Well this morning our mountain getaway came to an end. We packed up our stuff, put in the slides, hooked up the pickup and headed back over the mountain passes to home. The roads were good but that pass up Sinclair Creek is a steep one so it took us a while to haul ourselves over it. I remember all the cars that overheated on that ascent when we were out there as kids so took my time and kept an eye on the temperature all the way. Once we got over the pass it was smooth going along the Kootenay River flats. We stopped at the Simpson River where there is a monument commemorating George Simpson of the Hudson’s Bay Company travels through the area. I took the shot below looking up the valley of the Simpson River.
One more pass past Storm Mountain and we are all downhill on the way home. It is about a three hour drive from Radium back our place near Cremona. Once we got home we needed to trim up the grass a little before putting the rig in its spot. And that last two miles was really dusty so we will need to do a little washing and shining once we get settled in.
A big week ahead here, Wednesday we pick up our oldest granddaughter, Claire, who is hanging out with us till next Monday, then Thursday we head up to Rocky Mountain House for our youngest granddaughters 1st Birthday celebration, and not to forget the countries 143rd, and then on Friday it is time to load the horses and head for the Buffalo Creek Ranch up near Wainwright for a little gathering celebrating my Uncle Brent's wedding last winter. So until next time those of you who are traveling, travel safe, and those who are not enjoy your days, we will be enjoying ours.