One of our reasons for accepting the job at the Williams Lake Stampede Campground is that it allows us to spend time with Della’s family. We attended a milestone for nephew Thomas who graduated this weekend from Lake City Secondary School. A couple of things with the graduation are new to my experience. $150,000.00 is … Read moreLake City Secondary Grad 2019
The Stampede infield is used almost weekly for local events, not all of them rodeo. This weekend its the Provincial Mine Rescue Competition. 400 competitors are in town for a week. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/mineral-exploration-mining/health-safety/emergency-preparedness/mine-rescue-competition https://www.mycariboonow.com/36133/williams-lake-to-host-2019-provincial-mine-rescue-competition/
It’s been a long time since I’ve worked with my hands. But, here at the campground thats pretty much all I do. I enjoy the chance to do something new, have new challenges all in a low stress environment. The past few days, I’ve been building picnic tables. I’ve never been good with hand tools … Read morePracticing Gratitude
There may not be scientific evidence that 10k steps a day is enough to improve one’s health. My original goal of 10k steps per day was recommended by my fitbit. At the time, that was twice as much as my average daily activity. I need a goal or a contest to keep me motivated. In … Read moreMy goal is still 10,000 steps a day.
The hill above the Williams Lake Stampede Campground has a lone gravesite. We’ll there are two people buried in the area but time has removed the second grave. As late as 1930 both still existed and there are photos along the trail. The other man died in the 1920’s of a shooting incident. It makes … Read moreStampede Grounds History
You don’t have to go far from Williams Lake to get some stunning vistas. These photos are only a couple of kilometers out of Williams Lake on the old Soda Creek Road. The depth of the valley is hard to capture on cell phone camera. You can see a tiny vehicle on top of the … Read moreOld Soda Creek Road
The Williams Lake Stampede Grounds contains the rodeo arena, grandstands, campground and Trail Riders arena and barns. On any day, there’s a good chance of horses being ridden, exercised or trained. The campground is a popular stopping location for people headed to Alaska and the hundreds of Europeans headed to the Chilcotin. We often find … Read moreWestern adventure
The University of Calgary has some fascinating and timely webinars on health. Can a Meal be Medicine was part of a larger webinar I sat in on a month or so ago. I learned a saying at a health course years ago that I often use.”Food is just fuel” This helps me control emotional eating. … Read moreIn Reply to Can a Meal be Medicine?
We purchased our Allegro RED as a learner retirement vehicle. Our plan was to spend winters in the south west. Plans change and opportunities open up. So far we use the RV as a residence for our summer job as hosts at the Williams Lake Stampede Campground. This year we knew we were pushing the … Read morePushing the season