Howard Johnson Inn Kamloops
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... killed by some bug (? Pine beetle?), and these dead trees are logged. He has lived and worked in rural areas all his life, and was a wealth of information on the "natural Canada" - plants, trees, animals etc.
So if we thought that today was Rocky Mountain High (not really the Rockies yet), the road to Banff was Rocky Mountain Higher!
See you tomorrow!
John and Helen
... we made a quick stop at the Casino next door where Brett made 80 dollars in about ten minutes. We then headed back to the room to celebrate our small earnings. Fiona celebrated in style that night by finishing a bottle of wine to herself in celebration of the big gambling ...
5.30am for brief breakfast as we will be served a full breakfast on the train. 7.am onto the train to start our 2 day journey through the Rockies on the beautiful Gold Leaf Rocky Mountaineer train. The train and crew were marvellous. Meals were fine dining and served in 2 shifts. We passed through very high mountains, hot and quite arid. Saw many wild mountain sheep and had a marvellous day travelling to Kamloops. Kamloops was very hot (37), ...
... also an automatic which makes it a little less predictable than the manual gear box I'm used to. BUT... it does have the oomph when its needed, it just takes a moment in thinking about it! Given the initial option was a Chevrolet Spark however and we were planning on doing around 2000km+ whilst we're over here there really wasn't a choice... the Fusion won hands down!
So - driving on the wrong side of the road - not too bad once you're used ...
... is also similar, however it appears that there are significantly more language immersion in EC in these regions than I have observed at home. Two of the participants Cory and Roxanne are the language teachers in then KIB daycare, they develop resources, translate books and immerse the children in Secwepenc language. Roxanne showed me the daycare, pictures of the drumming program she does with all the children and examples of the resources. All of these regions are ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking