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Sep 18, 2019 - Border to Omak, WA Part 2

Part 2 Border to Omak, WA Crossing the border was easy, just a few questions. I still had the cannabis oil that I bought in Alaska to calm Daisy from her “Noise Phobia”. If they would have asked us, we would have told them. They did not even ask if we had anything to declare. Just asked about produce. As we traveled south along Highway 97 we were still traveling alongside the Okanagan River in this lush green, produce growing valley. There were many small farms and orchards and grazing milk cows. We are also in the high desert, so in...

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Aug 10, 2018 - Leaving Alaska & Heading for the Lower 48, Aug.10 thru Aug. 13th.

We left Valdez on the 10th, our route took us up Hwy 4 to Hwy 1 (which is the Tok Cutoff Road). Leaving Tok we took Hwy 2 (which is the Alcan Hwy), that we took to the Canadian Border.....from there we drove up just North of Watson Lake ...where we picked up Hwy 37...also known as the Cassiar Hwy. We hopped onto Hwy 16 & followed it to Prince George, BC. then we turned onto Hwy 97 toward the US Border. Oh.....we had to detour onto Hwy's 24 & 5 (because there was a fire near the town of Clinton).....anyways, we ended back on Hwy 97. Now...

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Aug 25, 2017 - Back in the U.S.A.

I am splitting this day's travel into 2 days also because we are traveling south through Omak, WA and then east to Coeur d'Alene, ID. At the US border we were flagged over to park just past the gate for an agent to come check our coach. She was very friendly chatting with us, then entered our coach to look around while we waited outside. When she was finished she complimented my “very organized refrigerator” and our photos that we have hanging on a strip (several important times of our lives). After she was finished, I was allowed to take...

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Sep 14, 2013 - Driving to the top of Omak mountain

Today, Tom and Krystal suggested a drive to the top of Omak mountain where there is a lookout tower. It was quite a ride up, the four adults in the truck cab and the three kids in the back of the truck. To say the least, we were all shook up by the time we got there. I’m guessing it took about an hour. The elevation at Omak is 850ft.. The elevation at the top of the mountain is 5749ft. At the top the view was amazing. We could see forever. When we first got there, it was a bit foggy on the far away mountain, so we thought that maybe there...

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Sep 12, 2013 - Driving from Post Falls, ID to Omak, WA

One more important thing about Glacier I forgot to mention. At the very top (Logan Pass) is the Continental Divide, (a line that extends from Canada, through the US into Mexico). This is the designation of where water flows, from the top where the Continental Divide is, downward towards the oceans. There are three distinct flows, to the Pacific, to the Atlantic, and the third to the Hudson Bay. The pictures on this post will show the diverse country side when driving from Post Falls, Idaho to our destination, Omak, Washington. We didn’t...

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May 2, 2013 - over and out

We packed up in the crisp clean air (read - below freezing!) of Bryce Canyon and headed west again. This is definitely a place to revisit in the future – not too early because of the cold temperatures and not too late because of the crowds! But a return trip, for sure. This final leg of our travels in the states has taken us through some wonderful and unexpectedly scenic countryside. From Utah into Nevada we drove miles across wide valleys and over passes of about 6500 feet. You would pass the odd farmhouse with no neighbours anywhere in...

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Mar 28, 2013 - Pendelton to Omak

It has been a decent drive the past few days high overcast with the sun breaking through. We are leaving at 07:30 am, stopped for gas at the hwy. We are on the road, and arrived at Chief Joseph Dam at 12:30. Arrived at Omak Washington at 13:30 lots of room at the Fair Grounds, $35 - W S Elec only. there is a Casino south of town with hook ups. Its funny how things work out, the snow birds we met at Pendleton are here at Omak, one couple is from Quesnel and the other is looking for some property in BC. Google map...

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Aug 29, 2012 - Crossing the Cascade Mountains on Hwy 20 in Washington

We headed east in Washinton over the Cascade Mountains. Stayed two nights in the Northern Cascade National Park. Camped at the Colonial Creek Campground on Diablo Lake. Hiked in to Ross Lake Dam and on to Ross Lake Resort. You can only get there by foot or ferry!. We took the fast ferry back. I promised Archie a lunch after the hike in, but it turns out they don't serve food at the resort! Everyone packs in their own food! We had candy bars and soda for lunch. I owe her one! This park is a beautiful place! The pictures we took don't do it...

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Apr 5, 2012 - Omak or bust

April 5, Thursday - Stayed at the Wild Horse Casino in Pendelton. Left this morning and drove to Bridgeport for lunch at Nells Cafe. this is a neat little town, they had some trees on main street that died or something, so a wood carver made animals out of them, and coated with varnish. Great food! Drove onto Omak, Washington for the night.(Just south of the Canadian Border) Its a municiple park and full of BC people. Friday - These Snowbirds have to Land, and then onto Salmon Arm for the Masters on Sunday.

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Jul 4, 2011 - Omak, Washington

Had to replace the two front tires on the motorhome. 4 years ago, I paid extra to have Goodyear RV tires installed. These tires are junk and with just 15k miles, they are wearing so uneven, I had to replace them. Replaced with Toyo M120Z 255/70-22.5 truck tires at Les Schwab. No more Goodyear tires for me. We also discovered the air conditioning on the RV isn't working. Gary says trouble runs in threes. Hmmmm.... the leaky propane hose (1); the uneven wearing of the front tire (now replaced with two new ones) (2); and the a/c on the fritz...

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Alaska

Aug 15, 2010 - Kamloops to Omak, Washington

Miles Today: 226 Trip Miles: 9,156 The drive today from Kamloops, B.C. to Omak, Washington today took us through the Okanogan Valley. When we took this road in 1971, we remembered the beauty of the drive and all the fruit orchards. It still has those characteristics, but the population has exploded. From Vernon to Oliver it was about continuous houses, shopping areas and stoplights. And the traffic was heavy. The large lakes were busy with boaters, etc. At Oliver, there were hundreds of "rafters" floating on the "canal" between two lakes....

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Ken & Marge Travels

Jun 23, 2010 - Washington

We left Cascade this morning about 7:15 and drove 423 miles to the city of Omak, Washington. It is about 50 miles south of the Canadian border, which means we will probably cross over tomorrow into Canada. The ride was great and we once again got to see some wonderful scenery and the Grand Coolie Dam. That was one big dam. We are staying in a really nice city campground that has full hook ups and is only $20.00 for the night. We probably won't have any internet or cellphone access while in Cananda, so there won't be any updates for about...

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