Yiipppeeeeee a day off and right into paradise!!!!!!!

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See snowed at my house already...errrggggggg....
Oh what a wonderful feeling...oh what a wonderful day.......
Boy at last I have a weekend off of work...I couldn't believe it...I was so excited I could hardly contain myself.

Okay look I know I have been complaining all winter about the wretched snow...but that is driving to work in the stuff....
But now I get to go and play...what an awesome day.

The smell of pine, cedar, and snow
Fresh air...the smell is divine (beats traffic, gas, diesel, honking horns, sirens...and people yelling at one another.....
Ahhhhh...the peace, the snow, the sun on my face (the sun burn)....ohhhhhhhh my feet were twitching I could hardly sleep....

The day was a wee bit chilly at the start of the day, but I headed out to my friends at 700am sharp...I got to his place and we were meeting everybody near small town Canada.
Looking for those surfer dudes...
  My friend was taking a snowmobile, we already had the snow cat on the logging road..and we were picking up one teacher and 8 kids that attend a world school here in Victoria (no I can't remember the name).  The kids come here from all over the world to attend this school and some have never been up into the mountains.  I met kids form Germany, The Netherlands, Uruguay, Spain, Paris...etc...I can't remember all the places.  They were spending four days on this trail and staying in one of the cabins and hiking everywhere they could.  One small problem was I did not see one person with snow shoes, or skis...soooooooo it is good that there are things in all of the cabins that they could probably use.
Where are they?????


There was only about 6-8 feet of snow this year...and the base was really hard...had frozen many times and it had only snowed about 6 inches the night before...so it was really good for snow shoeing, or skiing, or even walking as the base was well packed.

So we got to mile 3 then we had to take the snow cat and the snowmobile up to about mile 11 where some of the trail heads begin.   We dropped off teacher and said kids...and wished them on their merry way...
We picked up a  couple of wayward friends trekking about...then headed to the tea hut for lunch.

We saw only a few martin tracks in the snow.  No cougar, bear or wolf...but maybe they were smart and were still sleeping in:):)

By this time it started to get nice outside, the sun started to shine, I could smell the trees and the snow...it was all so fresh. 
We got to the hut and my feet for some reason were frozen...so off came my boots...and on went the gas heater (no electricity up on the mountains)....warmed up my feet, had lunch...and then we had to start to head back to the truck.  All in all about four hours of snowshoeing...lots of fun...I could have stayed out there longer if it was not going to get dark soon...

It was about 800pm by the time I came through my own door...totally happy....

It was a great day...
I miss it out there already...but will go again soon...when the rain stops now!!!!!!

Enjoy the walk with me:):):):)

hummingbird50 says:
Hey Rudolph...they had the adventure of their lives.....four days of fun in the sun and snow....:):)
See you and Elke will have to come...in the summer when it is very warm:):)
Posted on: Mar 15, 2009
Sweetski says:
Indeed a glorious day out Bev. I am glad my country was represented :) I hope you taught the fututre of our nation well about nature and conserving it :)
Posted on: Mar 15, 2009
hummingbird50 says:
See you should have been here Elke!!!!
Posted on: Mar 14, 2009
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See snowed at my house already...e…
See snowed at my house already...…
Looking for those surfer dudes...
Looking for those surfer dudes...
Where are they?????
Where are they?????
Hmmmmmmm.......
Hmmmmmmm.......
Nice waves
Nice waves
Ohhhh there they are...surfing Can…
Ohhhh there they are...surfing Ca…
Loading up the snow cat
Loading up the snow cat
Droopy branches
Droopy branches
One snowmobile
One snowmobile
Are we going yet???
Are we going yet???
I am ready!!!!!
I am ready!!!!!
This way...this way....
This way...this way....
Hmmmmmm...any trolls under there...
Hmmmmmm...any trolls under there...
Probably not...to cold:):)
Probably not...to cold:):)
Okay everybody out.....
Okay everybody out.....
Bye now...see you in four days....
Bye now...see you in four days....
Brrrr......
Brrrr......
Ahhhhh....
Ahhhhh....
Yipppeeee play snow!!!!
Yipppeeee play snow!!!!
One of the kids dog...her name was…
One of the kids dog...her name wa…
Okay still trying to get going!!!
Okay still trying to get going!!!
White...
White...
Spring white....
Spring white....
This way please:):)
This way please:):)
Sunny on the ocean :)
Sunny on the ocean :)
We are still going this way please
We are still going this way please
We have arrived
We have arrived
Another toilet of the world...what…
Another toilet of the world...wha…
Can you see the elk wandering arou…
Can you see the elk wandering aro…
The wee warm tea hut!!!
The wee warm tea hut!!!
Okay follow me...I am heading this…
Okay follow me...I am heading thi…
Ooooooo I just wanna go jump in it…
Ooooooo I just wanna go jump in i…
Goin up....
Goin up....
Peace....
Peace....
Tranquility
Tranquility
Joy
Joy
Been here...
Been here...
Yippeee made it:):)
Yippeee made it:):)
Going home....
Going home....
Waggghhhhh.....
Waggghhhhh.....
I dont wannna go home :(
I don't wannna go home :(
Bye little tree
Bye little tree
See ya again soon:):)
See ya again soon:):)
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