How do you get around in Canada on a family ski trip: no doubt, it has to be a pickup truck. And there we go:

Anna's every bit as excited as Daniel to drive a (original quote Anna) "badass pickup truck".
Anna’s every bit as excited as Daniel to drive a (original quote Anna) “badass pickup truck”.

And a good choice it has been so far: while we felt a bit red-neckish in Vancouver it turned out to be the blend-in automobile in the more rural areas. Revelstoke, our home for the next 3 months – is certainly rural. Since we like our badass truck so much, here’s another one:

Take me home, country roads - what I always wanted to do: drive a pickup truck.
Take me home, country roads – what I always wanted to do: drive a pickup truck.

The drive to Revelstoke gave us a good impression of British Columbia. From Vancouver we drove North East to Kamloops and then East to Revelstoke. And having experienced no winter at all in Munich this year so far, images like that warmed our heart:

Snowy roads on the way to Revelstoke.
Snowy roads on the way to Revelstoke.

It took us over 8 hours to drive the 565 km, but with relieve stops, lunch break at a classic diner in the village of Hope (which I would lose if I lived there) and some more relieve stops it takes time. The travel day ended nicely with a pint and some burgers in the BigEddy Pub just around the corner from where we live. Found our local on day one – good going!