THE POTGS (the "t" is silent)
Trip Start Aug 01, 2010
31Trip End Aug 29, 2010
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We were joined this morning in Nelson by Margot Janz, Garry's daughter. So nice to have her along with us. And yes, she looks a lot like her dad.
Also before I get into the day's events, let's reflect on the hotel last night and specifically the room where Saint Jim laid down to sleep. As described by Jim to us this morning, his room, unlike the rest of us who had a lovely balcony overlooking mountains and water, was situated in the basement
Rode from Nelson to Midway where we met members of the Okanagan Chapter for lunch. Then rode on to Kelowna. What a ride.
We noticed today that the scenery is completely diffferent in that the hills are covered in some kind of wheat coloured grass which in contrast to the green trees looks stunning
We checked into the Ramada Kelowna and were given a very warm welcome. A volunteer appreciation night was held for the Okanagan Chapter and the National Tour people also attended. We heard from the chapter co-chair, Gerry Parrot, as well as Garry Janz. We were also very touched by a speech given by a gentleman currently battling cancer, which started out 17 months ago as prostate cancer, and has spread to his brain. He did "get checked" when he was having difficulties and pain.. his message was don't wait til you have symptoms.. get checked regularly.
The whole purpose of this tour is to spread the awareness.. to get it checked. If you are reading this blog, spread the message to all the guys you know.
Tomorrow we head to Kamloops. Ride on, spread the word.