'Our family recently spent a few days in Kamloops courtesy of Tourism Kamloops and several local businesses that supplied the activities and accommodations we won through a contest called Nana & Papa’s Grandkid Extravaganza Getaway in Kamloops.

Like most families, when summer approaches, we start to plan our annual vacation, usually travelling to one or two different places during summer break from school.

One destination that truthfully does not make it onto our vacation list is the B.C. Interior.

Well, we just came back from sunny Kamloops and we are already planning a return trip for next year.

Our time in the Interior included meeting many friendly people, enjoying the less-stressful environment and hospitality of a smaller city and great weather.

In contrast, we arrived home to Vancouver’s overcast skies and congested traffic.

Our family would like to thank Tourism Kamloops and the following businesses that made our summer vacation a fun and memorable experience: Kamloops Mounted Patrol, Scoopz Ice Cream Parlour, Kamloops Heritage Railway, Jandana Ranch, Secwepemc Museum, Coast Kamloops Hotel and Convention Centre and B.C. Wildlife Park.

We know next year’s vacation list will be topped with a return to Kamloops and we will do our best to relive the great things we did just a short while ago � and maybe a few new things as well.'

Guy, Melanie, Sean

and Cameron Black

Port Moody

Here's Guys' 'Stand In' doing chores while he was in Kamloops having a great time!