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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.
... pacific snow storms (google it seriously).
It was in a town aptly named Hope that Shan thought it be a good idea I do my first stint of driving.. mind you he had driven the last 2000kms (good boy!!) About 20 or so kms from Hope is the Coquihalla and it was snowing quite hard.. and it was dark.. and I was driving a car about 20 times the size of my swift.. and I just had a red bull.. and I was driving on the other side of the road.. and I didnt know the road ...
... 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 ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility