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Sep 3, 2019 - Castlegar, British Columbia

We left Eureka early this morning. Crossing the border into Canada was fast and easy. He asked us a few questions and then moved us on. The drive to Castlegar, British Columbia was spectacular. Massive mountains and orchards with all kinds of fruit trees and vineyards. They have fruit stands all over the place. We drove through so many awesome towns, some reminded me of the Hallmark movies I watch. :-) This is just the beginning, it is going to be an incredible drive across British Columbia. We stopped for the night at the Castlegar Golf...

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Apr 30, 2017 - Osoyoos to Castlegar

I spent most of today either going up or coming down mountains. It was beautiful country & I got very close to some snow on a couple of the mountain passes but there were very few places where I could pull off. When driving a big motorhome (or caravan), you need a fair bit of warning & a smooth entry into the pull off. That didn’t happen today so, although I enjoyed the scenery, I didn’t have much of an opportunity to take photos to share. The country around Castlegar was steeper than I expected but I passed the RV Park I was planning to...

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Canada 2017

Sep 3, 2016 - Day 69 Castelgar, BC

Day 69 Castlegar Golf and RV Park. No more Milepost. All sorts of orchards and vineyards! Miles and miles of them. Wanted to stop and get some fruit but we're crossing the border tomorrow and they'll just confiscate it. We are now going east across BC just above the border. Road up to campground was very windy and steep. I thought there was no way there was a golf course there, but lo and behold there it was! Nice small campground. Check in lady was very friendly and full of information. She came around a couple times checking to see if...

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Alaska...Again 2016

May 26, 2014 - Across the border

We are now on the highway to Canada going west pretty much hugging the border. This will continue all day until we turn north to Kelowna. A cloudy morning (8:30 am) is turning into an on again off again rain travel day. It will always amaze me how beautiful clouds look accumulating on mountain tops. This is truly the northwest. Tree lined two lane roads with pristine lakes on either side and snow capped mountains with cloud "halos" in front of you. What a life. Crossing the border was a snap. Great Alaskan had warned us to have our rental...

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Jul 23, 2013 - Coming Across Southern BC ... made it to Castlegar

The F350 with Lance Camper mounted is turning south, then east, then south to get back to Wisconsin. We followed about 50 miles of Okanagan Lake first, passed through Osoyoos with it's beautiful lake and started heading over mountains to the east on Canada Highway 3, the Crowsnest Highway, on our return journey to Wisconsin. The lower half of the Okanagan Valley is the true fruit area of BC. We passed hundreds of orchards and vineyards, dozens of roadside fruit markets and to Bob's great displeasure, a couple of craft breweries. Bob's...

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Jun 24, 2013 - Not So Pretty Side

We’ve been in Castlegar for six mostly-rainy days. The campground we are in is very appealing with lots of flowers and greenery. It sits right on the banks of Columbia River, which, like the U.S., has hydro-electric dams in place all along the river. While our section of the river is pretty, heavy industry lines other sections of the river. There are two companies that have a large stake in some of the hydro-electric dams in order to power their plants. There is a large pulp mill plant in Castlegar and, in the nearby city of Trail, there...

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Aug 2, 2009 - Lower Arrow Lake, B.C.

We arrived at the Lower Arrow Lake after about 7 hours of driving, and a stop off in Cranbrook for a Mikeburger, and the traditional stop off in Castlegar for groceries and block ice. It was great to stay in one place for 6 nights and the weather was fantastic. This was the first year that our dog Sophie, a four year old Lhasa Apso, made the trip to the lake. Sophie drove up with Jim, Natalie and Sean. She loved the wide open spaces and besides a few grumpy episodes with Macy the dog, she loved it. She became more and more comfortable with...

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Jul 27, 2009 - Thunder & Lightning

Well, since the fishing trip it has been pretty quiet. Bad weather is keeping everyone inside. Although last week it was so funny, I went into town and had just washed my car, I went into a store and when I came out, big downpour and here are all these people looking out at it like it would hurt them if they went out into it. So as i passed about 8 of them standing there...i smiled and said " Hey, this is when you go out there and dance in the rain" they looked at me funny, something I am used to, and proceeded to dance my way to my car,...

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Jul 7, 2009 - Day 6

Rod had to go to work at like 3am, so when I got up I figured I would clean the house a bit. I really didn't do much more than that, but while doing the dishes, by hand...no dishwasher...I noticed how badly my nails had grown out...I needed a fill DESPERATELY! I laughed to myself thinking there probably isn't even a nail place in this town. Wow, was I surprised after calling a couple of salons and they told me they were booked three weeks out. One place had one opening and it was the following day at 11am. I booked it. They use a system...

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My Road Trip

Jul 5, 2009 - Day 5

Well, time is really flying by. Today Rod went to work and I was left alone for the day, so I thought I would get caught up on some emails and laundry. Geez, I sound like I'm married. Anyway, before Rod left he tried to explain and even showed me the day before how easy it was to get around town. Of course being me, you know i would get lost. The day before i had noticed tons of greyhair showing on the top of my head...it just appeared...I had to do my roots. I went into town and bought some hair color. I couldn't help but feel strange when...

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Jul 4, 2009 - Day 4

Woke up pretty early this morning and had coffee, out on the front porch of Rod's house. It is so quiet here, I love it. Rod came out to join me and we talked about a plan for the day. Rod though it would be nice to take a drive and do the loop of Caslegar to Trail to Rossland then to this place where he buys his fish. It was just another beautiful day. Of course when we got to Trail, things started to look a bit familiar to me, then realized that Bonnie along with a few of her frinds and I had driven to Trail from Christina lake for a...

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Jul 3, 2009 - Day 2...

I was a hurting the next day, not the drinker I used to be. I asked Rod if we could have a some kind of greasy breakfast even though food was the last thing on my mind, but I knew in the past that always cured the "I am going to puke any minute" feeling. So being the sweet guy he is Rod made me breakfast. It was hard to eat but once I was done, I felt at least 50% better. After that Rod and I drove to a place called Slocan and I beieve it was Arrow Lake where he thought it would be a nice spot to do some fiching on the lake side. We walked...

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