For the week, July 21 to July 26, the 2001 Beaver Lodge Golf tournament was
held at Shuswap Lake. The Golf Tournament proper was held in Anglemont at
Golf and Country Club
. Most attendees stayed stayed at the
, where we had our wonderful dinners and prize presentations. We had close
to 50 golfers in the tournament. It was a great time, including the lunch
that the golf course served. Glen's team came in dead last (when you get
18 over when playing "best ball" you know it's not a good day). Susan's team
finished a few spots up. We had been looking forward to seeing how Kenny
would do, with the rumour that he's a really good golfer. He was "handicapped"
by having three other people on his team who had never golfed! Amazingly,
his team tied for best score!
When Monday came, we all left to go to
to board our houseboats.With over 50 people going houseboating, we took
all six houseboats! Our first night out, we camped the near side just outside
the boundary of the
. The next morning, the Sum-R-Fun people came and took our pictures by plane
(since we had all six of their houseboats
out). Admittedly the pictures from the plane were a little blurry (
), so that the best pictures were just taken
from the plane
as it came into land. The kids
were certainly excited when they had an opportunity to get in the plane
)! We were glad to have the people and plane in
, and were sad to see it go
Day 2 of the houseboat trip we left for up Seymour Arm. Along the way we
experienced quite the storm
. We stopped in at Albas Falls
Park where we stayed the night. We hiked up and saw Albas Falls (or the
half dozen distince falls). Everyone sure had a good time (
)! The next morning we all had our picture taken
on a big log
, with Ron somehow taking Tom's place
setting up the camera's.
After pulling out of Albas we started to head up to the village of Seymour
Arm, for some reason the boat we were on was sitting quite low in the water.
It made going quite slow. So Glen's dad and Susan volunteered to take the
boat back towards the Narrows while the rest jumped ship onto Doug's boat.
Bill and Susan had a relaxing trip back down the arm, stopping to swim and
eat along the way. Glen and the rest went up to Seymour Arm where we all
had a look around, and some of us went and saw Al Bass's grave (who Albas
Falls is named after).
Getting back that night to the same spot we had stayed the first night, we
had an excellent evening. The next morning, we had a rock collecting contest.
Quite a few people spent time collecting
(actually over the last few days) and entered. We had a relaxing morning
) before packing the boat to leave. Surprisingly, when we went to start our
boat, it wouldn't start. Since we were floating low, water must have got
into the engine and stopped it from working. Without too much worry, we hooked
up some ropes to Doug's boat and had him
. We had a great trip down the lake, hooking
up with the other boats
and stopping to swim when we wanted. We thank those on
for towing us in. As we got close to the marine, it was
quite windy, but still a lot of fun
Thursday night Glen's parents put on a dinner for those still able to stay.
Over 30 people enjoyed the food and a slideshow of old family pictures (wasn't
Robert cute as a little kid :-) ).
It turns out our boat did have a leak in the cap, which was quickly repaired.
Numerous times since we've seen the boat out on the lake, with it's passenger's
having a great time.
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