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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.
... br> I found that many restaurants didn’t provide English translations of the items on their menus, so it was a bit of a “guessing game” to figure out what the items were. As a result of that, I had several fine meals of Spaghetti Bolognese during my time in Spain since that was one item I could decipher in any language. Asking the waiters for a description of the foods often didn’t work well, as many of them had ...
Drive from Whistler to Vernon was a bit scary and beautiful through the mountains. It was raining and we kept seeing 'avalanche area' warning signs and we went through a 'first nation' Indian reservation which felt like we had entered a scene in the movie Deliverance with lots of old wooden shacks with verandahs and junk piled up in all the yards.
Kamloops was like stepping back in time to my youth in Denver circa 1983 with fast food chains A&W, ...
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