10 May. Hot and sunny. 29 degrees in Kamloops this afternoon.
Left Revelstoke after a quick good bye to Snubby and promises that we wouldn’t let another nine years go by with out being in touch.
Drove to Salmon Arm and stopped at Hidden Gems book shop. This was not on the tour but the owner of the Revelstoke book shop suggested we stop by. I’d sent Beth an email last night and she greeted us with open arms and incredible enthusiasm. I left ten books with her because this weekend is a big writer’s festival in Salmon Arm. Beth was a fountain of information and suggestions. I’m so glad we met her. She even suggested a great Salmon Arm hotel for next year’s book tour!
On to Kamloops. Jason of The Book Place has a chaotic book shop. An eclectic mix of titles but once again an enthusiastic welcome and great knowledge of his local authors. I’m happy to now be included in their number.
So here Anne and I are, relaxing before bed in our hotel room a block away from highway one west. We’re homeward bound tomorrow. Plan to have breakfast in Merritt. Hope to be on the 1pm ferry back to the island.
Many lessons learned on this tour. I’m excited to get home and pick up writing where I left off twelve days ago. Bookshops around southern BC are awaiting Soul of a Nomad. Guess I better get on with it as it’s only about half written.
Thank you for following along this different journey from my norm. Next time you’ll be hearing from me will be in mid August from Mongolia. Friends, Pat and Helen, and I are off on another grand adventure this time the Silk Road. I hope you’ll join us through this blog. Please invite any interred friends to follow.
Meantime, good night from Kamloops.