On Monday, May 27th, we moved to Whispering Pines RV Park. The next day, we we went to Shuswap lake. At the lake, we loaded a bunch of things – food, clothes, personal belongings, etc. – onto a houseboat we rented. The houseboat was called the Highlander. The Highlander had two decks, three bedrooms, a back porch, and two steering/control panels. At the top deck, we had a hot tub and slide.
The lake had lots of mountains around it, covered in pine and fir trees and an occasional waterfall breaking the line. The weather was warm and sunny in the day, and cold at night. The first day, we traveled for about five hours to get to Steamboat Bay. There, we secured the houseboat to land and had dinner around a campfire.
On the way, we stopped by the Sea Store, literally a store floating on the water, to get spices for hamburgers.
The next morning, after a breakfast of waffles with butter and syrup, we went on a 3-mile (add or take some) hike with our dogs. We climbed a mountain, saw waterfalls and rivers, walked through a lot of forest, and were swarmed by mosquitoes.
The next day, we drove the Highlander to Mara Lake and stayed there for a night, before driving back to the marina and returning the boat. At Mara Lake, we swam in the lake and hot tub.