One year ago (almost exactly), I was emerging from my six weeks of hospitalization and embracing the beauty of life renewed after so many days of illness and so many surgeries and so many questions and so many doctors. In the aftermath of The Summer of Hospitals, my goal for Summer 2015 has been to embrace all the adventures, experiencing all that Beautiful British Columbia has to offer in what is its perfect season.
I hiked Elk Mountain. I went camping for the first time. I got lost at Buntzen Lake (doing the Diez Vistas is already an intense hike — adding a couple kilometers was insanity!). I ate freshly grilled steaks at Harrison Lake.
Basically, this summer has been an outdoor adventuring dream.
Armed with three new lenses, accompanied by the cutest nine month old and his parents, and with a whole day to explore, Sasquatch Provincial Park and Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park was the destination. We aimed for blackberry bushes but found none. We let the boys revel in a lakeside nap but were more than mildly jealous. We found the waterfalls and deemed them delicate. We managed a few jealousy-inspiring family photos. We dubbed it Welcome to British Columbia Day and ate Timbits for brunch. We hiked along Hicks Lake and found our very own private beach. We grilled lunch on the shores of Harrison Lake.
Basically, other than the lack of blackberries, it was the perfect day.
(Right before Mr. C decided that John’s beard was EXTREMELY scary…)