So I have to back this story up to last Thursday when we joined a group of my FedEx (ex federal government) co-workers for a potluck. As luck would have it a bad storm was a brewing and the flakes were just starting to come down when we arrived at 4:00 pm. A great time was had by all but by 7:30 pm we all headed out because the snow was heavy and showing no signs of stopping.
Hubby brushed the snow off around the driver’s door of our rental car, which was parked out on the street, and I went to open the door to start the car and warm it up. Can you sense something is about to happen? Well if you did, you were right 😦 I couldn’t get the door to open and my heart sank, I just knew there must be damage on the front fender. Sure enough hubby brushed off the snow and we found somebody hat hit us, and of course just took off!
So sad ☹
Didn’t look any better the next day ☹
We spent the remainder of the evening on the phone with the RCMP, ICBC, and trying to get in touch with Budget but had no luck. The next day we took the car back to Budget to report the damage and get another car since we couldn’t open the driver’s door because of the damage, and hubby was tired of climbing over the passenger seat to get in and out.
Still lot’s of snow the next day!
We traded that car for a car with snow tires so we could go down to the coast for a few days to see hubby’s mother. Nope, two days of bad winter storms had Kelowna cut off from travel in any direction out of the valley. The storm finally past Saturday evening so Sunday morning hubby said “let’s go for a drive” 🙂
I sent my pilot car out an hour ahead of us, aka my sister and family, to scout out road conditions for us. No I didn’t do that, they were heading down to Vancouver Island for Christmas and just happen to be travelling the same day as us. Since they were ahead of us she kindly sent me road condition updates and I have to say they were bang on … thanks sis!
The first part of our drive was good and it was nice to see the sun and it really did look like a winter wonderland 😀
There was definitely signs of the previous storm but for the most part the roads weren’t to bad and we even got to see a celebrity on the Coquihalla!
Jamie Davis towing from the TV show Highway Thru Hell.
And they were working hard. Hubby saw the cameraman with them so I’m guessing we may see this footage on the next season.
We are not sure when that semi went off the road but just after we passed it the road narrowed down considerably!
We had single lane traffic for awhile.
But it was very pretty.
Once we came down off the Coquihalla the roads were great and after a visit with hubby’s mom in Abbotsford we drove into Langley to spend the night with hubby’s brother and sister-in-law.
Along the way we were treated to a very pretty sunset.
We had to park a little way away from their condo but the walk took us by some nicely decorated houses.
I liked this one because the green tree looked like a cactus from a distance.
These guys even had music playing, but fortunately for the neighbours it wasn’t very loud.
Until next time …