We woke up to a very warm morning yesterday, although I could tell we had some really low cloud the minute I walked out the door for my walk and it was still dark. It was sad doing my final walk around the park 😦 but we plan on being back next year!
My last view of Kelowna from this side of the lake … hopefully the next time we see Kelowna it is covered in a blanket of fluffy white snow when we fly home for Christmas 🙂
After my walk I sat down with my laptop and coffee and opened up our local on-line news site only to be greeted with “Snowfall Warning For The Coquihalla” … that’s not what we wanted to see! Fortunately it wasn’t expected to start until the afternoon so we packed up quickly and hit the road a little earlier than planned.
Before hitting the Coquihalla we had to make it over the Connector and that stretch of highway is 400 metres, 1320 feet, higher than the Coquihalla.
We did hit thick fog and temperatures hovering on the freezing mark at the summit but other than that the roads were in good shape with just a skiff of snow along the sides.
This was the start of the fog, it got much thicker … so thick that I wasn’t able to get a picture because I had nothing to focus on!
Coming down off the Connector into Merritt, B.C. the fog cleared but the rain became heavier.
Heavy cloud as we entered the Coquihalla but at least we didn’t get the heavy fog.
The snow shed was clear and from here on in we knew the roads would be good!
Traffic was very heavy and the roads were wet but other than that it was a really good trip and we made it safely to Abbotsford, B.C. PHEW, that was the hard part of the trip!
The colors are always so vibrant this time of year.
Nearing Hope, B.C. and the end of the Coquihalla … or Highway Thru Hell as it is better know to the rest of the world ☺
Now that Maxx is on the coast we should have an easy drive south as there are no higher mountain passes to cross. Tomorrow we will fly to Edmonton for a week of visiting and warm squeezy hugs 🙂
Until next time …