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Jun 26, 2019 - Trip update June 26 enroute Vancouver Island

Trip update - Vancouver, WA June 26, 2019 Yesterday was a bit of a sad day, leaving Kelowna too soon for our desires. What a wonderful stay we had there. Our Rv was parked in what I can only describe as a boutique location. Orchard Hill RV is owned by Bruce and Kathie Wiebe. They run a produce and fruit orchard/farm that just on the edge of Kelowna. Nine spots is all they have and bookings must be made well in advance. Each spot is lined on both sides with walnut trees (not ripe yet). Fifty feet from our front window is where the gardens...

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Jun 20, 2019 - Photo update

I hope these go through. Service here is bad so we'll see what happens. I think they all made it - not necessarily in the correct order. One of the hidden joys of this trip has been the food. We have found fresh veggies and fruits along with other delicacies. Grilled asparagus, pork chops, homemade apple sauce, risotto, bbq ribs, Kale and broccoli salad for staters. AND, that is just what Dianne has made. Traveling with her is way better than eating out. We have eaten out several times and have had good food. The joy has been, essentially,...

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Jun 19, 2019 - Does a salmon have an arm?

It has been just over a week since our last update; most of that is due to poor (very poor) Internet availability coupled with poor cellular performance anywhere we could have uploaded the information. I will get the written portion of this update out – the images may have to follow later. Our last evening at Grasslands, we had the opportunity to listen to a member of the Nekota Sioux tribe at the central campfire. She recounted her life story and the difficulties she had in growing up. A very educated woman, she initially had problems...

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May 19, 2017 - N.E. up to Blind Bay

North towards Kamloops then east to Blind Bay on the Shuswap Lake, which is fed by the South Thompson River. The Trans Canada Highway, Canada Highway 1, follows along this river and lake system, as does the railroad. As we have found all across our continent, travel was along the waterways first, then roads and railroads were added so following along a river was always the best route, and very scenic too. We followed Brian’s instructions and met him at a church parking lot, disconnected and followed him down the twisting mountian road to...

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Apr 26, 2017 - Sore but happy!

Sitting in Salmon Arm Camping Resort we are slowly realizing that our long awaited trip across Canada is actually going to happen. After a couple of weeks of visiting with friends and family on the island and seeing Erin in Vancouver, we left the island and got as far as Boston Bar the first night. The fact that it took us all day to go 274 km has us a bit concerned – we may not make Newfoundland in the allotted 5 months!!! It was great to see the Chase Turner clan for a weekend of reflecting on Uncle Jack’s life as well as catching up with...

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Jun 22, 2016 - Quoth the Raven

Visit to Salmon Arm, stayed for 2 nights in a campground outside of town, explored the town and the waterfront today. Would like to have gone on a houseboat up the lake. Lunch - (only the 3rd meal we have eaten outside of cooking our own) we were watched by a black Raven, hope it is good luck. Off to Chilliwack tomorrow for another 2 nights, will visit Aunt Barbara, who has lived out here since the 60's and I visit each time I have passed through. The road tomorrow includes the Coquillhalla Highway from Kamloops to Hope. Asking for no...

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Jun 21, 2016 - "Who needs a house upon a hill when you can have 1 on 4 wheels"

To all our blog friends, sorry we have not updated as wifi has not been available, since Indian Head SK, a little gem of a town (where "Little Mosque on the Prairie" was filmed. Able to walk into town for supplies. First mountain sighting in Calgary. Visited RCMP Heritage Centre in Regina for some family history, grandfather was NWMP - 1918, musical ride and Winnipeg strike. Camped in Medicine Hat, then Banff National Park 2 nites, wine in Fairmont Bannf Springs Hotel, explored the town. Camped in Banff, "Stay Calm and Play Dead", carried...

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Apr 20, 2013 - Back in Canada

Hello .... We crossed into Canada at Osoyoos, BC on Thursday afternoon .. The truck and trailer ran just fine ... Hopefully that will be the last of the repairs for this trip ... We are staying in a campground in Salmon Arm, BC until Monday, then we travel to Quesnel, where we will park in Peggy's brothers back yard and spend about a week before we travel again ... Updates to follow ....

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Mar 29, 2013 - Omak to Salmon Arm BC

We left at 08:00 am or so, trip to the border, cleared customs with out any problems. In Penticton i made a left turn onto Canal Street bypass, this saves a lot of time and Frustration driving through downtown. Be careful this street sneaks up very quick. Arrived at our son's house about 3 pm for Easter Weekend. Sunny and +22 here.

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Apr 6, 2012 - Snow Birds have Landed

Friday, April 6, 02:30 pm - We got away from Omak this morning, arrived at the border, 08:50. We are home. Drove to Salmon Arm to visit our Son. And watch the Masters, Men's Curling tomorrow. And of course some Turkey on Sunday. There is still snow here at the higher elevations. So, i suppose, this winter of 2012 journal will come to an end. I have enjoyed trying to insert some humor, and keep this interesting,(its kind of like watching Uncle Bobs home movies, after 5 mins it gets boring). So until our next trip, we will have to be...

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Aug 4, 2011 - The Family Reunion

After finding out that the over- heating was caused by a clutch fan not kicking in properly, we hit the road. Linda took on the driving at Abbottsfort, for the first time driving the motor home. It is big and cumbersome and after just about taking out the curb once, I made it to the highway, trying to stay in my lane and not drive on the rumble strip on the shoulder of the road. I got the hand of it eventually  On the way up the Coquihalla I was driving in the ‘super slow’ lane being passed by RV’s and trucks (a very strange feeling),...

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May 31, 2010 - Day 1

We left Salmon Arm around 9am on the first day of our journey. We are heading for Fort McMurray for at least 1 week. We have decided to travel the Yellowhead as it is a much easier drive then the Rogers Pass. It is a beautiful day and we are anxious to be on our way. We put in a 10 hours day today and stopped at a campground called No Jack, east of Jasper. I would not recommend it to anyone, it was very run down. Could be very nice with a little TLC. The wildlife was abuntant, 1 bear, 2 deer, 4 elk, 50+ (to many to count) mountain sheep and...

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