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mountain life

3 Jun

My pal Heather and I have been having quite a few conversations lately about what it means to live in the mountains. Naturally there are a lot of things that define what everyday life is like amongst snowy peaks and river valleys, but yesterday we lived the true definition of it. 1 3Good friends (and Castlegar natives) Kenny and Marcella, took us fishing in a fantastic spot on the Columbia River across from the pulp mill and a short distance from the dam. The water was an incredible teal blue and the forest stretched over the mountains for miles.2 5Luck seemed to be on our side, as we ended up with a gorgeous bounty of beautiful rainbow trout. The bird watching, cold cocktails, good company and sand between my toes weren’t too bad either. 4 6We got some great lessons on catching, cleaning, gutting and cutting the fish, plus some serious chef expertise about how to then cook those babies to perfection. The feast was a wonderful way to celebrate our successful venture; literally tasting the rewards of an entire day well spent with what the mountains have to offer.

I never want to leave you

1 Mar

20130301-230008.jpgDearest British Columbia & the Kootenay mountains,
You are beautiful.
I hope we are together forever.
Love always,
Jessica

camping in paradise

4 Sep

Just spent a fabulous long weekend amongst the beauty of nature, camping with friends at Syringa National Park (a short 20 km drive from Castlegar). In order to really explain the beauty we get to experience by living here in the West Kootenays, I must quote my good friend Heather: “we live in a postcard.”