Nelson, British Columbia

Yeah, what’s new? I did go to Canada over the Memorial day weekend – that was kewl. I was camping in the Northernmost tip of Idaho for the weekend and decided to make a venture up to the Great North. I visited Nelson, British Columbia – a quaint little town nested just off Kootenay lake, filled with pot-loving hippies and a fascinating culture. Loved the town – visited the main park alongside the river, took the ridiculously overpriced trolley, and cruised the “downtown” strip on foot. Everyone there takes American cash, which I found odd because nowhere in America (except on the very border’s edge) will they accept any other country’s money.  It’s better to do as I did and exchange money at a bank or currency conversion shop, though.  On the fly calculations rarely work to your favor.

Nelson, British Columbia

Whats’s funny about Canada is that not five miles across the border you literally run into people who finish every sentence with “eh” and the dialect takes a sharp turn towards a southern-english-french blend of speaking. It’s just bizarre. Great country though! I was there long enough just to get used to the metric system and t0 have learned to balance my speedometer at 62.13 MPH to go 100KPH. I would like to spend more time up in that region. The Kootenay lake region is some of the most beautiful country I’ve ever witnessed and I would love to venture further.

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