Friday, May 15, 2009
Selkirk Loop Trip Pics
I finally uploaded the picture album (here) of our recent trip to British Columbia via the Selkirk Loop. We had a lovely trip and enjoyed many stops along the byway. We were gone only two nights ... being so close to the Canadian border, we only traveled a total of 230 miles during the entire trip. My favorite 'tourist' stop was here ... where hubby bought me one of these ... claiming I could use it as another mode of transportation in an emergency ;). Our first night was spent just outside Sandpoint, Idaho at a small log cabin resort on Lake Pend Oreille. I've grown accustomed to cool weather ... and that we had. But, oh, the scenery was grand. Nathan was right at home in his cozy little sleeping porch bedroom. He enjoyed playing catch with his dad and mom too. For dinner, I had brought along a basket full of dinner and breakfast fixings and was able to cook in a fully equipped kitchen. We then made our way into British Columbia the following morning and enjoyed a scenic drive along the east shore of Kootenay Lake. This is a very long lake with mountains on each side. At one point the road ended and we had to take a ferry boat to cross the lake and continue our trip. We finally made our way to Nelson, BC and spent the night here. This is a lovely historic (former mining) town built on the side of a mountain. There is a slim arm of Kootenay Lake that enhances the beauty of this charming village. Here is a link to a walking tour complete with pics. Nathan enjoyed playing on the beach's playground. The Mr. and I have plans to return again for a little get away some day soon.