We just returned from out 20 day Miata adventure .  The first part of the trip was around BC with two friends which included a side trip to Alberta.  The first few days were in the Okanagan wine region where we had the chance to stay in Naramata and sample lots of wines.  Amazingly good wines.

After that we stopped in Ainsworth for some hot spring activity and on to Fernie.  We were planning on going to Canmore and then through Lake Louise to take the icefield highway to Jasper but found out that there was snow coming and none of us had winter tires.  We changed our plans and immediately drove to Saskatchewan River Crossing which is a lodge half way between Lake Louise and Jasper.  The drive there was great with clear blue skies and the views were fantastic.  But the next morning we awoke to snow flurries so turned around and headed south stopping in Bragg Creek to stay at the home of the sister of one of our compatriots.  Beautiful big house with a custom gourmet meal.  Wonderful evening but again woke to snow so headed south again.

For the next few days it was lots of rain until we made it to Wenatchee in Washington State.  Lots of blue sky and warm weather.  We stayed a few days to visit Blaine and Lisa along with Ryan and Corrie and her parents who were staying at an RV resort.  Great chance to spend time with Ryan’s 3 boys.

Then on to Hood River Oregon which is on the Columbia river in sight of three big volcanoes Mount Hood, Mount Adams and Mount Saint Helens.  There we joined 60 other Miatas for a series of runs.  One of the run was an all day drive through twisting forestry roads to a ridge that looked into the St Helens crater only 7 miles away.  Great drive although the roads were quite rough.

Then home.  The pictures are of the three cars at the Naramata Inn, a glacier on the icefield highway, Mount Hood and Mount St Helens