I went on a road trip into a land that had no wi-fi. Yes, such lands exist. Very scenic lands.
In this case it was a cabin in the Okanagan by Penticton. My uncle’s cabin sits right on Twin Lakes. I could live in that place with that view and weather. Below are a few of the pictures I took on the road trip there and back as well as the view from the cabin itself.
Being deprived of wifi and unable to use my laptop was not a loss. I had a book with me and my Kindle as back up. I always need something for my insomnia time. That is once everyone else is tuckered out and off to bed I need to entrain myself.
We went there to relax because my mother has recently finished her cancer treatments. The chemo then the radiation. She is still feeling the chemo related neuropathy but she wanted to go away to relax with family. So we all got together and took the winding mountain roads from Alberta to BC to get to that little piece of heaven.
To me there is nothing better than traveling into the mountains and the deep woods. My step-brother, a city boy if there was ever to be one, found the mountains to be intimidating and closed in. I, on the other hand, could live with that view. Majestic comes to mind.
It brings a certain peace to me. Like i can really breath for the first time. And breathing in that pine scent. So good. Fresh beyond words. I find the atmosphere very relaxing. The mountains will always be majestic to me. No matter how often I see them. I have seen them plenty of times from when I was a wee toddler to now because my parents have family in Vancouver so we would take that mountain trek for holidays. Sometimes driving through and sometimes camping.
Once at the cabin we did some canoeing. Kayaking. Played crib on cloudy days. Explored the area a bit and then went to check out the national part in Penticton. I have a couple shots here form one trail we were on. I read a great book. And I plotted my own book while there as well in my note book.
It is nice sometimes to get out of your element and mindset somewhere else. Somewhere that makes you feel a peace like the mountains do for me.