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Jan 2, 2019 - Hi from Kimberley canada

Hi. We had an exciting time in Kimberley deep in snow country now. Nick had an amazing reunion with Steve after not seeing each other for about 20 yrs. some of u may know the story about how nick helped to save Steve’s life in Indonesia after a medical emergency. Nick found out even more details about that situation which totally put us in a state of awe. It would make an amazing movie though at the time of course it was all too real for nick. We met Steve’s family including his son Nicholas whom is named after nick. We did some night time...

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Sep 27, 2014 - Day 49 - Kimberley, BC

Another beautiful day in the south Kootenay region of BC. Spent most of the morning at the campground then drove into Kimberley about noon. We walked around the "Platzl", a pedestrian mall in the centre of the town filled with shops and restaurants, some with a definite Bavarian feel, in name as well as architecture. After lunch, we had a wonderful visit with Betty & Mike Dodd at their home up on the hillside, getting caught up on each other's lives and families. We think it's been close to 20 years since we have seen each other, so it was...

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Sep 25, 2014 - Day 47 - Radium to Cranbrook to Kimberley

The drive south down through the Columbia Valley was very picturesque. Stopped at Invermere at the north end of Lake Windermere - bought some gourmet sausages at a specialty meat shop, then enjoyed sitting in the sunshine in front of the Invermere Bakery, sipping coffee and munching on yummy baked treats. Also had a nice chat with an older couple at the community beach, regular visitors to the area from Calgary. We stopped for lunch at a rest area overlooking Lake Columbia - probably the most beutiful picnic area yet. Arrived in Cranbrook...

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Sep 26, 2012 - Bob's Note About Clarkson

September 25, 2012 A note from Bob regarding our stay in Clarkson, WA. “At our RV park at the Snake River in Clarkson, WA we had a large number of Canadians camping all around us in their big 5th wheels. This got my mischievous nature going... On the second day there-a Sunday I approached a large group of Canadians-3/4 couples. At an appropriate lull in the "eh" conversations I spoke up and said " It`s a shame you couldn`t participate in last night`s promotion. Someone responded what was that? I said it was a special promotion-all...

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Sep 24, 2012 - Sandpoint ID to Kimberley, Canada

September 24, 2012 Camp is situated near what seems to be a rural mall with JC Penney, Sears, Dollar Store and Yoke’s in the town of Ponderal. I was up early and wandered through the area looking for Starbucks. Yokes is a wonderful, very large and well appointed market with all sorts of specialty items. The wine area was very large and carried international high end wines. Think of the Sonoma market that is about half the size of Costco including the very wide aisles. Unlike the Sonoma Market, prices were very reasonable. We only wished we...

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Aug 18, 2008 - Bavarian village and mine

Saying goodbye to the Canadian Rockies for a while we headed west into British Columbia to explore for the south eastern and central part of the province. Our first stop was Kimberley. Kimberley was until the 2001 a mining town. The Sullivan Mine was one of the largest lead and zinc mines in the world. Kimberley is now trying to become a tourist location by transforming itself into a Bavarian Village and a ski resort. The town centre is small and a bit twee particularly the Canada’s Biggest Cuckoo Clock! After exploring the little town in...

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Oct 4, 2007 - Pesos at the ready

When we left Christina Lake we spent a couple of days in Grand Forks, parked in Joe and Janet's driveway. Enjoyed some sightseeing, visiting and some great homecooked Russian food. Right now we are in Kimberley (in another driveway) and this morning it snowed!!! Having a great visit with sister Moe but margaritas don't taste quite as good here so will probably be heading southbound in a couple of days. So until the next wifi hotspot...

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Aug 26, 2006 - Nelson to Kimberly

Nelson is a great little city well worth visiting if you are in the area. The winding, scenic roads around Nelson are a favourite with motorcyclists of all kinds. From Nelson we headed back to Balfor and caught the ferry to Kootenay Bay. Once off the ferry we retraced our path across Gray Creek pass to St. Mary's Lake FS road then took St. Mary's FS road into Kimberly where we stayed overnight. Kimberly is a nice little town with a Barvarian atmosphere also well worth visiting if you get the opportunity.

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Mar 5, 2005 - Kimberley, BC, Canada

After leaving Fernie, headed on to Kimberley for a few days. Kimberley turns out to be more of a family field than Fernie, and also had less snow. That said, on the back of the mountain there was still some OK riding to be had. Kimberley turned out to be a very weird Bavarian themed Canadian town. It was dead quiet, could almost see tumbleweed blowing down the streets - I guess because the season has been poor and most families stay in the Condos up the mountain. The Bavarian theme was completed by a 20 foot cuckoo clock in the middle of...

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