This trip was just for the Thanksgiving long weekend in early October 2005. I flew into Kelowna and met up with my parents for the drive to Spences Bridge. The rest of my dad's side of the family was already there after driving in from Vancouver and Victoria.
On Saturday, some of went for a hike above Spences Bridge while others played Croquet. In the afternoon, we drove to Ashcroft just upstream along the Thompson River (and saw some trains).
Sunday morning, I went for a bike ride around Spences Bridge (and saw some trains). Late morning, most of the group drove the bikes up the Nicola Valley about 25km. We then bicycled along the abandoned railway grade (part of CPR's Princeton Subdivision) back to the Thompson River. Some of us did an additional bike ride north along the Thompson River for several kilometres (and saw some trains).
On Monday morning, some of us visited the waterfall just south of Spences Bridge (and saw some trains). I got a ride back to Vancouver for the flight home. We went via Cache Creek and Lillooet where we saw a train on the former BC Rail tracks.
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