Day 7 started with a 7:30am wake up call to get ready to leave Invermere and head to Golden. We arrived at Alexander Park Elementary School in Golden and started to prepare our last official concert of the trip. This was a neat concert because we were able to have some special guests join us; Tina's niece, nephew, brother, and sister in law were all able to make it to the concert. That was cool for all of us but a very special moment for the Horwood's.
After our concert, we started on our way towards Salmon Arm. Along the highway, after Revelstoke but before Sicamous, there is a really beautiful chateau on a lake. We stopped at the Three Valley Gap Chateau and Ghost Town to experience a bit of what BC's past was like. It was very cool to see all of the old buildings and artifacts at the ghost town. From a church, to saloon, to school house, Three Valley Gap had it all!
We then got back on the bus to head towards our trail rides in Salmon Arm. Along the way, Matthew explained about a small place called Craigellachie, the site of the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It was a term of BC's joining of the Dominion of Canada and officially connected the land coast to coast.
We drove up a tight, narrow, dirt road towards High Country Trail Rides. Everybody got to experience horseback riding up and down a long trail that gave a spectacular view of Salmon Arm. When groups were out riding, the others played games of Bocce, roasted marshmallows and hotdogs, and enjoyed a nice fire. Many of us got our ukuleles out around the fire and sang and jammed away! We then got to our last hotel of the trip, the Salmon Arm Comfort Inn & Suites to rest up before our long drive towards the ferry.