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OUR TRIP TO NELSON BC WAS  GOOD…… I WAS REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT DRIVING THROUGH THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS  ON MY ALL SEASON TIRES…..

AT THE LAST MINUTE ON SUNDAY, I HAD 4 NEW WINTER TIRES INSTALLED ON MY CAR….. IT COST OVER $900 BUT AS IT TURNED OUT, I WOULD NOT HAVE MADE TO  NELSON ON THE TIRES I HAD…… EVEN WITH THE 20% TREAD THAT WAS STILL REMAINING ON THE OLD ONES……

THE NEW TIRES WERE UNBELIEVABLE…… THEY GAVE THE CAR A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF STABILITY……

I MADE THE 7 + HOUR TRIP AND ONLY SPUN OUT TWICE….. THE FIRST TIME WAS ABOUT 25 MINUTES  BEFORE RADIUM HOT SPRINGS AND THE SECOND TIME ON THE CRESTON SALMO PASS…..  THAT WAS ONE DANGEROUS SECTION OF HIGHWAY……

THAT PASS HAS A BAD REPUTATION FOR HAVING DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS……

JUST ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF RADIUM HOT SPRINGS THERE WAS ABOUT 10 ROCKY MOUNTAIN SHEEP HANGING  AROUND BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD AS WELL AS ON THE ROAD IT SELF…..

THIS HANDSOME FELLOW STOOD ABOUT 10 FEET FROM DENISA STARRING AT HER AND AT THE SAME TIME HE WAS LICKING HIS LIPS….. ALMOST AS THOUGH HE WAS CHECKING OUT HIS LUNCH…….

 HAVE A LOOK AT OUR PHOTO BLOG  TO SEE SEVERAL OTHER MAGNIFICENT ROCKY MOUNTAIN SHEEP PICTURES…… JUST CLICK ON THE LINK……

WE WILL BE LEAVING NELSON IN A FEW HOURS AND HEADING BACK TO CALGARY……

IT’S +3C AND DRIZZLING……. YOU KNOW WHERE THE LONG JOHNS ARE…..