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a Stop Full of Hope

All photos taken on October 24, 2022.

As I mentioned in the previous post, we pulled off into Hope for a fuel fill up, washroom and coffee. These were at 3 different places, but Hope was small.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

11 thoughts on “a Stop Full of Hope

    1. It could be, but I don’t think they have gone there yet. I know they have been shooting near Squamish and Steveston, as I recognize many fo the sites. We need to go to Jack’s Bar when we are next in the area, perhaps May. We know Sly liked Hope. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Allan


  1. I love small tourist towns with beautiful natural surroundings. Hope looks like a place where you can feel incredibly close to nature as you explore the nearby mountains, lakes, and rivers and enjoy many fun-filled activities in the town and the surrounding areas. I am in awe of all the larger-than-life wooden statues, Allan. How amazing it would be to find an artist at work and watch the carving process. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. Small towns are always worth a look. Each one has a story. We need to time our trip one year when the carving competition is on. Would love to see the chips flying as the log is transformed into art. Thanks for reading Aiva. Allan

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  2. Stunning carvings indeed, I bet such creations go for a pretty penny. I was straining to read the one about Chip, a touching tribute and a sad story. I was never much into Rambo, but concede that I only ever saw the first one once, probably 25 years ago if not longer. Maybe worth a rewatch one day and, in any case, it’s a good claim to fame for a place of Hope’s size.

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    1. It would be neat to be there watching the artists at work during the carving contest. Just bring ear plugs. I imagine the chain saws would be roaring. Yes, the RCMP dogs are valued members of the force, as well as of the family of their handler. Rocky was a novelty and the sequels tried to capitalize on that. I think we watched one Rambo and that was enough. This was big doings for the town of Hope on Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Thanks for reading and commenting Leighton. Allan

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