We flew to BC for the Inkshed conference. We only got a few pictures; we began by greeting Dido and Atlas, occupying our bed. We went by the psychology building to make some copies. And we picked up Brad at the McKesson office. We spent quite a long time finding our way onto the right road toward Kamloops; on one of the necessary U-turns we saw a sign we took a picture of for K8. Once we were on the road there were, indeed, mountains -- rather a lot of them, in fact. We finally got to Sun Peaks and collapsed in our room. Meme looked happy to have us there.
Sun Peaks is, as meme said on their Web site, not, shall we say, very photogenic). Just to demonstrate that, here's some evidence.
When you walked out the door of the Delta, here was the vista. Looking to your left, you can see our rooms up there on the third floor, if you really want to. Across the parking lot, there was more of the same: a kind of nightmare Disney version of Swiss architecture as though it were set up for the Truman Show. Walking up the road there was more, only this seemed to be private condos (all apparently sold instantly). We wondered what the building code said about what things have to look like to be in style. And then there was the "trail," which started here: What we liked almost as much as the trail was the way the huge, garish new houses (we couldn't bear to take pictures of them) were often faced with imported stone -- here is a box, out by the road in front of a building lot to be taken away, next to some authentic BC rock, also to be taken away. What the box says, if you can't read it, is "Cultured Stone / the world's leading manufacturer of artificial stone." I guess you can see what it looks like in the background.