Friday brought us another beautiful day and more hot springs! After the traditional pancakes with blueberries (and a bit of scrambled eggs on the side), we drove from Goat River to Cranbrook where we restocked some supplies (Tim Hortons coffee, bbq lighter, s’more fixin’s).
We drove up through Kimberly and Invermere, before winding our way up to Lussier hot springs.
The hot springs were PACKED: A couple families with small kids, a big group of rowdy drinking teenage boys, and a few quieter older couples. With the river run-off still so high, only one pool was accessible, and it was ‘warm’ at best. Everyone
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Thursday morning we got up, and aimed almost immediately for Ainsworth Hot Springs. These are the first commercial ones of our little hot springs tour, but still well worth it. If you’ve never stopped in here, it’s worth checking out at least once. There’s a little cave where the springs come out of the mountain, and you can walk through the hot, waist-deep water. There’s also a little cold-plunge pool, which I was even brave enough to use this time around! Twice! My dad used to do it, and tried to convince us, but one toe in the water was
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Wednesday morning, we had breakfast by a crashing roadside waterfall — scrambled eggs and garlic pan-fried potatoes. A few people, seeing the sign in our back window, stopped to congratulate us.
After breakfast and coffee, we headed on to Halfway hot springs, which we’d never previously been to. While wandering around trying to locate the path “down”, we said hello to a couple random hippies — and were surprised to realize we knew these hippies. It was Tarzie, and her husband and baby. I’ve known Tarzie for years through the Calgary Burner community! An awesome surprise to find them by
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Upon leaving Sparkling Hill (which was sad to leave — I’m sure we’ll be back for anniversaries down the road!), we headed back to Kathy’s & Dave’s to pick up our wedding gifts and leftover wedding booze. We also discovered around this point that Brian’s wallet seemed to be missing. I’d put the hotel on my credit card, so we hadn’t needed or thought about Brian’s wallet since some time before the wedding. We each searched the van, to no avail. We also looked around Kathy’s & Dave’s place — also no luck. I was sure it must just be
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On Friday morning, we awoke in The Hume Hotel in Nelson, and had breakfast at the ‘General Store Restaurant’ downstairs. Free hot breakfast came with the room, and I had the special (roasted red pepper and pesto scrambled eggs). It was amazingly tasty. Brian just had his usual poached eggs, toast, hashbrowns.
After checking out of our room, we went down to the waterfront pathway, and walked along it with our cameras for about an hour and a half, then got back in the car and headed north in the direction of Nakusp (via Ainsworth/Kaslo).
We stopped in the little
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