We were fortunate enough to be in Canada for Thanksgiving. On Sunday, Barb had 14 family members for the traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner and all the trimmings. Food was delicious and the company was great. Even though we had met most of the family members it was great to have everyone in the same room together.
The next day we headed out to Adam’s Lake where there was one of the best salmon runs in British Columbia. Even though there weren’t too many salmon it was a lovely day walking around the lakes and finished up with cake and coffee at a lovely restaurant on the Indian Reserve.
The night after, we went to Sharon and Don’s place (friends of Barb and Brian’s). Before dinner Don took us up on a walk on a nearby hill. It was next to a golf course with lots of local big horned sheep) and had excellent views of the city of Kamloops.
On Wednesday Giaan headed off on her first visit to a Canadian school. Previously, G had been to see ‘The Martian’ with Brian’s secondary carer, Wendy, and her 2 daughters. Wendy’s youngest daughter was Ella and Ella went to St Anne’s Academy. Giaan was invited to spend a day with Ella at her school and thought it was a brilliant idea. All classes were shortened because they had a ‘carnival’ at the end of the day. By the end of the day, Giaan had decided that she definitely didn’t want to learn French and was terrible at interpreting art (sorry Nana). She played European handball that was excellent too!
Thursday we decided to a bit of shopping as our trip was coming to an end. Not much to report besides that we might have a bit of trouble fitting everything into our bags for the trip home. Luckily, a few weeks before had bought another huge backpack from a garage sale. It was SO expensive. The grand total came to $5!!! Looked as though it had never been used though, so we splurged.
On our final full day, we headed out to Paul Lake for a picnic. Darlene (Brian’s carer), met Barb, Brian and us at the lake’ parking lot. The food that we guzzled down consisted of: caramel popcorn, cheese pretzels, kabana, cheese, crackers, trail mix and chocolate pretzels. We also threw in some sliced apple, carrot sticks and cucumber slices just to seem healthier. After we were stuffed, Darlene took Giaan and Brian home, whilst Barb and Lesley went for a walk. Lesley also hiked up Gibralta Rock, and was rewarded with some stunning views of Paul Lake. Later that afternoon, Gerhard came over for our LAST SUPPER.
Heading off on the 5 hour bus trip tomorrow. Catching a few trains/shuttles that then take us to our accommodation (close to the airport). We will stay the night before flying out the next day at 4pm.