Having a time constraint, we couldn't be quite as spontaneous as we would have liked. But we did take some time to observe Shuswap Lake from a roadside pullout near Salmon Arm, BC.
I'm not sure where Scoot focussed his binoculars, but the panoramic view was worthwhile.
I pulled out my Field Guide to Wildflowers, Western Region, to identify this sweet-smelling shrub:
It's a mock orange, as you Idaho natives will recognize. I didn't bother to look up the giant dandelion, and I refrained from bringing its seeds home. That's illegal, you know.
The boys enjoyed some bouldering,
and I soaked up the sunny scenery.