Saturday, July 25, 2009

Nelson, B.C., Canada on our Kootenay Road Trip

Karen and I are still on our first day of our Kootenay Road trip. We have seen so many great sights and put on lots of kilometers so we're ready to end the day in a very special place, Nelson, B.C., Canada. Karen has come back to her home town after many years away, many memories and many changes.

Nelson is definitely one of my favorite little cities. It has richness in history both for those that built the city and for our family. We lived here during the early years of our marriage, due to being transferred here twice and also two of our daughters were born here and so it holds very special meanings on many levels.

Kootenay Lake
We checked into the old restored Hume Hotel, one steeped in history, and walked uptown to find a great spot to eat a late dinner. Then we drove around town, finding old familiar spots to remind us of the old days. It was a gorgeous sunny evening and we wandered around the Gyro Park, enjoying the sights and the view from high on the hill above town as the sun set.

                                                                   Downtown Nelson, BC

There are several spots in the downtown area that have outside patios to eat on, extending onto the parking section of the street. The tree lined street make it very appealing and it is a very busy downtown during summer weekends, especially, dinner time can even be difficult to find a place to eat.

Lakeside Park

The park makes a nice shady reprieve from the summer heat and we had to have some french fries with vinegar, hmm, that does bring back memories of old !
Although there are many changes over the years, there are still many things that bring back the childhood memories to Karen and our other friend Karen who joined us for the day to reminisce
about the old neighborhood.
For more on Nelson visits, check out this other page.

Now we move onto the next day of our Kootenay Road Trip. We visit Ainsworth, Kaslo and Creston, B.C.


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