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Sorry for the not writing an entry in a while, things have been pretty quiet though so unfortunately there isn't anything too exciting to write about. We're in Kelowna again and have been for a while, just waiting for Thursday to come when we board a bus to Seattle. We completed our time at Big White, Matt got pretty great at skiing and is looking forward to doing it again as soon as possible. I on the other hand really didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would, I'm glad I gave it a go but I don't plan on going again in the near future. We're both glad to be out of the hostel up there and back into comfort in Kelowna.

We're pretty much just killing time in Kelowna at the moment, it's not the most exciting town in the winter but at least it's cheap. We've gotten pretty good in the kitchen, we've cooked two roast chickens which both turned out beautifully. A lot of the people in this hostel are long-termers so we've all become friends, the group heads out to the pub for chicken wing Wednesday to watch the hockey. Australia day was a bit of a non-event as a lot of people went to the mountain to party which apparently was a 30 hour party and got a bit out of hand. We spent the afternoon in the spa with some beer and then went out that night so it was still had a good time. We've organised a bunch of things for the America leg; booked a hostel for Seattle, booked the flight from Seattle to LA and reserved a car to rent from San Francisco to New York. We both cannot wait for some warm California weather although camping in the national parks will get a but chilly, but if we can survive Moore River and Dwellingup in the winter we can survive California and Utah in the spring. I closed my bank account today (because I got soooo much use out of that) and Matt's still waiting for his last paycheck to come in the mail before he closes his.

So yeah, that's about it since the last entry. It will be sad to see Canada go although our excitement for America outweighs that, we've had a great time all up and have some great photos to show when we get home (although looking back at them we're not in a lot of them... might have to work on that). We've both said we'd love to come back and see a bit more of the country but in the summertime, we're really over the cold. Anyway here's some photos from Big White:

Not the best photo. I'm squinting horribly because the sun was in my eyes. Before someone is smart and says the sun is behind me, everything in that place reflects light so intensely.

The gondola that takes you from Happy Valley (where the buses drop you) into the Main Village.

Posted by mattandcorry 11:50 Archived in Canada

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Hey son, good to hear from you. Did you get to have a look at that Irish pub in Kelowna that Nan mentioned.
Shame you're just marking time waiting for the bus, no local museums etc to check out?
I see they have good mountain bike tracks, can you hire a bike or something or try your hand at a horse ride. I googled what to do in Kelowna and a whole heap of stuff came up. A horse ride would be great.
Seattle should be pretty cool too,check out the Space Needle building and they do one of those tours on a Bus Duck that goes in the water.
Well keep us updated, bye Dad.

by Jaydee

Google maps lied to us about it's location so we thought it wasn't there anymore, but we saw it a couple of days ago. We have plans the next two nights though so I think we're out of luck.
All the outdoors activities like that are pretty much ruined in the winter because when everything's not covered in snow it's covered in ice, which ruins everything. It's okay we're enjoying just relaxing and will probably be the last chance to do so until we get home.
Seattle looks awesome the more I look into it, near the space needle they have the EMP museum with horror film exhibits, sci-fi icons, Jimi Hendrix exhibit and a Nirvana exhibit at the moment. Matt wants to go to a factory they have there where they run a tour showing you the Boeing planes been made and you can go into a cockpit and stuff, it's pretty far out of the way and difficult to get to though so we're not sure if we'll go.

by mattandcorry

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