Day Six/ Sun Peaks

Trip Start Dec 17, 2011
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Trip End Jan 14, 2012


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Kookaburra lodge

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Today we had to wake up earlier than we have all holidays, because we are going to Sun Peaks! The same limo that dropped us off at the hotel came back to pick us up to take us back to the airport.  We were packed in as tight as ever, but luckily, we weren't in the car for long.
We checked in and waited by the gate for our 10:25 flight.  The plane was so small, I couldn't even stand up in the seat.  I'm very short, so this means that the plane was very compact.
The flight to Kamloops, the town closest to Sun Peaks was only 40 mins.  We ascended, were offered a drink, then basically descended. The view from the plane, however, was the most amazing that I have ever seen.  The mountain peaks were only a hundred metres or so from the plane, and the tips were all sprinkled with snow.  The mountains went as far as the eye could see in all directions, so it just seemed endless. It felt like we were flying to the other side of the world. All of a sudden, the landscape flattened out, the snow disappeared, and a tiny town replaced the mountains. This was Kamloops, home to 65,000 people, and the gateway to Sun Peaks.
We were picked up by a van, and were taken to the local grocery store, so we could pick up enough food for the next week and a half. We split into teams, with lists so that we could be as efficient as possible.  Hayley and I were on snacks, dairy and frozens.  We compared prices, nutritional value and quantity when we were choosing our food, and we were the self-appointed best shoppers of the family.
We got back into the van and headed towards the mountain.  Along the way, we saw a large, multi-story casino and an Ukrainian Orthodox Church, two buildings you would not expect to see in such a small, isolated town.
We arrived in Sun Peaks, a beautiful snowy town.  We checked into the apartment, and made the countless trips to bring the bags and groceries into the apartment. 
We ate lunch at a late time again, and went to pick up our skis.  By the time we got back, it was cold and dark, so Dad and I were the only ones to venture outside once again.  Dad bought a camera to put on his helmet for when he skis, probably to capture all his sick flips.
An early night is on the cards, because we are getting up early to ski tomorrow!
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Aunty Kate on

I love the Christmas Tree - it's great you were able to find one. Now you'll all be ready for a White Christmas

ronlyn on

I'm impressed with the shopping technique!
xxx
Nana

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