Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Our little weekend adventure turned out to be super duper fun! My sister went up to Sicamous on the Thursday as her softball team she coaches was in the provincials, so my dad, brother & I drove up on Friday after work to go watch them play. And hang out on the lake...

Google said the drive was about 4 hours and 40 minutes, so my dad was determined to beat that time. Unfortunately there was a bit of traffic in Langley/Abbotsford and then we stopped for dinner at White Spot, so we definitely didn't hit the Google goal, but we did make it in about 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Sicamous is quite the small town! I didn't realize how small it was, but it is right on Shuswap Lake so it's warm and scenic. We stayed at the Best Western there and it was a pretty new hotel and quite nice. Oh my gosh - the continental breakfast was SO good! It had cereal, tons of fresh fruit, bagels, muffins, eggs, toast and WAFFLES! The waffles basically had a machine with pre-made mix in it that you put into one of two waffle makers. They were quite tasty too! I was impressed.

I watched FIVE softball games this weekend. That's more softball than I've seen in my LIFE! Once I got into it, it was actually quite fun. My sister is quite the intense little coach! It's pretty entertaining watching her signal the batters from third. Pants & I got quite a kick out of that. We also went to the lake and swam. We didn't realize quite how cold the water would was Cold with a capital C. But like the good little swimmers we are, we all went for a solid swim out to the dock.

Saturday night we had a "'team" barbeque, which Pants & I were honorary members of. My dad automatically has an in at pretty much any softball event since he is the president of the league, so Pants & I figured as long as we told people our last name, we were golden.

My sister's team made it into the FINAL game and ended up coming in second in the province which is pretty darn good if you ask me, especially for 12 year olds! We came home on Sunday afternoon and the drive only took 4 hours and 30 minutes. (not including the dinner stop!) We ate at Original Joe's in Kamloops and it was delish. I'd never been but Pants recommended it. The beauty of eating there is that you get to order TWO sides with your burger/wrap/sandwich! I was thrilled. There were so many options as sides too: veggies & dip, quinoa salad, potato salad, fries, yam fries, salad, poutine, broccoli and a few more. I had a falafel burger which was really, really good. It came with hummus and tsatsiki on it and I would specifically go back to that restaurant for that burger. It was THAT good. It's really nice to have veggie burger options that aren't the typical veggie burger, ya know?

Oh, and I had a phone malfunction on Saturday. My screen just all of a sudden stopped working. It was terrible. It was still making noises but not useable. Alas, Pants & I had to go meet up with a guy from craigslist on Sunday late at night who charged me $60 to fix it. Problem solved. Nothing a little money can't fix...

I couldn't help but drool over the gorgeous province we live in. I love the blue sky & green trees! I may have took photos the entire drive up...

Imagine living where there were no mountains?! I can't!!

It randomly got stormy around Merritt but there were rainbows

Ahhh yes, the gorgeous (and cold) lake. My dad just bought a new GoPro camera and so this is on the setting where it takes 30 photos in a very short time frame. This is my daddio & I diving in! (I only picked three...) It makes for fun action shots!!

My daddio! It was his birthday yesterday - HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPPA! I called him daddio in front of some of the softball parents on the weekend (not even thinking about it; I call him that all the time) and one said, "Did you just call him daddio?!" and I said "Yup! 28 and still calling him that." To which my great father replied, "They will always be your kids I guess." It was cute :)

The GoPro takes super widescreen photos and rounds them out like this. This one was meant to be of our heads but nope...! It makes for some cool photos!

Pant's chillin' & relaxin' all cool after a swim

So pretty

We found a water park to play in! (the water was just as cold as the lake though)

We had lunch and some Coronas one day at Joe Schmuck's Roadside Grill. Not bad; the best part was that this table was kind of like a tree fort. I enjoyed it!

Lil' sis doin' her coaching thang! This was when she was the first base coach. She doesn't do funky signals there sadly.

My dad was a major trooper and let my sister put a teal streak in his hair for support

My sister and three of the four other coaches trying to take a fun photo while getting photo bombed by the team. Cute :)

My sister got some majorly cool tan lines from wearing her lulu's on the field an excessive amount...hahaha!

My falafel burger from the aforementioned Original Joe's (with my chosen sides of poutine & quinoa salad!)

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