I arrived into Nelson around noon local time. Confusion was at an all time high as we drove through the town; where did we have to go? Where was dads AirBnB? Where was the College? Eventually all was found, including the grocery stores, Wal-Mart, and BCliquor.
We bought all the things I needed from Wal-Mart, (yes Mom, got sheets for the bed), my seasons pass from Whitewater and some groceries. I’m settling in well to my residence but now I just need to wait for my neighbors and roommates to arrive.
We wanted to go exploring, so we drove down to Whitewater, just to see the lodge and base of the hill… The road was closed for re-paving (boooo) and so we continued onto Red Mountain.* Lots of construction there as well but at least we could drive up to the base. The only way to describe it is “a really large Crabbe Mountain” as said by my dad. The entire trip to Red and back took about two and a half hours; much longer than I anticipated.
Food eaten for the first few days was all very good.
- Vienna Cafe: A small cafe/library combo. Nice food, good atmosphere, and cheap.
- Main street Diner: Weird mix of a seafood restaurant and greek restaurant. Great customer service though.
- Jackson’s Hole: A very East-Coast feeling Pub (for a good reason, owner is from Nova Scotia). Really great servers, enjoyed it!
- Thors Pizzeria: The best pizza I have ever had, really. I loved it. It’s on Victoria Street for those who ever come to visit Nelson. Our server quickly recognized my dad was dropping me off to college and said a joke relaed to that. “What did the buffalo say to his son when dropping him off to college? Bye-son!”
I really enjoy it here, can’t wait for more adventures!