One of my favourite perks of living in Kamloops is the climate. Us citizens are lucky enough here to enjoy mild winters reflected by exceptionally hot summers. But not even this city is immune from an occasional outburst from the elements outside.
Spring in the tournament capital of Canada has indeed seen an abundance of sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-20s. Unfortunately, such delightful weather has been mostly limited to the common workweek, transforming into charcoal clouds and rain for my days off. With the approach of May Long, the forecast speculated yet another dreary weekend. So my wife and I, along with a couple of friends, skipped town and headed for the sunny boardwalks of Coeur d’Alene.
Lakeside lounging with a bucket of strawberry infused booze certainly made for a serene Friday night sunset, but it was actually a nearby attraction that had drawn us down to Idaho: Silverwood Theme Park. We awoke Saturday morning with resolve to conquer as many rides as the day would allow. Continue reading