~ The little Town of Ymir ~

I started out the morning with a walk to Sheep Creek with the dogs, Denny and Donner. Another gorgeous hot day, 27 C, and not so smokey from the nearby fires. British Columbia is having a bad time with fires this year, worse than any other!! Even in Whistler, we had so much smoke, you couldn’t see the mountains … only a very, very faint … Continue reading ~ The little Town of Ymir ~

~ On the Road to Salmo, B.C. ~

We left WHISTLER exactly at 6:03 p.m., drove south towards VANCOUVER, then along Highway 3 to PRINCETON where we booked the Sandman Inn for the night. (Dogs allowed!) After a decent night’s sleep, a walk with Donner the dog, we drove into the little town of PRINCETON for a picnic brunch in their little garden central. I waited outside with Donner, while they went into … Continue reading ~ On the Road to Salmo, B.C. ~

~ Thank you Salmo….. ~

We had another successful Annual Memorial Soccer Camp in Salmo, in the Kootenays, British Columbia, (Canada), actually the 10th Soccer Camp, and I just wanted to share some of the highlights for me during this week ….. Salmo is an old mining town where my husband grew up, a place to go hiking, camping, fishing and simply to be in the great outdoors…. it always … Continue reading ~ Thank you Salmo….. ~

~ The Salmo Golf Club ~

Another ritual that has transpired while in the Kootenays, Salmo, British Columbia (Canada) is having lunch at the Salmo Golf Club. On the Friday, the last day of the Annual Memorial Soccer Camp, approximately 10-15 of us, gather here for our last Lunch …. to recount the past week, the success of the soccer camp, ideas and thoughts, and simply to relax together.   This … Continue reading ~ The Salmo Golf Club ~

~ The Collander in Trail ~

Every August during the Annual Memorial Soccer Camp week, in the Kootenays, British Columbia (Canada), we go to the Collander, a Restaurant in Trail, about 30-40 minutes away from Salmo (where we stay). They have this “Special” there…. all you can eat …. …a green salad with a vinaigrette, spaghetti noodles with tomato sauce and meatballs, and chicken, and roasted potatoes! I mean, in years … Continue reading ~ The Collander in Trail ~

~ The Dragonfly Cafe in Salmo ~

Again, as the Collander in Trail, we have been coming here, The Dragonfly Cafe, for 10 years, every August while we are here for the Annual Memorial Soccer Camp in Salmo, in the Kootenays, British Columbia (Canada). This has become our place to connect, since the home we live in does not have wifi, and it’s not just for the kids…. it’s for me too!¬†We … Continue reading ~ The Dragonfly Cafe in Salmo ~