Got up at 5:30am and I was heading east at 6:30am. The campground freaked me out, it was nice to be on the road early and we got to Revelstoke around noon. Once there we stopped at a Tim Hortons for a bite and I headed off to the visitors centre for some information on where to sleep. I also debated about going 30Km further and making a shorter distance the next day to Rogers Pass but the only other option was at Hot Canyon Springs and they had no showers, also the next day was promising heavy rainso a hostel was more tempting. The girl sent me to the Same Sun Hostel and I am so glad she did. As soon as I got in the manager Simon, a 30 year old dude from Munich greeted us and answered every question we had.
We became best buddies right away and he gave us passes for a swimming pool/aquapark around the corner. I went to the room after storing the bikes and I took a warm shower then I put on my swimming shorts and headed off to the pool. Great place to blow the stress of riding, it had a water slide that I went on 3 times one after another and beside feeling like a kid, all the stress was gone. Then hot tub and Sauna for a while. After we went to the supermarket to get stuff for the next day to take with us and to have dinner. Pasta for dinner and sandwiches for the road plus chocolate milk and boiled potatoes (thanks Phil for the advice) I also got a six-pack that I shared with Simon.
At the kitchen we met Jane, this girl from Quebec that had just arrived to Revelstoke and was looking for work. Since we made a lot of pasta we invited her and Simon to join us. I was so full I went for a quick walk and I was looking for a place to chill and Have a beer, couldn't find any so back at the hostel Simon was on his way out to meet his girlfriend Nathalie (a nice girl from Australia who worked as a bartender) and asked me if I wanted to go with him. I went and we talked about Revelstoke and had 2 local beers, it turns out he is a professional snowboardist but he moved to Canada last October and he's working at the hoste. The more I keep on hearing about the town the more I feel like leaving Toronto and moving here. At 12:30 I said goodbye and went back to the hostel. I was very tired and wanted to sleep and wake up at 5am to see how the weather was like and if it was gonna be a riding day or a day off. After those 3 beers and the bad night at the creepy campground I didn't have too much trouble falling asleep.
A Venezuelan/Canadian dreamer who loves to travel and discover new places and cultures. Backpack's always ready!