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Veranda Gift Shop Hillside Beach

Hi All Woke up to lots of snow yesterday (Jan 13th) in Kamloops…but heh we’re Winnipegers so we headed out for Vancouver. The Coqihola? highway was like a slurpee (slush snow) which made driving interesting. Arrived in Vancouver just before rush hour. It feels like Fall here as the temperature Read more…

By ian, ago
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Veranda Gift Shop – from Kamloops BC

Ian here reporting from Kamloops which has a balmy temperature of -2c (have not experience that for a while). We left Swift Current on Tuesday Jan 11 at 10am. It was -25c when we left. Arrived Calgary at 3:00(just missed the rush hour…no perimeter highway there). Pushed on to Canmore Read more…

By ian, ago
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Veranda Gift Shop from Swift Current

Hi Ian here from the Veranda Gift Shop….well maybe not since I am writing this from Swift Current Saskatchewan with a balmy temperature of -18c. Paulette and I are on our way to Victoria BC with a stop for a few days in Vancouver (we expect to get into Vancouver Read more…

By ian, ago
Beaches

New Year in Hillside Beach

Paulette and I wish everyone a Happy New Year. Woke up this morning to a very cold day (-27C) with a strong north wind but hey its sunny and this is winter. Incedently , the Veranda gift shop is open and we are having a big sale today. I am Read more…

By ian, ago
Beaches

Veranda Gift Shop Hillside Beach

Hmmm...am I the only one blogging here (seems the last 3 posts were mine) or am I not using this thing properly? Well its Dec 28 and the weather is nice (-12C when I checked the thermometer this morning @ 7:00). Today is starting off sunny. Went for a walk down to the boat launch (on Harry Craig road). Went for a spin last night on my Polaris Indy. The sno pass trails were kind of rough

By ian, ago
Beaches

Cold at the beaches

December 13 Veranda Gift Shop: It was -30c this morning with a bit of a wind (with wind chill -35). But that did not stop the snowmobilers (saw several this morning). Not to much traffic here on Hillside Beach rd. Everybody (except some crazy snowmobilers are staying home by the fireplace

By ian, ago
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