Thursday, July 23, 2009
ROAD TRIP! I'm taking Gram to Vancouver Island and we leave in six hours. Two days of driving to get there. Yikes. Weather forecast isn't looking so great for tomorrow, but the rest of the week looks beautiful. I had really hoped to drive through the Okanagan (Kelowna in particular), but sadly, the forest fires are still out of control and there are too many highway closures.
Here is the planned route:
1: Calgary-Banff-Golden-Revelstoke-Salmon Arm-Kamloops-Hope
2: Hope-Vancouver-ferry to the Island-Victoria
Once on the Island, we will stay two days in Victoria, two days in Nanaimo, then ferry back and we will decide then which way we'll return through the Rockies. Either via Whistler or if the roads are clear, through Kelowna.
I thought I would write a little note to tell you all where I'll be. I'm hoping to take lots of photos and provided we have internet access in our hotels, I'll try to update you all on our trip. Hoping to see some ancient trees, lots of wildlife, maybe go whale watching, should be fun. Especially for Gram, who asked me to take her out since she has never been to the West Coast (this will only be my second time).
Let's hope my trip goes better than the Griswalds. Jonathan says I'm a sick puppy for this, but I know Gram would laugh..