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Aug 21, 2015 - Back in the USA

I am going to copy a summary I typed the yesterday to bring you up to date and then I'll add today's travel. Thursday August 20, 2015 I am not sure when I will get to post this update. We are in WiFi less land. The last couple of places we have stayed have not had much signal. So I will try to catch you up on our wanderings. After leaving Watson Lake, we drove along the coal river through some really pretty valleys. We had traveled this part of the Alaska Highway going north. The roads were in pretty good shape. We did stop along side...

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Jul 10, 2014 - Oroville, Washington

Wednesday July 10 Ross & Marge left the Canyon Farms RV Park in Kelowna, British Columbia for the River Oaks RV Park in Oroville, Washington. They left the campground at 0925 and arrived at the US/Canada border crossing at 1155. The US Customs Officer was the friendliest Customs Officer they had ever encountered. The customers officer was a young women that was elevationally challenged (short) and she had very a hard time seeing Ross and was absolutely not going to be able to see Marge so she came around to the entry side and came inside...

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Feb 8, 2014 - Crab Feed Time!

This morning, we shoveled the drive way, loaded up and headed for Oroville, where we had been invited to attend a crab feed. A snow storm had come through during the night, so getting out of the Valley was the biggest challenge. After we got over the Rattlesnake Hills, the drive was fine. After checking in to our hotel in Okanogan and grabbing a quick lunch and power nap, we headed for Oroville. The Post was waiting for us and put us first in line for the crab. They had a great crowd and everyone was having a good time. The post is pretty...

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Sep 18, 2013 - Quesnel, BC to Oroville, USA

Date: September 18, 2013 Tonight’s Location: Oroville, Washington Mileage: End - 25104 Start - 24665 Total Miles for the day: 441 Weather: VERY foggy at the start, then sunny, then a brief shower Temperature: start 44º, then 34° High 71º Wildlife count: White-tailed Deer, Year List: 271 Birds: American Robin, American Crow, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-capped Chickadee, Common Raven, Canada Geese, Sandhill Cranes, Gray Jay, European Starling, Brown-headed Cowbird, Brewers Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Mallard, Redhead Duck, Golden Eagle,...

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Jun 14, 2010 - On Osoyoos Lake

Date: June 14, 2010 Tonight’s Location: Osoyoos Lake Mileage: End - 43195 Start - 43041 Total Miles for the day: 154 Weather: partly sunny Temperature: start 51º High 76º Wildlife count: loon, white pelicans, geese, ducks, magpie, yellow-bellied marmot, chipmunk, moose, woodpecker, eagle, horned grebe. What a neat day for animals. We left Jim & Kay’s about 8am, after some long good-bye’s. It had been a delightful family time that was 30 years in the making. We all just wished that our Uncle Bud had been alive to see it and enjoy it – more...

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Aug 2, 2009 - Oroville, WA

We woke early to a day already warming up. Another 100 degree day on the menu…in Yakima, that is. Driving north the weather stayed in the high 80s to low 90s. What a relief! Not really. We diverted 2.5 miles west to get fuel at Fred Meyer and do some last minute grocery shopping. The fridge and freezer are stuffed with stuff from home. The drive from Yakima to Oroville, WA was a study in dry, barren hills green only very close to water or cultivated fields, orchards or vineyards. After leaving the farming community of Ellensburg we climbed...

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May 28, 2009 - Oroville, WA

From Spokane we traveled northwest, intending to stopover one night at Grand Coulee Dam. The drive was not real interesting (compared to the past several days) until we approached the valley where the dam is located. Then we dropped down several hundred feet as we neared the dam site. When this dam was built it was an engineering marvel. Over 21,000,000 cubic yards of concrete went into the construction. At the time it was billed as the “eighth wonder of the world.” It is a massive structure. We arrived here expecting to stay overnight in...

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May 26, 2009 - Oroville, WA

Miles Today: 189 Day: 26 Total Miles: 2682 The plans for today was to drive to Electic City, WA where we would stay overnight and visit Grand Coulee Dam and come back at dark to see the laser show they display on the water flowing over the dam. But, due to mechanical problems with the lasers, there was not going to be a show. So, instead of staying there, we decided to push on to Oroville, WA where we had planned to meet up with Dave and Jan Jenkins, our 4th in the caravan. Oroville is about 5 miles from the Canadian border where we will...

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Sep 3, 2007 - Oroville, WA

September 3, 2007 Oroville, WA Today's Travels It is a good thing we only had about a 140 mile drive today because we slept in and got a late start but that's OK because we are rested. We had traveled this entire road back in May and everything is reversed; what were descents are climbs and the right turns are left turns. You probably didn't need me to explain that. It is a long climb out of Merritt and then once you get to the top, the road drops for 20 miles until you are driving along the shore the of huge Okanogan Lake. The further...

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May 20, 2007 - Oroville, WA

May 20, 2007 Oroville, WA Today's Travels We traveled mostly north today about 235 miles using US 395 out of Pasco for a ways before moving over to WA-17 that took us all the way to Bridgeport where we picked up US-97 and that's where we ended the day. It will take us across the border tomorrow. All of these are very good 2 lane roads except for US 395 which is a divided 4-lane freeway. Mickey and I found it interesting that we started in Pasco at an elevation of about 550 feet and had only climbed to about 1100 feet here in Oroville. We...

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