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Jun 22, 2019 - Blame it on our gypsy souls ...

Packed the car. Got road snacks and tunes, passports, credit cards and ready to hit the open road tomorrow. Although rain is in the forecast, we have a positive forecast for sunshine and some heat! We are super excited to visit family and friends over the next several weeks and months. Time seems to pass by so quickly, we need to grab it now to make more memories with those we care about. Snuggling and giggling with grandkids in Saskatoon and Whitby - priceless! So our VFR Musical Tour 2019 is about to get underway. FYI...VFR in the...

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Oct 7, 2014 - Day 59 - Harrison Hot Springs

Today was a very relaxed, quiet day in Harrison Hot Springs. We went for a walk down by the lake this morning and another to the source of the hot springs in the afternoon. After that, we sat outside and read and "chilled" for a bit. Tomorrow we are off again, heading for Squamish.

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Oct 6, 2014 - Day 58 - Merritt to Harrison Hot Springs

Merritt, we learned, is the country music capital of Canada and the home of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. In the downtown, there are no fewer than 70 murals of country music stars painted on buildings! Not being big country fans we didn't do the "Walk of Stars" but did take one photo to share. Leaving Merritt, we headed into the mountains again toward Hope. We stopped just east of Hope at Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park, the location of the Othello Tunnels. Although the tunnels are currently closed due to rockfall dangers, we...

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Aug 20, 2011 - Colin and Andrea

We stopped at our good friends from Palm Creek, Colin and Andrea, at their new homesite on Harrison Lake. They have cleared the land and have put in a pad for their RV and an extra RV so we had a place to park with electric for the night. It is a beautiful area.

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May 28, 2011 - Harrison Hot Springs

Left Vancouver and traveled to Harrison Hot Springs for an over night. Spend the afternoon soaking in the mineral pool and enjoying the view of the lake. Small RV park very tight getting in but beautiful. Leaving in the morning for the wine country in British Columbia.

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Aug 28, 2010 - Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada

We drove along Frazier river - no guardrails and according to Reggi we were 20,000 feet above the river. It flows southwest towards Vancouver and is a river known for its salmon fishing. A railroad runs along the river and it goes through several tunnels known for their beauty and feat of engineering. Our next to last stop in BC was at Harrison Hot Springs, a quaint village nestled in the mountains just northwest of Vancouver. The hot springs were nothing like we experience in Alaska and other parts of Canada. Unlike Leard Hot Springs which...

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Oct 30, 2009 - In and around the Fraser Valley

Chilliwack is predominately an agricultural community and is situated in the upper Fraser Valley. It is about 60 miles from Vancouver. The town is surrounded by tall mountain peaks of the northern Cascades when it is not raining! Chilliwack's mild climate with limited extremes provides excellent growing conditions for a wide variety of crops and agricultural products. It is also considered to be one of the wettest towns in the Fraser Valley as rain clouds are funnelled to the end of the valley as they are pushed over the mountains usually...

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Sep 11, 2008 - Harrison Hot Springs, BC

The weather was warm and sunny. I left Vancouver late and made it all the way to Harrison Hot Springs (about 120K)to visit our lonely RV. Gas was $1.25 per litre at the Abbotsford Costco. There was much more traffic than expected but it moved well. Our new (better) site has been unexpectedly leased out, so I will stay tomorrow to choose a new site and arrange to relocate the RV. This will give me an opportunity to visit the town, the sand castle contest and the hot springs but will add a day to the trip.

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Jul 11, 2008 - Harrison Hot Spring

Harrison Hot Springs. Thurs. 7/10. Driving down from the Rockies brought us through Idaho and into Washington. Rolling wheat fields as far as you could see. Never thought of Washington as much of a farming area, but I was enlightened. It looks a lot like South Dakota. Just when we were hoping for a change in scenery, we had our first mini disaster. We had been driving for an hour or more in very windy conditions – probably 35 to 40 across the highway and it was difficult to steer. Then the wind really picked up and we heard a loud bang....

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Jun 2, 2008 - Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada

We’re moving in to Canada today, but first I had to get some paperwork notarized for retirement papers. We drove a short distance over to Lynden, WA for that. What a nice surprise! This is such a beautiful and clean little town. It was settled by Dutch immigrants and has windmills and Dutch style buildings. On the way there we drove through an agriculture valley with lots of raspberry bushes in bloom. We hustled back and got the RV ready to roll. We were near the Canadian border, so we were soon into Canada and on our Alaska journey. We...

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Nov 28, 2007 - Harrison Hot Springs

Wednesday November 28...9:30pm Lazed around this morning for a bit just getting things sorted in Sherman to get on the road again. Walked to the post office to get a U.S. money order for Alex so that he can go play baseball in Tennessee next June and July. It's an elite wood bat league designed for college baseball players. After lunch, said a very thankful goodbye to our new friends Cory and Elaine. It's a pretty safe bet that we'll see them again sometime in each others future travels. Just outside of Hope, there's a highway truck weigh...

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