Sandman Hotel Castlegar
Travel Blogs from Castlegar
... hitch to Kimberley, an unplanned winging it kind of journey. Len drove us into town and gave us his details so if we didn't find a placebo stay we could phone; so generous! We had a lovely afternoon in the cute Bavarian town, with homemade beer, great burritos and cool cafes. Just when we called len to accept his offer, Zack came bounding up to us! How is it possible to bump into him yet again! Turns out Kimberley is his hometown and ...
... were amazing looking over Rossland and another town called Trail. Then the other side looking into the Kootenay mountains.
It was a shame we didnt get fresh snow while we were there as Red had some amazing tree runs, great steeps and the fall line of the mountain was perfect, oh and it was deserted! The downside of Red was the lifts, wow they were slow. Normally you get a couple on the mountain that are slow but every single lift was slow ...
... resemble a small castle. We passed by the Gray Creek store which looked like fun, built in 1913 and continuing to be operated by the founder's son (a hundred years later, so we can only speculate as to the current owner's age!) Their motto is " if we don't have it, you probably don't need it." Unfortunately, we had to rush to catch the ferry, so we couldn't stop to visit either spot - but we'll do so next time. We enjoyed ...
... conditioned comfort at the Quality Inn.
Saturday we rode to Nelson and then on to Balfour where the ferry comes in. We stopped at the local bakery and had beautiful Samosa's for luch and then rode back to the Quality Inn. It was 38 degrees so we cranked up the airconditioning and relaxed for the evening.
... when I come back; I'll be coming back to some truly awesome people. I could not have asked for better summer so far and I'm excited to extend this summer into Australia.
I will be stopping in Sydney for a couple days and I will see was sort of trouble I can get into there. In Melbourne there is an awesome family that I got hooked up with, through a customer of mine and they are lending me their home for me to start ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services