I drove the Coquihalla just to be with you... those are the lyrics of a song.
Well, that's exactly what we did yesterday. We took a jaunt over the Coquihalla highway, and drove to Meritt to have lunch with our Kelowna relatives. I must admit we did check the road reports in the morning, because the Coquihalla Summit isn't always the easiest to traverse at this time of the year! It was raining here, but we knew we would meet snow in short order.
By the time we got to Hope it was snowing, and soon we were lost in a sea of swirling snow.
There wasn't a whole lot to be seen...so I just pulled out the yarn and hook and got to work on a scarf. We listened to Christmas music and I had a wonderful trip through the winter wonderland. Elmer didn't have a whole lot to say...hardly answered my questions; I'm thinking his trip wasn't quite as relaxing as mine.
Once we were past the summit, things cleared up a little...
and just before Merritt the sun even peaked through.
We reached Merritt just in time for our 'rendezvous' at the Home Restaurant (if you can't have a home-cooked dinner...have a Home-cooked dinner!). We found ourselves a quiet corner and before we knew it, three hours had slipped by. How good it is to get together with family at Christmas time...even if you have to drive the Coquihalla highway to do it! The road conditions were much better on the way home and I even managed to get a few pic's out the window without getting snow all over the lens. It really was beautiful, even if the skies were grey.
So if you want a little trek through winter wonderland, you have a willing driver, and you have some good friends or family to have lunch with in Merritt....drive the Coquihalla highway!