Friday, July 31, 2009

Photo Friday: Hanging out in Salmon Arm

 

Road Trip 0915

 

After a day of driving through the unbelievably green and rainy mountains of Western Canada, the kids and I stopped for the night in a little resort town called Salmon Arm. It is a cute little town set against a lake framed by mountains. The area near our hotel had a boardwalk, wetlands, and park. Two  local girls immediately befriended us and acted as our Salmon Arm tour guides. They  told me about the local sights including the fantastic pet store where you can hold real live tarantulas. They completed our tour with a circus performance of sorts including pole climbing, bicycle stunts, and swinging from willow trees. My kids couldn't have been more impressed.

You can read more about our time in Salmon Arm when I continue my Road Trip series on Monday!

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14 comments:

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

A very cool place to explore...would love to stumble across a little town like this...friendly locals, tarantulas and circus tricks?!!! :)

Lorraine said...

That's a fantastic shot, looks like she's going to stretch the length of the pole!

thecaffeinatedtraveller said...

She climbed that pole in jeans? I'd need a stretchable lyrca pair of tights, some super grippy rock climbing socks, a rope, abs and strong fingers. Nice to hear there are tarantulas hanging around as well.

Cate

Jess said...

I wish I could've gotten there earlier to meet those girls- they sounded hilarious!

jessiev said...

WOW! how did she get up so high?! it looks like a place we'd love to visit. thanks!

marina villatoro said...

i would ask how the h**l did she get up there, but my son could do the same circus act:)

familyadventureguidebooks said...

How fun for your little ones to have big kid tour guides. That was a luck find.

familyadventureguidebooks said...

How fun for your little ones to have big kid tour guides. That was a luck find.

Dominique said...

That looks pretty impressive to me! Western Canada is one place I've wanted to go for quite some time now...

BenLand said...

wow...that is one crazy little girl!!! hahaha

jamie said...

Sounds awesome, except for that crazy tarantula business. Yuck on that.

Helene said...

How fun!!! Those girls sound like they're so proud of their town...very sweet that they acted as your tour guides!!

My question though is even if you could hold a tarantula, would you really want to?

Suz Broughton said...

Great photo! The red shirt really makes it.

albert & angela fontenot said...

That picture is great! I love all the fun things you do with your kids. My kids would love to have you as a mom shar!!!
love,
ang