We have guests from England staying with us this week, so we are doing lots of local day trips. I thought you might like to "join us" as we show them around. Yesterday started right in our own neighbourhood. The first Sunday of May is the Annual Juniper Ridge Garage Sale. This garage sale is so well-known that people drive from communities over an hour away to look for bargains. Our quiet neighbourhood is transformed into a tangle of cars and people and noise, and I have to admit that I am always happy when the day comes to an end.
I found a couple of true treasures amidst the junk. This Cowichan fit John perfectly, and was a steal at just $40 for the hat and sweater. Sadly, he was not convinced. I'm sure Gill was very relieved!
I loved these native drums. A guy just up the street from us makes them, and they were works of art. Again, John was not convinced these would make good souvenirs.
In the afternoon we drove an hour east of Kamloops to the Adams River. This river is famous for its huge sockeye salmon runs in the fall. Just before we got to the trail along the river we spotted this osprey in its nest.
The hike along the river is beautiful. There were lots of wildflowers in bloom.
The sun was warm, the sky was blue, and the soothing sound of the water accompanied us the whole time we were walking.
It was fun to see our area through John and Gill's eyes. We sometimes tend to take the beauty that surrounds us for granted.