Yesterday I drove down to Shawnigan Lake BC, where my third novel is set, for research and my brother taught me how to run an excavator. It was a lot more fun than I thought! I destroyed the hill and my poor brother had to fill it back in, Oh, and it turns out a backhoe is a lot more complicated than an excavator. Who knew? Another fun fact, when your hands feel like they are going to freeze off you can warm them in front of the exhaust pipe.Here are some photos!