On August 3rd, 2012 we left Kamloops at 8:30 a.m. and drove north on the Yellowhead Highway, also known as BC_5 N. Our destination was Clearwater to attend the annual Thompson-Nicola Baha’i Summer School.
On the way, we stopped at Country Store Antiques located on Highway 5 in Louis Creek. Frank recognized nearly every item on display, and he revealed his history with each artifact. He was most impressed with a chair much like the one we have in our living room. It was identical to his grandfather’s seat from his law office in Neudorf, Saskatchewan.
We drove north and took a dip in Clearwater’s public swimming hole. I was left with the impression that the beach was man-made with tons of soft sand poured over the weeds and rocks that appeared around the rest of the small pool of water. Frank and I waded in cautiously before we plunged our full body and head into the cool, refreshing water.
After a relaxing sit on the beach, we drove the short distance to the location of the school. We parked our van in the shade and prepared for the other campers to settle in. It wasn’t long before we met up with old friends and made new ones.
The theme of the school this year was Abdu’l-Baha. There were word portraits that brought tears to my eyes and those of others, discussion on Abdu’l-Baha and Race Unity, advice from Abdu’l-Baha and conversations on what Abdu’l-Baha’s example teaches us.
With our limited vacation time in the backs of our minds, we chose to leave our dear friends on Sunday, continue north on Route 5 and meet up with Highway 16 at Mount Robson.
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