The first day of summer arrived on a Friday leading into a
week of summer activities. We wait for
this day with great anticipation as we expect summer weather to be a constant
sunny and warm. That may be our normal
summertime but it just doesn’t always happen.
We had a bit of Spring overlap.
For the most part, the soccer tournament games were played
between the weekend showers. We only
went to two of the games, one on each weekend day, and got rain neither one but
there were scattered showers happening. We
did see our youngest grandson make a special goal, his very first! I would have sat in the rain to see that.
Westsyde Park hosted a horse show on Sunday. Several showed their horses by walking around
the outside arena, being judged for things I would not have any idea
about. They were so enjoyable to watch,
but what horse isn’t, especially when being ridden by someone who knows what
they are doing.
|Westsyde Horse Show|
We saw many many bikes riding the Westsyde Road before they headed
down to ride on the dyke that passes Westsyde Centennial Park. They were supporting bringing mental health
into the open. The total ride was 25 km
long, so good for all and thanks to those who participated for this worthy
|Mental Health Bike Ride|
The Little Farmer’s Zoo adjacent to Westsyde Park never
lacks for some animal entertainment. So
many people enjoy watching the antics, especially of the goats, they do seem to
know to perform. I think my favorite is
the Emu, who seemed as interested in my camera as I was in him. He did give it a peck once, as his long neck
gives him a long reach, but I think he was hoping for an edible.
|Little Farmers Zoo|
Little Farmer’s Zoo offers machines to purchase appropriate
food for the animals to avoid feeding them food scraps that may do them
harm. Feed is very inexpensive and will definitely
get the animals to the fence once they know you have something for them. All animals are behind the fence but petting
can still be accomplished for some.
This basketball court is at Thompson Rivers University and
has attracted several young players on this morning. As regular classes are over for the year, I
suspect these kids could be here for fun, practice or lessons?
We see a local visitor on the grass of TRU enjoying a
lunchtime snack. She’s alone here and
with all the construction going on at the campus I am surprised to see
her. This campus has grown.
|Deer attending University|
Kamloops has several skateboarding parks, and rarely are
they empty but with summertime here, they will likely keep pretty busy. This one is located at McArthur Island.
|McArthur Park Skateboarding|
This is a small group of swimmers at the Brock Pool compared
to shortly after. There were 5 school
buses arrive in the parking lot while those who came on them had swimming or picnicking
in the park. Brock Park includes a playground
area, swimming pool and tennis courts, as well as an inside ice arena. Great place for any summer day, especially
ones like this.
|Mt. Paul and North Thompson River|
What could be prettier that Mt. Paul and Mt. Peter reflected
in the North Thompson River, which is great for kayaking, and is lined with lush
green bushes and trees. This pathway
offers a nice walk along Schubert Drive on the NorthShore.
So many things to do in summertime Kamloops, an outdoor
paradise. Hopefully everyone has a safe
and fun summer ahead of them.