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Friday, July 18, 2008

Kamloops, BC

Here I am in the heart of BC, society, culture and the universe--according to my father. Perhaps he is right--having a great time. An unbelievable hike this morning through the rolling hills and sage brush. Saw a bald eagle, a sandhill crane and a hawk. I adore hiking around here. I could go forever--just one more peak, just one more corner to explore. I never want to turn around. And the soil is littered with so many interesting rocks and bones. I find myself obsessively hiking with my eyes on the ground.
Went out for a great Mexican lunch with Mom and girls. And I just got back from a swim. (Yes, I will brag once again) I won the 'holding breath underwater the longest' contest. Do I have to tell that my oldest competitor was all of eleven years old?
Was accosted twice today down town by a woman with a hospital band on her wrist. In separate instances she yelled at me, "That is evil...give away your baby!" and "If you smile at your baby one more time, I am going to report you to God!"
Dad's Bday yesterday--72 years old and honestly he is an inspiration. He has the fitness of a 20 year old. I gave him copies of photo's I'd been given by my grandmother of him as a wee boy and University grad. Will post pics of our hike when I get home...Girls are having a blast up here in the universal hub.

1 Comments:

Blogger Miranda said...

The greatest thing about Germany might be that when the crazies yell at me (which they do daily), I have no idea what they're saying!

And the day dad thinks he's not dead centre in the unviersal epicentre, that's the day its all over. So long live Kamloops!

July 19, 2008 at 5:12 AM  

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