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Aug 13, 2015 - Day 29 Osoyoos

Thursday August 13 We arrived in Osoyoos after a long trip through Kelowna traffic. It seemed smoky all the way from Williams Lake and our suspicions were confirmed when we checked into our motel and the clerk told us that highway 3 east bound was closed in two places due to forest fires. Osoyoos is a border crossing town but I had planned to head east from here and skirt the border on the Canadian side until we got to Creston BC and cross into the US in Idaho, pick up route 200 and follow it along the scenic Clarks Fork river down to...

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Aug 4, 2015 - Wine tour on the golden mile

We are too drunk, update late tomorrow (that was Keith) Day 12 – Leah Happy Birthday to Keith! In loo of a Facebook post, I decided to spend the day with Keith and take him out for dinner. Last night we ended up eating at a Pub in downtown Osoyoos, the downtown core spans about 5 blocks, but seems to be packed with plenty of places to eat. Our first choice of restaurant was closed for the holiday, but the Owl Pub did not disappoint as a replacement. We ran into a couple of bikers that had also stopped at the Kettle River Campground at the...

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2015 BC Bike Trip

Aug 3, 2015 - Warm rain? I'm confused

Day 11 – Keith The morning started out with us waking up and taking down the campsite. A quick cup of coffee and some scrambled eggs and we were off down the road. I must have been still a little sleepy and forgotten where we were as the first corner with a suggested speed of 60 km/h caught me off guard. After giving myself that initial scare I was ready for all the best corners BC could throw at me. We made our way out of the park and into Princeton. The day before Leah and I decided to make the day a riding day. We were told that highway...

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Oct 1, 2014 - Day 53 - Osoyoos & Oliver wine tour

Today was a wonderful day- very little travel and lots of enjoyable experiences. After breakfast, we visited the NK'Mip Cultural Centre, which included some interesting indoor exhibits and two short videos, as well as a short trail through a preserved section of the desert ecosystem. This unique area is part of the Osoyoos Indian Reserve and the govt. is working with the Okanagan people to preserve and protect the habitat and its native species, including vegetation such as rabbit brush, antelope brush, sagebrush, bunch grass and Ponderosa...

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Sep 30, 2014 - Day 52 - Christina Lake to Osoyoos, BC

After updating our blog and other internet-related activities, we set out for Osoyoos (Oh-soy-use) at the southern end of the Okanagan Valley. The road up and over the Anarchist Summit (1233m, 4045 ft) was steep and winding with very few places to pull over and enjoy the scenery or take photos. Once over the summit, it was downhill into the Okanagan and the small resort town of Osoyoos,set in what is referred to as "Canada's one true desert" (Sonoran). The zigzagging road down into the valley provided some spectacuar views. We chose to...

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Jul 31, 2014 - Update from USA

It's been 11 days since our last update and a lot has happened to us. We left Seaside Oregon after 5 wonderful days, relaxing in our condo at a resort named Gearhart on the Sea. This place is about 5 minutes from Seaside but a whole different world. seaside is very busy and reminds us of a 1950 USA resort with a carousel and fun zone, it's also the final point in the Lewis and Clark expedition across USA. Gearhart in comparison is quiet with a small village and some spectacular beach homes made from timber that has now been bleached grey,...

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Nov 4, 2012 - Osoyoos to Wild Horse Casino RV in Pendleton, Oregon

We left our home in Osoyoos on Sunday, November 4th at 9:18am. Our original plan was to leave on November 8th, but the weather was so good, that we decided to leave while the roads were dry. When we go to the USA border, we had two really nice border patrol ladies who checked our rig and then let us go. That was at 9:30am. That's one of the nice things about living near the border. It was a beautiful autumn day. The trees were glistening in the sun light. Yellows, oranges, greens and reds. We drove south on Hwy 17 which turned into Hwy...

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Jun 6, 2012 - Crossing the border

Crossed the border this morning into BC. Drove up through Oliver ( the wine capital of Canada) Beauitful countryside. Stopped for the day at Brookside RV in Cache Creek. Haven't seen the sun since leaving AZ. It's been raining off and on during the drive today.

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Alaska Trip 2012

Jun 3, 2012 - Osoyoos, BC

May 31 This morning we started our drive north. It felt good to be in Leavenworth for several days after our long drive to get here. Nevertheless, we were anxious to get to our next destination in Osoyoos, British Colombia for the Escape Rally. On our way north we drove past some pretty areas. We followed the Columbia River for miles. There are vineyards and orchards (apple and cherry) in this part of Washington. Unfortunately, it was cloudy, so we couldn’t get the full impact of the beautiful scenery. We stopped at the international...

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Oct 19, 2011 - Thanksgiving and beyond

Well, it's been awhile since I've visited this here site. A couple of reasons for this. First not much was happening before Thanksgiving, and then we were tied up with Jenn for a bit. I do have a warning however - one that needs to be heeded - and one I didn't want to share before we got back for fear of catching hell while at home. You know those patio mats people use when RV'ing? Well they can be very hazardous if left in the basement of your RV next to a light that isn't set to turn off when the door is closed. Yes, we found this out the...

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Aug 16, 2011 - I don't like spiders and snakes.....

Stop number two on the road trip was Osoyoos, where we planned on more cycling and some sampling of the areas great wines. We made our way there via highway #3, essentially driving just North of the Canada/US border until we reached this little desert town at the South end of the Okanagan valley. First stop was on our way into town at the N'Kmip winery where we found a tasty Dry Riesling. Then we were off to Buc's Bed & Brew, a great little B&B with friendly hosts, delicious breakfasts and a not so warm swimming pool, where we hung out for...

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Sep 7, 2010 - On our way to the Oregon Coast

Up and and ready to go by 8 am. It is cool, cloudy and damp but we're not discouraged...dreaming only of crashing waves and endless ocean views. Off we go...our mileage out was 27,465 miles. We cleared U.S. Customs at 8:45; with only a few questions and a brief look inside the motorhome by a Customs Officer, and we were on our way down Hwy 97. We gassed up in Oroville, spending $72.01, on 21.96 gallons at $3.28/gallon. We stopped in East Wenatchee to walk and water the dogs before turning onto Hwy 90. We passed hundreds of windmills...the...

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