We drove inland through the Fraser Valley over the long weekend to Harrison Hot Springs.  My idea of a good time isn’t sitting in boiling water that smells like rotten eggs.  I know that it’s the sulphur in the water that imparts this stink and I read somewhere that the naturally bubbly hot water is good for you…. then again, I read somewhere else that that’s just a myth.  I’m sticking to the myth interpretation!  Our motivation behind this daytrip was that we wanted to drive through the scenic countryside and enjoy listening to some good tunes.  Music always sounds better when you’re driving through the country.

We stopped for lunch and a walkabout through the adorable town of Agassiz.  German burgers and meatloaf sandwiches  – perfect warm sammies for the overcast day we were having.

I wanted to spend more time exploring Agassiz but the troops wanted to travel onward to the beach.

Riding on Daddy’s shoulders

Harrison Lake is 60 km long and even though it’s technically a lake, it has a fantastic stretch of beach.  The day continued to remain overcast – which is perfect weather in my opinion.  I know, I know everyone likes sunny days, but I’m a rain loving kinda gal (good thing then that we live on the Wet Coast!)

So, we just had fun exploring the town and hanging out by the beach.  It was too brrr that day to get into the water!

We also walked along the trails to see some of the hot springs.  There are all these other smaller trails off the main one where there is a ton of exploring to do and where you could probably also get very lost.  We did manage to navigate ourselves alright and got to the bubbly springs and man, it reeked!

You can’t tell from this picture but that’s steam rising out of the water.  I didn’t try to walk across that log because I didn’t want to fall into that vile smelling water, but mostly because I was coughchickencough.  My family is used to my scare-easy-self so they didn’t laugh too hard.  Also, they know better since I’m the one who cooks their meals!!

To reward ourselves for this hike walk, we stuffed our faces with homemade pie.  Well, homemade by Ms. Kim of Kim’s Country Cafe and it was delish!  The trek back home seemed shorter even though we skipped the highway and took the scenic route.

Tired and happy, we slept really well that night.

We’re heading out for a family vacation to Vancouver Island next week.  I will be back with pictures of my finished Paper Dolls and some Island stories.

So, what are your summer plans?

7 thoughts on “Day Trippin’

  1. Kelly

    awww What lovely family pics! Sounds like a wonderful day trip and yummy meatloaf to top it off. Enjoy your vacay! Can’t wait to see your Paper Dolls.


  2. Leila

    It sound like you and your lovely troops had a wonderful time in Harrison Hot Springs. As always, the lovely photos tell the whole story. What a beautiful and happy family. And the meatloaf sanwiches are so yummy !


  3. knitnkanmani

    omg pp i think i shd name u the glf .
    Love the snaps so artistic.love the hair too u look younger each time u post :)..this time perhaps the good effect of the spring water 🙂
    kiki and prithvi looks soooooooooooo adorable.


  4. Jocelyn

    Thought I’d commented on this already, I was wrong then.
    That meatloaf sandwich looks awesome. Healthy or not, I’d like to skip dipping into rotten-egg smelling steamy water too, thanks.

    Did the kids have fun?

    Bring on the Paperdolls!


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