Day 8 Lytton > Spencers Bridge > Merritt

Snowy start with lots of spray on highway 1 after the first 30 km I was ready to pull off the road and Rob had found an incredible breakfast stop at Spencers Bridge called The Pack House. We entered through the side door to find we were actually in a small but well stocked grocery store. I  asked the lovely lady if she could possibly make me a coffee and she directed us to the shop next door. When we finally walked in the correct side we were greeted by the same lady busy pouring out my coffee! Her other customers were a First Nations fellow called Issacc who was on his second beer of the day and a couple who were passing through the area call Linda McRae and her husband James. They have travelled Europe and Linda has song at many venues throughout the UK. She invited us to her next concert in Winnipeg. Just as we were leaving they gave us one of her C.d's called Flying Jenny cheers Linda my favourite track is - Roll on down followed closely by - Road to nowhere. The sun came out and the next 60km of stunning rolling country was my most enjoyable so far. There was a slight incident when I spotted two things rolling about on the road in the distance. As I approached Rob arrived in the car and just at the right time too. There were two first Nations having a drunken browl  on the road so we loaded the bike onto the car and edged passed. They were too drunk to bother us but made a few special waves at the car and then carried on with their dual. We stopped the night in Merritt. Home to a fantastic Chinese Restaurant called Tropico Spice we had an excellent meal and off to bed.  Rob having eyed up a golf course for the following day.

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1. Stn wrote:
I am stunned by the view that with the pusrahce of a movie ticket, fans and anyone else believe they have absolute right to actor's personal, physical, and spiritual lives.Yes, actors get paid lots of money to perform in these movies but all YOU buy is the right to view the movie, nothing else, and for the price of a movie ticket that's all you should be entitled to.Look I am one of those totally obsessed fans of Rob Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and the whole Twilight phenomena but I would never invade their personal space. I don't know if they are an item or not that's their business not ours. I do read everything I can about them, I do promote the movie on my websites I do attend every pr event or meeting I can, because that is when the actors are promoting themselves and their movie and expect fans to be there. Their personal life, romance, shopping, where they live etc is their own personal stuff and we have no right to it.I think it's terrible that they are haunted by the paparazzi and their personal lives are so intruded upon. For the lead actors especially, they often have to live in a bubble or they'll go insane. They can't go to the mall without getting ambushed by a fan girl or boy with some fantasy about if they will only date you or sleep with you, your life and theirs will be complete. God get a grip!For the supporting actors , they are not respected for their contribution to the film, they just become a vehicle for fans and paparazzi to get inside information about the Lead actors. Yeah, that's a real compliment to their work isn't it.Actors are real people and Yes they like to know how much they are loved and respected FOR THEIR WORK but they're normal people trying to make a living doing what they are good at and they, like you, deserve some privacy. I've heard people say that an actor, by putting themselves out there, is asking for all this intrusion of their personal life. Again, I remind you, you only bought a movie ticket. $12.00 bucks or whatever it is in your country won't buy you and Access All Areas pass to the actor and neither should it. .

Sat, November 10, 2012 @ 6:54 AM

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