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May 14, 2011 - Escape to the Okanagan

We're used to getting a snow storm or two in May but large snow banks in the back yard at the beginning of May are a bit hard to take, especially after such a long, cold winter. With no hope of the appearance of daffodils or tulips in the garden any time soon, we headed to the Okanagan in search of leaves on trees, blossoms and maybe even some flowers! First stop was Kelowna where our friends Kevin and Barb generously gave us the use of their condo near Shannon Lake. Ellen and Jeff drove out from Vancouver and joined us for the weekend. The...

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Apr 28, 2011 - At Moose Jaw, SASKATCHEWAN!!!!!

Yes, we made it back home! It's so nice to be back, of course...... except.... should I say it --- THE WEATHER! Oh well, ya can't do much about that. But it sure is nice to be catching up with family and friends for a few days anyway. We got another call to do some 'floating' (cover-off) for Holiday Retirement. So we are off to Brandon, Manitoba to work at Riverheights Terrace for a few weeks -- until they get some co-managers hired. I see today that the No. 1 highway is closed due to a blizzard and icy roads -- hope that's all cleared up...

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Apr 20, 2011 - Arrived safe and sound in Kelowna

Yes, we arrived safe and sound in Kelowna...... it is still raining!!! but supposed to go to 18 or 19 for the weekend, here's hoping! We have a beautiful view from our kitchen table, looking out over the fields and off into the mountains. The fellow here said the mountains were green yesterday, but today, they are white (snow!). We're in a cute little campground, only about 12 sites. They make all sorts of jams and jellies here and have their own website for that -- www.caromoomel.com. They gave us a little jar to sample "Cherry Jam with...

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Nov 8, 2010 - Day 1 Kelowna to Coquitlam

We'll be leaving home at 4:00 a.m. (yuk...) Our plan is to take our time over the Connector thru to Merritt and then over the Coquihalla on to Hope for Breakfast. After a leisurely breakfast stop at the Home Restaurant, we'll continue our driving portion of the holiday into Coquitlam. There we'll be visiting with Michelle and the kids. (Sean is away in L.A. attending a Film Convention.) We'll update our visit with photos and I'm sure a few stories from Summer, Kiefer, Phoenix and Harmony. Til next time.....

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Sep 13, 2010 - Kelowna

Wed. Sept 8th, Ross and I leave Dave and Carol at the campground and we head out for our drive to Kelowna. We are going on Hwy 5—known as The Coquihalla-a four lane highway that joins Hope-Princeton and Fraser Valley and makes the interior more accessible. You drive through beautiful landscapes changing from cedars and tall pines to high rock faces. You climb over 4000 feet to the summitt and across a plateau and then down towards, Kamloops and Kelowna. We pass by the community of Merritt situated in the valley—Merritt Mountain Music...

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Yukon Bound

Sep 6, 2010 - Kalowna3

Today is our last day in Kelowna. To start the day I went to Home Depot at 0700 to buy some caulking in an attempt to stop a leak in the outside cabinet located below the drivers seat and in front of the front tire. The cabinet always got water inside every time we drove through rain but I could not find the where the leak was located. Last evening I waited until the sun was down and then placed my trouble light inside the cabinet and crawled under the motorhome and I found where the leak was occurring since I saw the light coming through...

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Sep 5, 2010 - Kelowna2

Today is Sunday September 5th and we remain in Kelowna, British Columbia. Yesterday we drove in to Kelowna in the morning and shopped briefly at Walmart and then visited Marge's cousin Frances from Fredericton, New Brunswick. Frances' two sons are living here in Kelowna and her son Scott and his wife recently gave birth to Frances' only grandchild, a now, 3 month old baby girl. Last evening we visited Marge's nursing classmate Grace and her husband Wayne at there home here in Kelowna and we were served a great chicken dinner. We had a great...

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Sep 2, 2010 - Kelowna

We arrived in Kelowna, British Columbia around 1400 and found the Canyon Farms RV Park, a brand new park located outside of Kelowna. We initially set up camp and then realized that the park had 50 amp electrical and that was all. No WIFI, no cable, and a premium price. We decided to move to another small park called the Apple Farm RV Park located about 4 miles from the other campground. This park has WIFI, cable, as well as a good location. The price is still a premium price but at least we have some of the amenities to go along with the...

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Apr 8, 2010 - A huge, juicy steak

This morning we were prepared and had a big breakfast of pancakes. We found some oil and they turned out much better than Tuesday. Full from breakfast we were ready for the day. We decided to head to the local shops to see if we could find appropriate casual walk wear. Seriously how many shops can a small town have? Orchard Park, plaza, plaza II and several malls. We were unlucky in the shoe department and headed downtown to explore the town. By the waterfront of the Okanagan Lake we took our photo with the plastic Ogopogo, the mythical...

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Apr 7, 2010 - Back Home In Kelown, B.c.

Here we are back home safe and sound in Kelowna. We had such a great visit with Shell, Sean, Summer, Kiefer, Phoenix and Harmony. Can't believe how much the twins have grown since January....Grammie Jo went with Shell for Kiefer and Summer's swimming lessons while I had errands to run and Sean was at work (school, teaching). Sean was also extremely busy with the production of his Animated Film, "Clockwork Girl" which he is developing at studios in S.F.U. Unfortunately we only had 2 days to visit as we had to leave for home but we'll make...

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Apr 6, 2010 - So I'm standing there in my undies

We set our alarm ready for our free pancake breakfast, little did we know we had to cook them ourself. So I made it up and attempted to cook pancakes without any butter. At least even if they stick to the pan it doesn't change the taste. So we showered and headed off on our BIG adeventure, which turned out bigger than expected. We were going to tackle mission greenway, but first we had to walk there which took about half an hour. We started down the track, the views were so amazing. I wanted to stop at the Father Pandosy Mission, a...

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Apr 5, 2010 - Yes we will be living on buses

Firstly I want to say how nice the hostel in Nanaimo was. It was new, had a big kitchen living area (the great room), four people to a dorm and individual bathroom (not highschool change room style). By far my favourite hostel so far and would be a great location in the summer time. We had a strict schedule to stick to today to ensure we made it to Kelowna for the accommodation we booked, no overnight stop overs in Vancouver wanted. We had to get a bus that had us at the ferry an hour before departure. The buses were running on public...

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