get it free! No, we didn't win. We always have to pay!

.....worth every penny.
Sometimes, some even makes it home!
I know, comic relief.....

Keremeos orchards

 Osoyoos view point....

Our favourite lunch stop, Grand Forks Visitor Centre.

Hey, what happened to the sunshine?

...and what's all this?????

Welcome to Paulson Summit!!
1,550 meters high of awesomeness...there is still lots of snow about.
Some of the piles on the rocks were 5-6 feet high!! 
Well, well, look who we found!!
Our beautiful little Rudy!!

Checkin' out those new boots from
Uncle Josh & Auntie Kathy!
We really love Nelson. Just the perfect size little town!

Hope everyone had a great week. 
We will send on some more pictures over the next few days of our visit here with Teagan, Shawn & Rudy!!
Thought for the Day:  Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

We're still here!!

Hibernation time seems to be over!!

What a very long, cold, snowy winter that was. Gosh, and it seems like spring is starting off pretty wet too but we shall persevere because we know good weather is coming, slowly!

Last weekend we headed up to Rolley Lake Provincial Park, up above Mission BC. We had not been there but Josh & Kathy wanted to check it out before a potential camping excursion. Come on along.....

The first one of you that comments about the fact that it's raining
on our trip is off the bus. Just sayin'

A few minutes later, it looked like this!!

Yikes, those are bear paw prints on the beach from that morning.

...and the first picnic bbq of the season.

Jasper and a puddle. Definitely his happy place.....
The whole lake was behind him but he kept saying "little puddle".
Pretty cute!

A very beautiful, BC rain forest park

Gus discovered a tiny spring under the boardwalk.
Quite fascinating....
"Jasper, come check this out....."

Someone blew a boot!

....and this is how the day ended!!
What a great day it was. Strangely, it rained, was sunny and rained off and on all the time but it was nice while we had our picnic so that was perfect timing.
Hope everyone has had a great spring start up and we will see you soon!!
Thought for the Day: Train your mind to see the good in everything.