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Oct 2, 2012 - Kelowna

October 1, 2012 Cool morning. I had to work for a bit but left to walk around Kelowna around 10:30. The city is on both sides of the lake separated by an unusual bridge. The bridge is a camel hump in one spot to allow boats to travel under. We walked the city center (east Kelowna) which has a lovely city park along the water with lots of large marine sculptures. In the same area are condos with frontage docks and also the Delta high rise resorts. Across the street is a casino. Not much boating activity on the lake or on shore. We were very...

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Sep 30, 2012 - Revelstoke to Kelowna

September 30, 2012 Had a special pancake breakfast this morning and did a bit of computer work as we have good WiFi. Just outside of Revelstoke is the Revelstoke Meadows in the Sky 26 K drive. There is so much publicity about this drive we were compelled to visit. In Canada there is a $16 daily park pass that you must buy to drive through any part of a national park. This can add up quickly! (In the US seniors buy a $10 life time pass. THAT’s a deal!) We bought another day’s pass and headed up the mountain on a road that was barely 2 lanes....

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Aug 13, 2012 - Kamloops to Kelowna, BC

Continuing south, having passed up Banff and Jasper national parks, our route took us toward Kamloops, BC... "The tournament capital of BC", whatever that means. Along the way we stopped at a rest area with intensions of staying overnight. It was out of view of the freeway, quiet, pretty, and right on a river. In other words... Too good to be true. We were taking in the surroundings, sitting at a picnic table taking pictures of some gophers, when a strange young man walked over with his dog and began "hunting" the gophers. Photo session...

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Aug 10, 2012 - A Single Step

Destination: Kelowna As the Confucian expression goes, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and in this particular case the journey exceeds a thousand miles considerably, with the the first step being taken on a gas pedal. And tripping over my own proverbial shoelaces as it turned out. The morning was spent downtown tidying up a few last minute pre-departure business details and meeting with Andrew, followed by a few last minute event confirmations, courtesy of Kairistie and Paul over at Ferrari. One of the perks of...

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Jun 27, 2012 - Kelowna BC

Hauling your home through the mountains is different! Between Vancouver and Kelowna I got a much better sense of what it is like to pull a big trailer up a mountain and then have it chase you down the other side. (I now have much more respect for all those long haul semi drivers who have to cross the Rockies.) I went to Kelowna for a 4 day RV seminar that was held at the Community College in the city. About 45 or 50 trailers and RVs were collected in one of their "secure" parking lots and I drew a lot of attention when I arrived for 2...

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Fun Travel

Sep 28, 2011 - Our day with Chris, Steph and Kaden

Chris and Steph came over for breakfast. They are all packed up ready for the move so we took pity on them and fed them to fuel them up for the big day. We're going to meet the real estate lady at their new home this afternoon after Kaden gets out of school so that we can see what they bought.

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On The Road Again!

Sep 27, 2011 - Departing Fanny Bay BC

The power had come back on around 7am so we did a few last minute chores at home then set off for the 10:15am Duke Point Ferry. Got there is good time, 2 hours on the ferry and off we go to Kelowna. Stayed at the Quail's View RV Park just outside of Rutland.. nice place in a orchard. Chris, Steph and Kaden visited us for the evening..they're getting all geared up to move into their new house this Thursday!

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On The Road Again!

Aug 18, 2011 - Wine, Telescopes, Barb & Kev and The Best Chicken in the World

Our friends Barb and Kevin retired in July and moved to West Kelowna so our next stop was a visit with them. On the way, we stopped at some wineries and loaded up the car with some new discoveries. First stop was back to Burrowing Owl to pick up a bottle of Pinot (they were sold out of the wine Dale had with his dinner, bummer). Then we went across the road to the Desert Hills Winery, a small, family run winery that has won many awards. With bottles of their wine in the car, our next stop was Church and State Winery. It was definitely the...

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Jul 24, 2011 - Kelowna

@@@@@@@ My friend Cathy and I were both feeling badly that we had not managed to spend any quality time together during the past three summers. We have been fast friends since high school and during the almost twenty years that Cathy and her family lived in Saudi Arabia and later Abu Dhabi, she had almost always stayed in our home during her summer visits to Edmonton. We had long counted on the opportunity to stay up long into the night, catching up on all the happenings in our respective families. Ever since we had retired and sold our...

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Jun 24, 2011 - Kelowna

Kanadischer Wein? Ja, das dachten auch wir. In Europa fast gaenzlich unbekannt, recht gut und in der Region um Kelowna angebaut. Nach einer gemuetlichen Weindegustation an einem Weingut ausgewanderter Israelis gings weiter nach Richmond bei Vancouver. Wie ueberall in Kanada sind 460 Tageskilometer nicht viel und verkehrstechnisch nicht sehr aufregend, aber eben aufgrund der stets niedrigen Geschwindigkeitslimits dauert es dementsprechend lange. Ein gute Verschnaufspause goennte uns hier eine "Wapiti-Elchin", welche uns anfangs lieb...

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Jun 1, 2011 - Kelowna

Mileage: 233k Arrive: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Depart: Thursday, June 2, 2011 • Tuesday, May 31 Nice scenic drive with Sherrill on board to visit her son, our nephew, and his family in Kelowna Great dinner and evening catching up with Steven, our nephew, his wife, Jana, and their two adorable kids, Kristina and Tommy. Weather: mixed sun and cloud; mid teens in temperature . Wednesday, June 1 Few housekeeping items/errands to take care of (insurance for the car and the motorhome to make sure we stay legal for the year we are away) Wine tours...

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Canada & USA Journey

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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