Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Saw a baby moose with his mom, meadows so thick with purple lupins that it made your eyes go buggy, and had a picnic beside a foggy, rainy, Allison Lake. We just toodled along, stopping when we felt like it, finally checking in at the Ramada in Merritt, and of course the girls were thrilled with the proceedings. A POOL! Boston Pizza for supper, the playground down the street afterwards, then cartoons in the room and a stack of kids' books.
In the morning, we enjoyed breakfast at the hotel, then coffee at a great local cafe (not just great for Merritt, actually great), then I went riding for a few hours with Angelo, who came up to meet me from Vancouver (...again, this is almost becoming traditional: April '05, June '05 and May '06). Seriously awesome riding, with the Godey Creek trails in perfect condition from recent downpours, then a pub lunch and a couple of beers with him later...pretty much my ideal father's day, combining a super family outing with single-guy good livin'.