Mini-Family Reunion gathering at Nakusp Hot Springs
August 9-12, 2012
Anita and I had just a great time at Nakusp Hot Springs for 3 nights, August 9 - 11, 2012! Our kids, Richard & Louise and Allan & Cheryl camped with their families while Anita's sister, Elly and we two chose to stay in the motel next to the Hot Springs. Weather was grand and not as hot as the Okanagan. Enjoyed 2 campfire evenings which were a big high light with our youngest grand children. Oh, and the time spent in the Pools was soooo relaxing.
Richard also visited and pointed out to Allan and the others who didn't know the home he grew up in while living in Nakusp. Sad to say the yard and upkeep of the house exterior was badly neglected.
Saturday afternoon saw all of us spending quality time at the park and on the beach in Nakusp followed by a scrumptious meal at the Kuskanax Lodge in town.
On Saturday Richard went with Louise & Richard and the their girls to Kaslo to see the Moyie, a steam ship that Richard's father had worked on. It is a major tourist attraction in Kaslo and plyed the waters of Kootenay Lake until 1957. Prior to that we visited the Nakusp Museum to refresh ourselves with the history of the Minto, sister ship to the Moyie. The Minto traversed the waters of the Arrow Lakes from Robson to Arrowhead and 1954 it ceased operation. Efforts to save it as a muuseum like the Moyie is today failed and the Minto was burned in 1968. Richard's father also worked on the Minto. Driving back from Kaslo we took a short side trip to Sandon ... a former mining metropolis in its heyday and now a ghost town.
While doing this day trip Anita and Elly spent the day together. Anita said they had good conversations and spent quality time in the Pool.
That Saturday evening we pooled all our food and all of us ate together outdoors. What a feast! A special treat was an early birthday celebration for Julia, our youngest grand child who turned 5 on August 13th and Evan, her brother, who turned 8 on August 20th.