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Off to Vernon
We were reluctant to leave Clearwater, but after breakfast in the boathouse restaurant we set off to Vernon on Highway 5. The road took us through attractive dairy farming country on the banks of the North Thompson river with mountains in the background. There are a number of old wooden barns, just like on the cowboy films.
Today was the first day that we woke up to rain clouds. As soon as we packed the car and checked out of the room it started. The closer we drove to the Enchanted Forest the harder it came down. At least it wasn't cold with it and just waterproof jackets were required. Dan and Charlie put their gloves on though, wimps. In the end we walked the fairytale forest and gave the nature walk a miss.
We had no set plans for today so found Scandia Golf & Games on the highway between Vernon & Kelowna. Charlie lost and Dan won as per normal! The boys hit the go-kart track after a cooling drink with Charlie being lapped at least twice that I counted.
Today was one of those lazy laid back days. The fellas did a little more hardware shopping and renovating. Heather stained some more wooden beams( ably supervised by myself of course) then we piled into the car and drove up Silver Star. Silver Star is 1600metres and a snow field in the winter. No snow up there at the moment but the air had a distinct chill and there were a few snow capped ...
... ask them a question. No matter, boarding passes printed. Problem number two: one of the suitcases(not mine) was overweight and would cost another $30 unless we repacked. Repacking in public is really quite embarrassing. Problem number three: getting through security and we all know how much Chris loves that. After practically disrobing we had to go through the machine that gets a really good look at your body. I had ...