Monday, May 6, 2013

Out and About

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.




10 comments:

  1. Looks like a lovely day and that even Fergus had fun! :)

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  2. Wow, it looks amazing. No wonder two Brits enjoyed the views, very different from the UK!

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  3. I really enjoyed this post. I am sure they enjoyed their visit, so many neat things to see. The osprey is really cool! Enjoy the rest of your time with your guests, it's so nice that they could come to visit.

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  4. Looks like you're being good hosts. If you down-size it may not be as easy to accommodate company. My wife would have enjoyed the garage sale and I would have enjoyed the river.

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  5. I love to see places through others eyes, makes you appreciate whats on your doorstep

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  6. I bet your guests had a marvellous time in that wonderful scenery of your. I know just what you mean about taking our local area for granted until we see it through the eyes of visitors. I do it all the time. Sigh.....

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  7. Thank you for including us in your day trips! What a beautiful hike the scenery looks fantastic and it also looks quite warm.
    Sarah x

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  8. You do live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world! Look forward to seeing more of your local area. Mel x

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  9. Beautiful pictures! Looks like a lovely time :)

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