Saturday, July 31, 2004

Camping @ Seymour Arm

Just a quick post mark our 32nd find at Albas Provincial Park.

One hot day!

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Happy Birthday Mrs. Potatohead

Mrs. Potatohead turns 26 years old today.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Naked guy playing a flute Posted by Hello

Camping @ Whatshan Lake

Nothing like a spirited drive through one of BC's great windy roads. Still haven't got the new car going super fast, but it does well enough to have some fun... The A/C is sure nice during this little heat wave.

Friday night was the typical setup the tent and inflate the bed for passing out in later on. Amy was on the ball and remembered pillows so sleeping was very comfortable. So comfy that we were able to sleep in 'till 9am which is pretty good for camping.

Saturday was a good day. We had a quick breakfast and headed out to do a Geocache in Edgewood which is quite close to Whatshan lake. The cache was located on a nice rocky beach with rock statues as far as you could see. Geocaching often involves finding that oddly placed rock, but every rock here had a purpose. Immediately after getting out of the car we could here a flute in the distance. Looking out across the bay we could see a well tanned naked man standing on a rock across the bay. Finding the cache wasn't too bad, and the container was really neat. It looked like a military grade decontamination kit.

Back at the camp site the 'grownups' were getting ready to put on the annual game of Uh-oh for the kids. To some it up, basically the adults spent 45 minutes trying to gross out and soak their kids.

Later in the day the adults played a game called 'Better Wed, than Dead', which is like a newly wed type game. The Mrs. & I came in second place beating out Vern & Karen who desperately wanted to win.

Sunday morning I got a chance to water ski, that was fun.... It has been a while since I've been able to get out on a ski, and I paying for it today with sore back muscles.

That about wraps it up for camping at Whatshan Lake.

Monday, July 05, 2004

Furry Little Friends

Mrs. Potatohead feeds Wilbur the friendly gopher.Posted by Hello

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Camping Day 3,4 of 4

The final two days we quite uneventful. My stomach started bothering me so I just tried to stay mellow. By the evening I was feeling better with the help of ice cream and beer.

This morning (the 4th day) we packed up everything and dropped a microcache off at the KVR bridge that crossed over the river.

Friday, July 02, 2004

Camping Day 2 of 4

When you fall off a horse you have to get back on again.

I started off looking for the instructions for the burner again. I looked in the bag for them and saw this curious little disc. Ah, that must be why I it was shooting gasoline straight in the air... It needed the deflector disc. Now I can make my morning coffee.

With a couple cups of coffee in me, the Mrs, a few friends and I headed up the mountain to find the KettleTop geocache. The cache involved a 300M climb that started on trails, but then just turned into the group of us scrambling to the side of the mountain. Once at the top the view was breathtaking... or was that the climb? That geocache marks that our 30th find.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Camping Day 1 of 4

Happy Canada Day. Setup at the site went fine, and we spent the afternoon with Ryan's family a few sites over. Dinner time came soon enough so we went back to our site and started to make dinner. Amy said that she would require some hot water for dishes so I decided to try out my new Primus multi-fuel burner that my best man had given to us as a wedding present.

Uhm.... I'm thinking he was trying to kill us. See, I'm not really much into reading instructions so I just flew at it. I primed up the bottle with the correct number of pumps and started turning on the fuel. Lighter ready and lit waiting for the first hint of fuel. Nothing. It must need more fuel, so I turn up the dial ever so slightly and bang! A six foot flame torch just inches from my curious face.
So after that I started reading the intructions a little bit and played with it some more and still nothing is working right. Well, maybe I'll try again tomorrow.

Mr. “Flame Kissed” Potatohead