BC Day long weekend


Our long weekend was a wonderful, busy and mostly family-oriented one. First, a sister-in-law arrived from Idaho on Friday. It’s been almost a year since we last saw her.

Saturday morning a caravan of three cars of family drove up to the hot and dry high country area of Kamloops and east. Our eldest daughter and partner held a huge party for their numerous friends and immediate family. Their acreage turned into a campground with many campers and tents scattered about. They had renovated the old barn on their property and transformed the interior with whitewash and twinkling lights over numerous tables for the diners and the fantastic buffet of food. What a party, wonderful fun for all ages from babies, children, teenagers, young singles, couples and parents and a few of us elders!


On Sunday morning husband, youngest daughter and I drove to Salmon Arm, over an hour east from our motel in Kamloops to visit my brother and two of his sons. Lovely to see them again! Then back to the party – with a trip to the swimming hole on the Thompson River to cool off. Later the children (even some of us adults!) loved a visit with the neighbour’s goats. Then more wonderful food!

Yesterday, the BC Day holiday, we made our way home, tired from a lot of driving but happy. Great to sleep in our own bed again. Sister-in-law took a side trip to visit a friend in Vernon and is returning here later this afternoon for a few more days’ visit. So, we’re keeping busy, busy with family!

August 7, 2007 in Being an Artist, Canada and BC by Marja-Leena