Patience and perseverance continue to be required. While these qualities are familiar to me, I underestimated the difficulties encountered lately. Early May also included a trip to southern Alberta for my Mum’s celebration of life. A ninety year old tireless woman, she set a high standard for me to follow. Famous for her perfect cinnamon buns, I have designated my association with Mother’s Day from now on as CinnaMum Day. I’ll do my best to bake or cook something with cinnamon, starting with something simple (and easy).
Snowy southern Alberta in May proved more than a little disappointing. Returning to BC and boundary country in particular provided a great chance to hike the Camp McKinney wagon road again. I drove in on the west side of the canyon and enjoyed three hours of hiking under perfect conditions, accompanied by a few butterflies and the occasional chipmunk. And without getting lost. My rural affinity for directions prevailed. I usually only get lost in urban areas.
The quest continued with requests to the Heritage and Land Tenures branches of the government. The gold bars are famously direct links to BC’s golden history and should remain so. To melt them for scrap gold value would be a disappointing outcome. The difficulty I faced became convincing government officials of my efforts and sincerity.