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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.

8 comments:

Diane said...

Oh, Mrs. Mac, it looks like a wonderful trip! What a quaint little town. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous. There's just something about being in the mountains that makes my soul feel at home and at peace! Terry was like that too. The mountains, any mountains, were our favorite place to be. Thank you so much for sharing your trip. It brought back so many wonderful memories for me.

Many hugs.......

Diane

Crown of Beauty said...

Lovely pics, I clicked on all the links in your post. Would have loved one of those brooms, too! The log cabin, as well as the hotel in Nelson looked so warm and cozy... my kind of places!

Thanks for sharing!

Constance said...

I think the scarf would have enjoyed your jaunt don't you? The bedding at the cottage looks like our new bedding we have on order!

I'll bet Nathan enjoyed the ferry ride. I know my kids have been mesmorized as we drove our car onto a boat and then crossed over the river.

The scenery is idyllic and the temperatures would have been right up my alley! Thanks for sharing with us!
Connie

Constance said...

Oh yeah, the broom...priceless!! It sounds like something Dave would say to me!
Connie

Saija said...

awww, so glad you guys can take these trips ...

hows the weather? it is threatening snow here!!!! blah!

Pat said...

What a great trip, and one of the best parts is how close it is to home. That's one I would really enjoy.
I'm glad you got some time to relax, see some beautiful scenery and re-charge those batteries!
Have a great weekend!

therextras said...

WOW! If I didn't like you so much I might commit the sin of envy! Very happy for you and thank you for sharing the photos and narrative. Vicarious joy!
Barbara

Trish said...

What a great trip...loved your photo's and man, what beautiful scenery! I know you relaxed in those cabins...how homey...my kind of place!!!