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Vacation at Shuswap Part 4

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Well, the beach certainly was an awesome time!  I splashed around in the canoe, and I got to try out Mary’s inflatable Zodiac kayak!  It was definately interesting!  It was fun to lie and roast in the sun a little, but one can only really take so much of sitting and doing nothing.

After the beach, I drove John to the store to show him my car and its stereo.  Later, I did the same thing with Tom!  They both seemed to like it …  I love my car!

We had a small and swift dinner, and then we went as a group for ice cream.  We unicycled as a group, but an improvpto raced spawned between Tom and I while I was using Vanessa’s small unicycle and it was certainly a challenge that really worked my legs and my cardio!  We came out extremely even speed, but both got some great exercise!  Almost equivalent to a good three hour hike.  After cones, we met at the Rupprecht’s campsite for the fire.  Being the last night for most of the group, we stayed out late socializing.

Each night it seems I’m writing in notepad later and later… each time probably about an hour later.  I guess it’ll help me adjust because I’m driving home tomorrow morning/afternoon.  I’ll probably stop at the internet cafe to post this just before driving home.  I certainly am glad I came out here and wish I could have stayed longer!  I’ve been coming to Shuswap since before I can remember, and it’s definately a welcoming and embracing place to be.

Vacation At Shuswap Part 1

Friday, August 1st, 2008

As I mentioned in my last post, I left town at a reasonable hour… however when I got half-way across the Port Mann bridge, traffic stopped. I took the next exit and followed Fraser Highway parallel to the highway all the way to Langley as per my uncle’s recommendation. It worked nicely, with the exception of some small spurts of construction or whatever. I merged back onto the freeway in Langley, and was extremely disappointed to find traffic crawling at 50km/hr or less. Turns out there was a second accident, this one in Abbotsford.

So after about two hours of fighting traffic in the lower mainland, I finally got out of town and soared north. Brian left Shuswap towards the later end of my traffic extravaganza and we met in Merritt for lunch. My grandpa was riding with Brian so the three of us ate at Tim Hortons. That was about the half-way distance point to Shuswap, but time-wise it was much faster. I will note that I’ve been coming to Shuswap so long that I’ve got the directions memorized, and although I had a set printed to help navigate Kamloops, I didn’t even use it. It was a very awesome drive alone with my tunes!

I arrived at 4:50pm, which was fairly good time, and made my way around the campsites to say hi! Everyone was so welcoming and my stomach was happy too! Thank you Lucy! The kids showed me how they put peanuts on their laps and some squirrels actually crawl up on you and take them. It was quite amusing! We unicycled around a bit, then I had some dinner. After dinner, our convoy made its way over to the park store for ice cream! We had something like two 5-foot unicycles, three regular unicycles, and a half-dozen bicycles. I had a two-scoop: Black Cherry and Cotton Candy!

After we rode home, everyone went over to Tom and Lucy’s campsite for the group campfire. Everyone sat around and chatted and we played games like O-Hell, Mafia, and possibly even some cribbage?

I forgot my toothbrush.

I’m currently sitting back in the tent-trailer typing in notepad while I hear some super loud firecrackers nearby being really annoying. I’ll copy and past this to my blog as soon as I can, and hopefully upload all my photos at the same time!