28.01.2013 0 °C
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.