Day 12: Vernon, B.C.

Still felt like I was on Mountain Time today — got up at the usual time and had breakfast with my sister.  Once we heard noises upstairs, I went and did LEGO with the kids.  We got started on the RoboLab Training Missions and starting using the Mars landscape boards I had brought with me.  These kids are building gurus.

After brunch, my nephew and the family went off to Silver Star Mountain Resort to get their new passes and do some hiking.  My sister and her husband gave me a tour of the Vernon area — awesome houses on Turtle Mountain, a drive around Swan Lake, some of the highlights including Vernon Lodge, a conference centre, hotel which includes Don Cherry’s pub and a pool and dining area called BX Creek which is also the name of the creek which comes down from Silver Star Mountain and runs through the restaurant/pool/spa area.  I hope we’ll get a chance to eat there later in the week.

We also drove past many of the downtown murals which I hope to get a chance to feature later in the week.  A nap before dinner helped me sort out the time change and we had a relaxing evening watching a movie on Netflix: Hidden Figures which I hadn’t seen before and really enjoyed.  Looking forward to church in the morning where I will no doubt meet some of my sister’s friends and enjoy their special barbeque lunch, after which my oldest great-nephew is off for a paint-ball afternoon with his dad and a few friends while the other two and I do a bit more with the LEGO robotics.  Five more days before I start back home.  Cheers!

About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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