Monday, May 19, 2008

May 24th Long Weekend

I can't believe that I have not posted for so long. I worked my butt off last week so I could get a few days out of town with my daughter. The weather for the first time in what seems like months was warm. Very warm! In fact where I was it was well into the high 80's low 90's.
We had planned a road trip going from Vancouver to Cache Creek and then over 99 to Pemberton and back through Whistler and Squamish. We managed to get out of town in record time considering it was a long weekend and all the roads were packed with travelers with the same idea as we had, but when we got to our turn off we blew a tired and had to spend the night in hope and drive part way back to get a new set of tires. However by 11:00 am Saturday we were back on track and headed up the Fraser Canyon. All along the way we large groups of bikers and wondered why so many of them were traveling the route. When we got to our Motel in Cache Creek the mystery was solved. Apparently there is a motor bike track there and a motor bike event was being held there that weekend and every motel in the town was booked solid with bikers. Fortunately the clerk informed me we had made reservations, but except for us the entire motel was booked with bikers! They were everywhere - sitting on their bikes and drinking beer. Surprisingly the evening was quieter than I expected which I think has something to do with the fact that most of the bikers these days are getting a little long in the tooth and a day in the sun drinking beer means that they do not have the energy to party too long into the night.
All things considered the weekend was a welcome break from work. Of course I took lots of photo's but I have not had a chance to put them all up, but here are a couple I really like.Lillooet

Seton Lake

Duffey Lake


  1. Anonymous7:59 PM

    I'm glad you got to take a break from work! And as usual your photos are breathtaking...

  2. Well, there you are. Lucy hasn't been writing on her blog either! lol

    Really love that last photo, my gosh it's beautiful! Glad all the old bikers were so well behaved, lol...too funny.

  3. Wow! Your pictures are absolutely beautiful!

  4. Thanks everyone for the comments on the pictures. I really find this a beautiful place to travel. Should any of you win the lottery and want a tour guide around British Columbia - give me a call!