No trespassing: A followup on the Kelowna hippie commune

I never wonder why I do this. I’m intrigued by the history of the areas I live in, how people lived in another time, and why they up and leave their homes, abandoning what may have been precious items. I make up stories in my head, some of them inspired by Criminal Minds episodes, and… Continue reading No trespassing: A followup on the Kelowna hippie commune

Time travelling to junior high

I’d already been yelled at once. When I heard footsteps behind me, I thought, ‘oh great, here we go again.’ I wasn’t in trouble. The fellow seemed rather pleasant, so I asked, ‘oh dear, am I trespassing?’ Yep, I sure was. I apologized profusely and thought I should leave, but the fellow was in the… Continue reading Time travelling to junior high

C2H: The old man climbeth

C2H — Close to Home is my attempt at a new summer series. Thanks to impending (f)unemployment and the price of gas ($1.44 a litre!) in the Okanagan, our adventuring will be a bit limited. Shep and I will try to explore the regional parks around Kelowna and find adventure less than 50 kilometres from… Continue reading C2H: The old man climbeth

The best for last: Hedley, B.C.

Sometimes, you don’t find what you’re looking for until you’re near the end of the road. Shep and I saddled up for an escape on Sunday and busted the open highway, bound for Hedley. I’d heard about the mine on the side of the mountain, about miners falling out of their cabins … to their… Continue reading The best for last: Hedley, B.C.

Sneaking around in Cawston, B.C.

It had been too long since we’d gone on an abandoned adventure. Life has been getting in the way. Shep and I moved twice since August, one to Summerland and two months later into West Kelowna. And then real drama struck. Shep became very ill and I almost lost my precious boy. While he was… Continue reading Sneaking around in Cawston, B.C.