Travel Blogs from Grand Forks
... us all on the Wednesday night. Early start for the 2 hr trip to Red Mountain! We all piled on without any breaky and we were starving when we arrived. We all scored a free ticket so we fueled up and most of us went boarding. Unfortunately it wasn't a good day for boarding as it was wet heavy slushy snow. The village was cool and had a better vibe than Whitewater. Red mountain is the home of the oldest chair lift in North America. One of the lifts were closed so we got ...
... tell straight away it was a real mountain town with the one main street standard pub, snowboard shop and cafe. There was a little snow in the streets from some recent snowfall which was a surprise to some people who had spent a season there as they had not experienced this.
We ended up staying in the said standard town pub, the Flying Steam Shovel due to its location and the room came with a private hot tub which was awesome. The good thing ...
... br> Alternative construction was his thing and he had been building for 8 years on the property that we visited. There were three houses (one finished) and a lodge which he hopes will someday be a bed and breakfast. All of the building used straw in some way. The three houses did not have footings, posts were placed on concrete slabs and built up from there. The buildings were very unique and we gain a lot of valuable experience by working with him on his house. ...
... a bit more forgiving and the landscape changes significantly. There is more farm land and we are hoping that this means we are closer to the fruit belt. And no sooner wished we see the signs for a fruit stand and then we arrive in a little town called Keremeos. There are several fruit stands but we do not stop. We are holding out for Osoyoos which is only about 45 kilometres away. Today has been a significant day for police activity too. ...
... we have seen at some of the art shows we have visited, I hope the developers got a 'bulk' price! These are elaborate sculptures and appear to be in metal although we may have been fooled! On the way back we took time to photograph the entire series but I've only shared a few. An artist somewhere is a very happy person!
We drove through Rock Creek, population 51, and ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking