This weekend we managed to escape the confines of our ‘life on the lower mainland’..
..it was a wet, rainy drive on late Friday afternoon, as we headed towards the town of Merritt..and then once we reached the Coquihalla Summit, down over the other side and there was the blue sky!
..there was some hope for the weekend to be sunny?
Destination was the N’kwala Forest Service Campground on the banks of the Nicola River..
..a ‘free campsite’…yes, you read that correctly..FREE!..the only amenities are outhouses, sans toilet paper and picnic tables…
..and the campground was empty..except for us and a deserted trailer parked a few spots down..
..Tucker was able to run free..
..perfection in his eyes..water and no leash!
..the pinecones were aplenty..
..as were the ‘ducks?’..I am sure someone out there in blogville can identify these two?
..Dean and Theresa came for a visit on our rainy Saturday..we had a campfire and roasted hotdogs..
..the rain continued through the day and into the night..there was even fresh snow on the mountains..
..we stayed inside the trailer after dinner..
..the blanket continues to ‘grow’..
and the Disaronna ‘level’ shrinks..
..this morning it was snowing when we woke up…is this not April?..
As we were packing up, there was an eagle fishing in the river..he managed to catch a fish and then sat in the tree and admired his ‘find’..
..and headed towards home..
We made the decision to take the Fraser Canyon instead of the Coquihalla..a bit longer of a drive but at least there would be no snow on the roads.
..but there was ‘animal sightings’..first some deer..
and then some big horn sheep..
..this one even decided he had an itch and stopped to scratch..
..so as our ‘weekend filled with ‘Silence’ comes to an end..
..we are already thinking of trip #3 for 2013..