|Getting back on the Horse?...Bull...|
Big thanks to Peter S and Ryan B for making it a Stampede to remember.
|Elliot kicking it off at the Cantina with Blair's deadly |
margarita. An ex-nhler was done after 4 of those!
|Freak hail storms all July|
|Really good cover band at Rose|
|Huge Jenga at the Rose and Crown|
|Sticker collection, we all contributed|
|Milky Chance from Germany|
Moist, The Cult and KISS (one of my top 5 bands of all time)
|Here we go!|
|Ian Ashbury of the Cult|
|"Ladies and Gentlemen,|
Mr. Paul Stanley"
|The Demon, who truly made the show even at 67 years old!|
|Best concert I have been to!|
Final Friday Rodeo and Cowboys
|Poncho Up to Cowboys??|
|My back alley washed out almost every day of Stampede|
|Me, Art, Alex, Marcel, Jimbo, Ryan|
|Perfect seats as always|
|Me, Alex with a Cowboys backdrop|
|And he'll have no idea why his mouth tastes like feet|
in the morning
|Manuel and Dale|
|First time backing up a trailer in my|
|Good that the dock is plastic - bump, bump|
|Enjoying a sail with Manuel|
A 9 am start after sending off a moto rack that a Quebec guy bought to add to my trip funds, yeah. I originally bought the cases and rack fro $450, took the top case to Argentina and am using the side cases on my BC road trips. So I'm doing good after selling the rack for $220.
Great weather all the way to Eagle bay on Canada's Highway 1 that spans about 8000 km of the country from East to West (this being part of the last 1000 km to Vancouver). Only complaint was that gas prices in Golden are 30% more than anywhere else on the trip and of course Calgary. Let it be know DON'T GET GAS IN GOLDEN!
Hanging with the Dume...'s, Dol...'s and Brossy at Eagle Bay for a few days. Always a relaxing time.
|First signs of the Rockies|
|I love these animal crossings|
|River side riding|
|Check out this speedway that goes over 100 kph. No way!|
|Passing Sicamous and the million house boats|
|Arriving to a swimming party|
|Didn't take long to fall off the inflatable paddle board|
|Brent and I going for supplies|
He's using a wake board helmet
Next stop was any place with an available camp site! - Summerland. A quick stop at the moto museum I always mean to stop in to at the Eagle Bay turn off. Oh $15 to enter, that's why I don't stop here, haha. Chase to Falkland back road C5R6T2V6 was great, little lakes and farms with a hard patch of gravel for 6km, easy. Falkland to Kelowna, Hwy 97 which is quick and scenic too all along the Okanagan Lake C3R8T3V6. No camping spots even at $45 a night for a piece of ground!
Luckily I stopped in to the Summerland Yacht club and was given the inside scoop on the campground. I got in with the maintenance crew and they hooked me up!
|That's the way to go|
|I saw enough from here, haha|
|Chase to Falkland, great back road|
|Easy 6 km of packed gravel|
|Hwy 97 to Kelowna and|
|Big timber industry and usually lots of summer fires too|
|Classic BC hitchhiking action|
Good thing I'm not a cop
|Where were these signs when I was growing up???|
|Nice little spot|
|Nice little spot too|
|Major tent apartment with microwave and fridge!|
Morning swim in Summerland.
On to Christina Lake. Rode down through Penticton (had a quick coffee with my cousin Leonard) to Osoyoos, HOT! 34 degrees C. Usually the Hottest place in Canada with more vineyards than you know what to do with and Fruit stands! C3R7T3V6. Mountains and Valleys. Made it to Christina Lake for the night and a little dip in the water.
|Damn, going to fast to stop!|
|great for a hot day|
|I hope they have a place to wash the juice off, squirt!|
|Desert Mountains similar to|
|Osoyoos in the valley below|
|A few good climbing curves|
I whipped along Hwy 3 and up to Nelson and the ferry on Hwy 6 to Creston on Hwy 3A. C4/5R7T4V7 - great roads, mountains and valleys and a ferry! For some reason I find the Cranbrook area a little boring, no idea why, but after that it's all river riding to Fernie. May be a little too much traffic. C3/5R7T5V7.
|Tasty flat peach|
|Morning at Christina. Camping with a plug in!|
|Stop in Nelson|
|What a spot|
|Boat garages, I want one|
|Along Kootenay Lake|
|The guy on my right is actually|
a big deal adventure skier that
has done it all including skiing
in a Volcano in NZ!
|Nice couple from Kindersley|
|That's the other big ferry|
|Crawford Bay and Hwy 3A|
|A bear crossing my path, pretty good to catch him on|
camera while passing at 100 km/h!
|Coming in to Creston|
|Stopped for a snack, What was advertised as LOCAL!|
Was actually from Vancouver!
|Good Old Cranbrook|
|I must have a 100 photos of this|
for all the times I pass by.
|Here we are|
|Nestled in the mountains|
|Could be a good day?|
|Or not, passing Sparwood Big Truck|
|Back to Alberta|
|Shooting from the hip|
|Shooting under my jacket so I don't have to mess with zippers|
|A nice welcome home sky.|
|Wine in a can, really...|
|Drying sails in the garage|
|Big Red mighty as always|
|This guy may have missed something when locking up?|
|Took a look to see if I have anything|
of value...I don't
|yikes in July|
|Scene from Grandtheft Auto|
|Any GI Joes worth anything... Not really|
20 years later and you can get back what you paid for them.
What my mom paid for them. Kinda as good as my stocks!
They have also been smashed in
a sliding door track!
|Best when it counts. Bring on the Olympics!|
|Chau skin cancer|
|GREAT PLANNING: fixing gutters in the rain!|
|Argentina takes over China's garlic|