Our consistently rainy, gray days have returned here in Seattle, and I’m reminded of a quick weekend trip we had last spring.
We were in need of a getaway and wanted Bergen to finally get the chance to use his passport, so we headed north to Hope, British Columbia. We could have gone with the more obvious choice of Vancouver (or there abouts), but we were not only looking for a change of scenery. We also wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle, and weren’t at all interested in crowded border crossings.
Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate as much as we had hoped. It Rained. Continuously. Really. It rained during our entire visit. The skies never let up, but we weren’t going to let that stop us from exploring. We armed ourselves with raincoats, rainsuits, hats, and boots, and braved the elements. Thanks to some cozy spots to eat in town, we were always able to get a break to warm-up and refuel, and as for the outdoors, we managed 4 fun little adventures:
Chainsaw Carving Tour
Their mission to become a chainsaw carving capitol started in 1991, and now Hope has over 50 chainsaw carvings throughout their community. Of course each one has its own unique story, significance, and style. From mystical creatures to wildlife to pieces of local past, these carvings captured our attention, made us laugh, and even taught us a little bit about what makes the town of Hope tick.