I am in another place I’ve never been before! Tonight, it is Sparwood, BC. I am here for two half-day meetings with Teck Coal, who has operations and offices here. So far, the trip has been successful. It started by renting a car. I reserved a “standard” car from Enterprise for Sunday evening, and when I went to get it, it wasn’t ready.
“Would you mind driving a Mercedes?”
The weather this morning was cool, but not below freezing. The sun was glaring at times, but I’d take that over rain or snow any day. I stopped a number of times to stretch and take a picture or two. Remember, you can click on them to see larger copies.
I’d never driven through Crowsnest Pass before. I was worried that the weather might make it difficult, and the snow level was pretty low, but the roads were clear.
I got to Sparwood on schedule, about quarter past eleven. I was supposed to meet the Esri Account Manager, Steve, at the Visitor Centre in Sparwood. He ran late, so I had time to walk around a bit and investigate. I took photos, including this one of a massive dump truck.
And here is the arch over the road into Sparwood, and my hotel.
The meeting went well this afternoon, and Steve and I went into Fernie for dinner. Fernie is a tourist destination in the summer and winter, and quite picturesque.
Tomorrow will be the second half of the meetings, and I will be driving home in the afternoon.