Thank you so much to everyone for the beautiful birthday wishes! You made my day, you awesome people! 

Over my Australian - Canadian birthday I did a bit of road tripping across the countryside to go to town twice. The first was a three hour round-trip to the local town. My road tripping partner - an elderly Tsilhqot'in lady. We understood about 60 per cent of what each other was saying but managed to somehow got each other and laugh as I tried to navigate the roads. The nextday was a six-hour road trip to the main grocery store and birthday lunch in town. Came back home to this beautiful scenery and rainbows coming across the mountain and some cute little pressies from my Canadian fam. 

And today, on the way to a secluded little lake to go fishing for rainbow trout, I saw my FIRST BEAR!!! A 300 pound honey-golden Grizzly bounding down the road in front of us!! And THEN I saw a black bear!! Birthday bears all round!