Day 15: Vernon, B.C.

Walked to school with the kids again today and we saw a car exactly like mine only the Veloster/Turbo logos had been removed from the back and Porsche ornaments had been applied over the Hyundai logos front and back, a new spoiler had been added at the back and the hub caps had been changed.  Among other things, it had the telltale 3rd door on the passenger side of the vehicle which definitely classifies it as a Hyundai.  It didn’t say what year it was but it has a few features mine doesn’t so it’s earlier than a 2016. It’s for sale and they’re asking $12,000 for it!  An OK price but definitely not a Porsche.  Good luck with that!

After breakfast (I had slept in a bit and didn’t eat before going to school), I went off to Walmart to pick up a few things for the trip home.  I also got more pictures of wall murals and utility box wraps which are becoming more common now in a lot of cities.  I’m assuming they’re easier to clean and deter graffiti but they also add a little lift to the downtown area.  I really like them.  I also took a picture of a lovely little park with a neat waterfall.

Lunch at the BX Creek Bar & Grill with my sister Mattie and her husband Gord.  We had a great meal but decided we needed dessert from Alexander’s at the beach where they serve a mean key lime cheesecake.  So after a bit of a tour around some lakes and a picture taking, we picked up two of the kids from school (Coda has a course he’s taking and so his mom picks him up), we headed for the beach. Great key lime — both Jasmine and Bronyaur said so, and I was so eager to eat mine by the time we got there that I forgot to take the picture until after I’d had a couple of bites.  Sorry about that!

Here’s another panorama from beautiful Vernon!

At dinner, I was too full and only wanted a P B & J sandwich.  The kids were intrigued with my WOW Peanut Butter — peanut and gluten free soy peanut butter with stickers for the school lunch to say as much, so they each had a taste of it.  Then after dinner, we sat on the stairs and looked at my pictures from my trip.  I think Bronyaur liked the dinosaur pictures best; I’m not sure what Jasmine’s favourites were.

I don’t know if it’s the mountain air, the travelling, or just my age but I’m wiped out each evening here.  Three more mornings to walk with the kids to school and two more evenings.  Off to Kamloops tomorrow, I think.  Here are a few of the murals from the downtown.  Cheers!

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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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