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Sun May 21 00:00:00 MDT 2017 - 21May2017 - Long Weekend GetAway - Ainsworth Hot Springs

Day 3: Started our day with a very early breakfast at Nelson. Side destination for today: Ainsworth Hot Springs. After a relaxing day at the hot springs, we started inching our way back to Calgary right after a 30min ferry from Balfour from the west, across the lake to Kootenay Bay to the east.

Highway 3A of Kootenay Bay to Cranbrook is a very scenic drive over twisties and stunning views of the water and the mountains. Luckily, we got off early from the slow traffic!

This route is loooonggggg! Creston to Cranbrook, continuing to Invermere, to Radium Hot Springs and then cutting off to another scenic route, Highway 93, then finally coming out to Highway-1 to Banff, Canmore, and finally home - Calgary!  

That was a very long drive!

 

Sat May 20 00:00:00 MDT 2017 - 20May2017 - Long Weekend GetAway - Nakusp & Nelson, BC

Day 2: From Salmon Arm, we headed back to Revelstoke and took the scenic route to Spirit Bay to catch an early ferry to Galena Bay.

Our first stop: the friendly town of Nakusp. Over the years, this little town has become a familiar place for us to visit - known for its laidback life and its hot springs.

Final destination for today: the eclectic small-city-with-a-big-personality of Nelson, BC.

Sat May 20 00:00:00 MDT 2017 - 21May2017 - Long Weekend GetAway: Just Can't Resist!

What goes with long weekends? Store Big Sale events! Street deals!

Right at the front of our hotel, an Outdoor Equipment Retail Store was putting up a big Sale Event right off the street - in this big tent that occupied 2 parking stalls. Luckily, I managed to grab the parking stall just right next to it!  and... what did I do right after the stores were all closed for the day? You guessed it right! I backed up my car right into it. I mean, right inside it! Sorry, I just can't resist the scene it was calling. All 2 minutes of fun! Of course, I DID NOT PARK there overnight -- I went back to my previous spot after that!  Sooooo wrong! :-)))

 

Fri May 19 00:00:00 MDT 2017 - 19May2017 - Long Weekend GetAway - Salmon Arm

It's been a long winter... This is our first long weekend getaway.

Our first stop: Salmon Arm, BC - the largest urban centre in the Shuswap - smackdab in the middle of BC’s famous Shuswap region, tucked between the peaceful shores of Shuswap Lake and beautiful mountains. Through these years, we've learned a lot about this place and it has now made its way to number one pick for our retirement. It is not too far from our Calgary homebase either!

 
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