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Jun 17, 2013 - Hedley (BC) to Kelowna (BC)

It rained heavily last night and the tents were all flapping in the wind. By 4:45 am, several of the group were up and starting to collect their gear, so I joined them. The general noise got everyone else up and most of us were on the road by 7:00 am. Angela decided to join John and me today, so the three of us got back only Highway 3 and tracked the shore of the Similkameen River towards Kaleden. The river has a steep slope and we had a good tail wind, so we were able to cover 28 km in the first hour. After nearly 50 km, we rode up a steep...

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Apr 17, 2013 - Leaving Kelowna

We arrived Monday night late in Kelowna and picked up our camper early the next day. After getting everything ready for the trip; Check the oil, tire pressure, batteries and change it from winter settings to summer settings we went for a lovely supper at the Twisted Tomato (?!) with Grace-Emma and Nick. We did some visiting with them afterwards and slept in our Roadtrek in their parking lot. After a great breakfast with Grace-Emma -Nick goes to church at 7:00 am each morning- we went on our way. The trip south lead us through the Okanagan...

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Nov 1, 2012 - We made it!

Some of you may have thought what happened? Did they make it to the wedding? Did they get lost? Let me explain: Yes, we did make it to the wedding of Grace-Emma and Nick in Kelowna. As a matter of fact we arrived the Tuesday before the wedding on Saturday. However on Wednesday morning we went to Tim Horton's for coffee and somehow, someway I spilled a cup of coffee over my laptop. It was still closed and we cleaned the mess up right away but alas it would no longer work. The wedding service was great and the party and the dinner were...

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Oct 29, 2012 - End Of Our Holiday

WOW....We can't believe the holiday is over. These past 3 weeks have been absolutely amazing and has been one of our best vacations ever. We saw so much, learned so much and met so many great people. We arrived home safely, although a bit tired from 3 very long flights and layovers, with all luggage accounted for. We certainly hope you've enjoyed our photos and stories as much as we've enjoyed sharing them with you, thanks also for the quick messages you've sent as we loved hearing stories from home. We'll say goodbye for now and been in...

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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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Oct 2, 2012 - Kelowna

October 2, 2012 Balmy at 6:00 and a wind came up and it is cold! Roadtrek people refused to see us here #@!* and we are so close. Will have to wait until Vancouver. Took a hike in Kalamoir Discovery Park along the lake. (The entire lake is about 74 miles long.) Access is off Boucherie Road which is where many of the Westside wineries are located. I was glad to have my stick (and Bob!) as we were up and down on narrow paths. BC has done a nice job of allowing ordinary people access to pristine beach property. Afterwards we visited Mt....

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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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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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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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