May 31, 2009 – Day 3
In the morning I was a bit beside myself. We have been tracking our locations as we drive with our GPS Data Logger from GPSCentral.ca. We scoured through the motorhome and enlisted the help of everyone. We searched high and low without any luck. We looked where I last remembered seeing it, checked under beds, blankets and tables. We just could not find it anywhere! Just as we were all about to give up I had a thought that ran a sense of frustration through me. I slowly reached down to my belt and felt for the data logger that was clipped to the side of my belt. Yes there it was, hiding on my belt where I last put it. After my family rolled their eyes everyone gave a big cheer and we headed out for Day 3 of our trip.
After filling our gas tank at a 24 hour truck stop near Craigellachie we drove down the highway 5 minutes when my wife saw the sign she recognized from her childhood. It was the sign to the “Enchanted Forest” attraction which has been around since the 1960’s and the new “SkyTrek Adventure Park” which is a treetop zipline and obstacle course.
We hopped out of the motorhome only minutes after having set off and were pleasantly surprised. The kids loved walking into the Castle with its turret and dungeon, along the path with its old but unique nursery rhyme characters. Every year the current owner who has been operating the attraction for 20 year (it opened originally in the 60’s) adds a new structure to the attraction that can all be explored inside and out. My kid’s favorite buildings were the old woman who lived in a shoe’s house, a castle, the three little pig’s homes and, the massive 3 story treehouse. It was an attraction that even my 13 and 14 year olds enjoyed as much as my 6 and 8 year olds.
After exploring nursery rhymes from long ago we went to the SkyTrek Adventure Park next door. While we did not have time to explore the adult park, my 6 year old Eli and 8 year old Orin enjoyed the kids park. They were attached with harnesses to the safety lines and spent the next 20 minutes watching them manoever through the rope tunnel, bridges and tightrope walking on wires with obstacles. It was definitely a fun stop for all ages.
We ended our visit of British Columbia by driving through the Canadian Rockies where the roads are getting much better and are being constantly improved.