This blog post is a bit more personal and is a bit of a tourism brochure for Merritt! My brother-in-law from Switzerland who visited us last year came back this month for 3 weeks. He loves Canada. :) We had a great time again showing him our neck of the woods- the weather was brilliant for most of his stay which made it even better. Hiking is what he most loves and he obviously does plenty of it...the trek up Windy Canyon didn't leave him huffing or puffing at all (guess who needs to get in shape!) He and Othmar had much to discuss sitting amidst the sage, bunch grass and pines. :) Kamloops we visited Someday Retrievers where Linda trains dogs for hunting and obedience...very cool to see how she works. land-jaegers and eccles for snacks Paul Lake- great park and boat access- and hiked that a bit. Pinanton Lake many kilometers away. We also saw how you could fit 4 people and 3 dogs in a boat smaller than ours! coal to assess it's burn-ability- the answer is yes. Kentucky Alleyne Lake was a bit more accommodating.