The long, winding, and captivating road to Kelowna (2)
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(cont'd...) During that time, the weather was starting to shift to being warm yet windy, and everybody must have been excited for the coming May long-weekend.
When I was asked and approached by my friend Raymond to the idea of accompanying his young family to visit Kelowna, and myself being that spontaneous sometimes, replied, "Sure! I don't see why not!".
Early morning the next day, after grabbing Tim Hortons coffee, we headed south of Highway 2 and eventually took Highway 3 going west.
Soon and still halfway to our destination, our long trip had taken a toll on me. With the aide of unassuming and seemingly hypnotic centre lines of the highway had further made my eyes stoically bored and tired. I cannot remember how many times - much to everyone's relief, we pulled out to rest and stretch.
There were some interesting stops we made. Some of the most vivid and engagedly different point of interests I saw were a little chapel and mock up birds perched on top of a line post. Inside of this little chapel are an altar and little pews that even adults can sit. Its steeple is nicely done reproduction of real one in scaled down version. That extra large artificial birds we looked upon was okay. It was black, and the obviously fancy eyes had never suspected me once that it would fly away.
The periodic appearance of startled deer crossing the highway or the carelessly wandering black bear at the side ditches was fun to watch. I can't believe how rich and healthy the ecology is in this part of the country specially the wildlife. Relatively, the sad plight of a couple animal carcass I saw lying on the sides was compelling. If I remember it correctly, I encountered 12 to 15 sighthings of these amazing animals; mostly black bears, but I also chanced upon an elk, coyotes, and deer. TO BE CONTINUED.