Thursday, June 19, 2014

I'm Back...

      I've taken a break for a week.

      Now I tell you that a took a break so that you will know. Some of you may not have noticed that I was away!

     I can tell you that a break from Hiawatha House was very worthwhile. Yes I miss it. I miss the posts you write. I miss the comments. I also miss posting.

     So what happened? I drove to the west coast...Vancouver , B.C. Canada. 

    I took the southern most highway, the Crow. This road is narrow and winding. Many curves have an 80 kmh speed limit , some 60 and some 30. So you get the idea that the road is interesting. The scenery is just as interesting. I've lost count of how many passes we went over.

    There's a large variety of naturescapes you pass through. There's even some northern desert around Osoyoos. There's also some coast forest with large cedar and spruce. These are all beautiful areas to travel though. 

     One of the passes provided us with lots of winter snow. For a further treat it snowed in the area. Snow plows had gone through before us and it also snowed for a few minutes.

I couldn't stop further back for a better shot of this valley lake

Deep winter snow.

It  really was snowing!

Nice power  pole Red!

    Since the purpose of my trip was to spend time with the grand kids I did not stop  for photos. Rather , photos were taken where I stopped so some of the best scenery was missed.

42 comments:

  1. You were just a few miles north of me, in Bellingham, Washington, Red. I am glad you had a fun adventure, but I am also glad you are back! :-)

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    1. Yes, I thought about the blogger from Bellingham when I was out there.

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  2. oh, glad you got to see grands! i did notice you had been quiet - especially when you commented today it dawned on me i hadn't seen you in a while. :)

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    1. I've had similar experiences.

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  3. Good to see you back safe and sound.
    It looks like it would be a trip worth doing for no reason at all. Better that you get to see family as well.

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    1. It covers a large distance and yes there's lots to see. A guy could go silly with all the opportunities for photography.

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  4. Sounds like a beautiful trip! I can't imagine driving through snow in June. :-) I'm glad you got to see your grandchildren.

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    1. It was a good trip and one I've done many times. The snow was on the hills and the snow plow had cleaned the snow off the road.

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  5. Welcome back. The scenery sounds interesting - I've never been in that part of the country.

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    1. The scenery is well worth a look.

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  6. You missed your snow so much you went looking for some? :)
    Been to that part of the world before. Very beautiful!
    Cheri

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    1. You just had to say that because my posts are full of snow.

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  7. That was quite a trip, and a contrast of landscapes. The treescape is what I'm used to here in Seattle.

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    1. I think you just recently went out to Idaho and you'd see the same pattern.

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  8. You posted some nice work lately Red! I enjoyed reading your posts again!! :-)

    Greetings from the Netherlands! ;-)
    Gert Jan Hermus
    dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

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    1. Well thank you. I often wonder how people in another country find the posts as you don't have similar experiences .

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  9. Yae! Welcome back, Red! I'm so glad you had such a nice trip. Did you go to Buchart Gardens by chance? That is such an amazing place.

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    1. Thank you! We did not go to Victoria but I've seen Buchart Gardens before.

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  10. Glad you made such a nice trip to the grandchildren and I love your photo of the pole, looks quite different from any other pole :)

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    1. I took it knowing the pole was in the photo. Then I found if I took the pole out things would look a little off.

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  11. Oh I missed you and Grandkids are the best reason to travel. Now Vancouver is the nicest place I have truly ever travelled too the roads you show have the most incredible views and now I am going to stop talking because I am a tad jealous:) Welcome back Red. B

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    1. Thank you. The first time I was in Vancouver was 1951. It's changed very much since then.

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  12. Good to know you are okay and back in Blogland. It's also good to learn a little more about another part of your Country.

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    1. Thanks. B.C. is a beautiful province with a wide variety of landscapes.

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  13. I was just beginning to wonder what adventure you had gone off to, or perhaps holiday and here you are. WOW, the snow looks great. Our summer is quite Fallish this year, temps dipped to 0 this morning and June is moving on. My tomatoes do not like the cold, nor other garden items. I had to put up a night tent for the plants. Most unusual. Welcome back Red and I loved the snow capped hills. Did you have your winter or all season tires on. I hope so. Have a great day :)

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    1. Thanks. We drive with all season tires here. The other day the snow was only slushy and no ice.

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  14. I noticed that you gone Red!! Was just thinking about it last week. Glad you had a good trip. Those are some amazing pictures!

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    1. Thanks. It was not a picture trip but a visiting trip.

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  15. A interesting area to go to. Nice to have you back.

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    1. One could spend a lot of time poking around the whole area.

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  16. I missed you. Great you got the nice trip and see the Grand kids. Welcome back to blog land. Thank you for sharing the pictures. All interesting. Yes the pole. ha-ha.

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    1. Well thanks. I did have a good time.

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  17. Welcome back, and it sounds like a lovely trip, although driving in snow sounds like science fiction to those of us in the throws of hot summer.

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    1. There was only a few kms with snow but it was snow.

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  18. I missed your post! Glad you got to go see your grandkids!

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    1. Well, thanks. The grand kids were a treat.

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  19. Good for you Red, I bet the scenery was awesome and I bet your Grands enjoyed your visit! :)

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    1. You win both your bets. You know grand kids are awesome. We don't see these very often.

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  20. I'm glad you took some time off to visit relatives and recharge your batteries, but I'm glad you're back. i was wondering where you'd gone.

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    1. It's funny how you notice the time away really makes a difference.

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  21. That is a great trip, particularly if it includes grandchildren! Sounds like you had a really good time. And I bet the scenery was wonderful along the way.

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  22. Well I missed you too, and noticed every day there was no new post from you. Glad you're back and glad you had a nice trip. Everyone deserves a few days off.

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