Travel Blogs from Hope
Today my mattress popped. Not a big POP! But a small hole. Because it didn't stay blown il when uncle ken blew it up. So I'll sleep in Es room tonight. But this afternoon Kens sister and niece and great niece and nephew came to visit after lunch and we all swam in the pool a bunch. Thy left right before dinner which was great steak and potatoes and salad. It was sooo good. I also did some laundry and Ryan and Uncle ken built a camp fire but it got pretty buggy so we all went ...
... It was already like 230 by then and so we ran around a bit and played in the sandbox and rode around on a little trike with Eleanor and then Katherine woke up. When she did she and Ryan left to go to dinner and a movie and Didi and I bathed Eleanor and put her to bed. We had chicken and salmon for dinner as well as fresh asparagus from the garden. It was ...
... meters elevation in Hope BC,
somehow Dale had made it through the Rockies.
Not too many things have gone wrong yet. For one, the welded up front
knuckle hasn't let go, thanks Ben. Windshield still holding strong after the
nice double whammy chip received from a slow moving truck that Riley just had
to pass, and transmission is still working if you can ignore the fact that it
pops out of 4th and ...
... total focus, can't make a mistake now, kind of road, going up an down from lush green valleys to snow covered passes. I went through three passes -- the last one was spotting rain so I took no prisoners or pictures, and got myself out of there as quickly as I could. There is no way I could ever listen to anything on the iPod, or talk to anything other than myself in my head. One has to be on every instant, gauging the quality of the ...
... seed from the cottonwoods trees. And it was not long before we got our first new bird; Grey [or Gray] Catbird singing up a storm. Soon we got good views of Bullock's Oriole, Eastern Kingbird, Willow Flycatcher, Hooded Merganser and, for me at least, Western Wood Peewee. I missed Least Flycatcher - heard it singing, saw it fly through but never got 'tickable' views. Some repeat views of yellow warbler and Swainson's Thrush, Cedar Waxwing ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking