Saturday, July 11, 2009
Summer at last
Well I have had a respite from the temptations of blogging. The first week of the holiday wasn't quite a holiday as I did a high school literacy institute Thursday and Friday morning with a small but enthusiastic group of people. Needless to say I was doing some prepping Monday and Tuesday. Now my office (of course not yet all packed) really is a mess!
Saturday morning bright and early a friend and I hit the road. Our first night was in Revelstoke then three nights at Panorama, a ski resort situation well above the Columbia Wetlands and near all those famous spas on the eastern side of the Rockies. Then we were off through Kootenay National Park to Banff. After a night there we meandered with a side trip to Canmore to Lake Louise via a scenic route complete with a sighting of a grizzly bear. Our last night away we were in Golden and then we journeyed through the Okanagan hitting a few wineries and now I am home. So much gorgeous scenery! I have a zillion pictures although my camera decided to stay at Quail's Gate Winery and is journeying home via Canada Post!
This has been my longest western road trip for a long while and I really enjoyed it despite some run ins with the weather! It's also been a week without any academic reading! I did read a few non-serious books along the way.
I hope you have all been able to do some relaxing as well!
I am planning a much shorter road trip to Salt Spring Island Wednesday for a few days so stay tuned for a book review soon!