SMOKE 2 … BC Travels 2015 – Days 2&3 . Memoir .

The smoke is even thicker today as it wafts on the wind, northward from Washington State, its pungent odour unmistakable. I can’t even imagine what it must be like to live within a few hundred miles of a forest fire, but the photo below of the fire raging south of us in B.C.’s Okanogan area on August 20, 2015,  give a terrifying glimpse …

Okanogan forrest fire2015,08

Last week Firefighters in British Columbia’s Okanogan Valley, faced with an enormous challenge. 

Yesterday, day 2 of my visit was quiet for us in Golden, British Columbia.

The food has been grand. My grandson, Brendan has become our breakfast chef.

Bren's Monday breakfast sandwich for Nan.
Bren’s Monday breakfast sandwich for Nan.
Bren's Breakfast Poutine - potatoes, bacon, eggs, hollandaise, cheese. Admitedly not veg, but darn good
Bren’s Breakfast Poutine – potatoes, bacon, eggs, hollandaise, cheese. Admitedly not veg, but darn good

Today our outting was a daytrip northwest to scout out the town of Revelstoke. The drive was filled with firsts for me:

First avalanche tunnels (through Roger’s Pass).

Avalanche Tunnel, Roger's Pass. View inside tunnel
Above – Avalanche Tunnel, Roger’s Pass.
Below – View inside tunnel

Inside a tunnel

My First Avalanche (road crews were working on it, causing traffic stoppage).

Avalanche - being cleaned up being cleaned up by road crews, causing cars to be stopped for kilometers in both direction. BC drivers used to this simply calmly turn off their cars, get out to stretch, visit with other travellers, have a walk or take a bladder break.
Avalanche – being cleaned up  by road crews, stopping cars for kilometers in both direction. BC drivers, used to this, simply calmly turn off their cars, get out to stretch, visit with other travellers, have a walk, or take a bladder break.

First time in Revelstoke, B.C. – whoop whoop.

My grandsons, Tyler & Bren, and my daughter Steph in Revelstoke, BC.
My grandsons, Tyler & Bren (who will be off to different universities again next week), and my daughter Stephanie, in Revelstoke, BC.

My First Glaciers … and smoke from forest fires continues to decorate each image as if taken through a filtered lens.

Glaciers remain on a summer mountain side, viewed through smoke from forest fires far south in Washington State.
Glaciers remain on a summer mountain side, viewed through smoke from forest fires far south in Washington State.

We returned home in time to greet Jeff’s son Cael, Cael’s partner Haley, her Mom & brother. We enjoyed dinner and a fun evening together

That is it for Monday and Tuesday.

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