Thank you for visiting today, I look forward to hearing from readers. I am always grateful when someone tells me that they read my blog as the nature of the blog writing is little bit like putting a note in bottle and throwing it into the ocean. The writer always wonders who found the bottle and if they found it, if the writer will ever know who?
I have been missing moments in the sun lately due to the forest fire smoke in the Okanagan. Today the skies partially cleared and I was able to get out and ride my bike for a nice spin.
My first topic involves steam and a bear sighting while riding the Kettle Valley Steam Railway ♥
August 9 was a day of steam and smiles as three generations boarded the Kettle Valley Steam Railway ( KVSR) in Summerland. Some track still remains thankfully so that the volunteers and staff of the KVSR can still relive the experience with their passengers.
It’s a trip to remember on the #3716 The Spirit of Summerland.
The steam whistle, the clanging bell, the sight of a black bear clambering up a bank beside the train – it was a morning of smiles.
Be careful which train trip you book because there have been train robbers sighted, they arrive on horseback and pistols but it’s all in fun for everyone. If you are interested in a 90 minute or 120 minute experience – you can learn more hear HERE.
Hear the train whistle and bells at the 40 second spot if you don’t want to watch the whole video.
I wonder if I should really end this post here on a happy note because writing this post did make me happy.
However I think it is worthwhile to add one more thought.
I will sometimes ask someone how their day is and their response is along the lines of nothing new, same old thing. I think you understand, they mean nothing too exciting happened.
I was reminded today that many people today could be wishing for a “nothing” day. They could be mourning, suffering through an invisible pain that no one else can see, feel or appreciate.
Just a plain glass of water is boring to some but to a person on dialysis, whose water intake is restricted, a plain average glass of water is a treat. A treat to be sipped and made to last.
Even a light breeze in a doorway, is special to a hospital shut-in.
In the bustle of life, I think it is important to remember and be grateful for the simple things, and remember what I take for granted, many can’t.
A quote to end my post today and wish you all the best. Sincerely, – David
It is better to elevate our words than our voices.
Flowers are grown by rain, not thunder.Unknown