Today we will be starting an epic drive across British Columbia to the Columbia Valley, headwaters of the mighty Columbia River, and meeting up with my Mother’s side of the family for a mini-Family Reunion. It’s become a biennial tradition and gives us an opportunity to catch up, eat, fish, explore and have the general sort of fun that one does when camping with family.
During our recent two-week vacation in Southern California and Nevada we managed to get out to do a couple of hikes. It was hot and dry, but they were definitely the highlights for me. Probably Jayne too. While in Vegas, we managed to slip out for an exploration in Red Rock Canyon and when we were in LA, a close friend took us for a hike in the Santa Monica Mountains.
The day we hiked the Santa Monica Mountains is one for the record books: a hike, a swim and two brewpubs. Epic!