Shortly afterward, the radio turned to fuzz as we went further into the mountains. I had tried, unsuccessfully, the day before to find some children's books on CD at the Chapters and Coles stores in Calgary. So, we dug out the old CD case and I let the kids be the DJ's.
My son made the first selection based on the "Cool running guy" on the CD. It turned out to be a recording done by several of the youth while my husband was a youth pastor in Saskatoon. It made me smile to hear their sweet voices and awesome piano and guitar riffs. Next, he selected a blue and white CD with a cloud and and mountain on it. I wasn't familiar with the album, and couldn't check until we had stopped driving later to find out it was Matthew Good. It was kind of fun listening to a mystery album.
But the best part of all was being done driving and checking into The Best Western in Kamloops, taking the kids for a well-deserved swim and then discovering The Noble Pig Brewhouse and Restaurant - a local restaurant dedicated to fresh foods and craft beer. The lamb burger with roasted apple and brie was divine!
Tomorrow night I get to sleep in my own house for the first time in over two months. Can't wait!