I’m back in BC this weekend, & it’s been glorious. Me, three friends, two dogs, & a cooler full of beer & raw dog food made the trek through the Rockies to kick it for a couple days at my parents’ lake lot on the shores of the little known Lake Koocanusa.
I may have been born in the Prairies, but I was reared in the Kootenays: that’s where I learned how to swim, it’s where I learned to drive, & it’s where I’ve been spending summers since, well, since I can remember.
It’s a place that I hold near to my heart & I’ve got more than a few memories from summers there as a kid. I’m really looking forward to reliving my youth with a few nostalgic-rich days laying on the beach, perusing the local Farmer’s Market, taking things international with a day trip across the border, & maybe even catching a fish or two.
There’s a good chance I’m doing one (or all) of those things right now, actually, & I’m not even a little bit sorry about it. So, I might be alone… but at least I’m in the beautiful province of BC while I’m doin’ it.