June 3 – 14th Road trip to Sparwood

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Roadside sculpture on Anarchist Summit
Roadside sculpture on Anarchist Summit

I love the Kootneys. So many mountains and long stretches of green. After Anarchist Hill and the disquieting sculptured animals stretched over 12 kms, it was the road trip of animals. I started in Keremeos with lamas, miniature horses and feedlot steers. Over the Salmo/Creston Pass I saw a young black bear grazing on the side of the road (he was Very camera shy), new-born mountain sheep and the breath-taking moment of a moose sighting. The East Kootneys have the arid earth of the Silkameen Valley while the lush West Kootneys, up into Nakusp, has the fecund growth of the Fraser Valley Delta. I had wonderful experiences in Cranbrook, Invemere, Windemere, Sparwood and Vernon.Needles Ferry Mud Truck

In the middle of the road trip, I got a flight from Cranbrook and flew to Victoria for a one-day meeting. It was a trip of surprises, rushing and renewed friendships. Thanks to Frank, Mary, Kymme and Seanna for the love along the way.

The end of the trip was the quarterly meeting of the Federation of Child and Family Services. http://www.fcfs.bc.ca/index.htm . A great group of talented people whom support I find invaluable.

The Okanagan sunshine and dancing on the patio capped an intense eleven days of travel.

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