About Me

Lee Creek, North Shuswap near Chase, B.C, Canada
We went full-time Rving in October of 2005! We retired from full time to part-time as of the end of 2015. Our present "small but comfortable" Wagon is a 2008 Camper trailer(TravelAir Rustler), pulled by a 2008 Dodge Dakota, 4X4.l. Our home base is a resort Park, in Oliver, British-Columbia, Canada. I retired in 2005 and my Life Companion, Valerie, retired October 1, 2006 from nursing. We invite you to follow and share our new adventures and mishaps. Life is but an adventure full of dreams yet to be fulfilled!

Friday, June 14, 2019

June 14, 2019; Last day of preparations

JUNE 14, 2019; Last day of preparations

Our last evening at home!  The day went by fast.  washed the truck, picked up the last of our meds; loaded the trailer with our clothes, food, and a bunch of stuff, trying not to forget anything.  Kevin, our son-in law, called this morning to wish us safe travel.  We just have a couple things to load in the morning.
We went to Happy Hour at our neighbors' place then out to Gallagher Lake Pub for dinner.  We came home to load a few more things then relaxed.  It was to bed early, 10:30 pm.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Alaska preparation

May 9, 2019, 37 days to go!
I took the truck in to have it check out and all is in good shape.  I bought some shock extender and had those install.  So far so good.  We went to Chase to visit our friend Jack and Mim and they gave us their 2018 copy of "MILEPOST" so have been reading that and planning our trip.  The trailer is going in next week to have it checked out, install scissor jacks (2) and install bracket for a tv.  It's a busy time and I am loving it.  I feel revitalized!😅

May 25, Saturday: 21 days to go!

These past couple weeks, I had some maintenance done on the trailer and the truck.  First I had installed new suspension block to enhance the shocks and springs.  It acts like air bags but without air and it's suppose to improved the stability of the truck and trailer while going through curves.
I then took the trailer to a local shop where I had the suspension checked (all good), had the wheel bearings services, installed a new TV wall mount for our new 24” TV.  I also bought 4 new tires for the trailer and had those installed.  The trailer is de-winterized and ready to go
So now we are awaiting the departure date of June 15.  I am getting excited.  Oh yea, we are shopping for medical insurance but it is bloody expensive even for just one month in Alaska.  

Saturday, April 06, 2019

Alaskan Trip via Tuktoyaktuk, North West Territories

April 6, 2019:
Wow, it has been a long time since I wrote on this blog!  If you have followed our adventures, you know that we have travel in every States except Alaska and Hawaii.  You also know that we have visited every Provinces except the Yukon and North West Territories.  It has been a dream of mine to complete this segment and it will finally happened this summer.  Our plans are to leave around the 15 of June so stay tune as we prepared for this "Grand" adventure

Thursday, December 08, 2016

October 19 to December 8, 2016

·       We had doctor’s appointment on Wednesday in Salmon Arm.  This was our last visit with Dr Bonthuys.  He was a good doctor and we enjoyed his professionalism.  Now we have to find a new one in Oliver.

·       Here we are finally once again.  This is Dec 8th!!!  It has been  a very busy time since October.  We got a mortgage, decided on a final place to live, open a new account at Interior Savings in Oliver (closing Royal Bank), got house insurance, took possession of our new home on November 26th then went to Gateway and brought two loads of boxes back to our house and proceeded to unload and unpack (each load was about an eight hours drive return trip).  We still have about two more loads to pick up.  We had our new furniture delivered and now we are pretty well settled in at
·       #29-6601 Tucelnuit Dr, Oliver, BC, V0H 1T3.  Our phone number is still the same at 250 -515-0922.
·       About two weeks ago, I got a call from my brother asking if I was interested in joining 5 of them (all brothers) for a trip to Cuba!  After a quick discussion with Val, I called him back and said YES!  I am leaving on the 13th of this month and returning the 25th.  Really looking forward to that, it will be first time we are together (just the boys) on a holiday!

·       That’s it for now!

Monday, October 31, 2016

November 11 to 18, 2016

Boy, am I ever behind in my blog!  I kind of lost interest in it, especially since we are not travelling.  We are presently living in Osoyoos waiting for our all financing to be in place and our move to our new home in Oliver on the 26th!  Yesterday we bought our new furniture at CITY FURNITURE here in Osoyoos.  Marcel and Audrey came with us; paid cash which was nice.

Today the 18th, we had our medical exam for the purpose of purchasing Life Insurance for the mortgage and later we signed the papers for the mortgage.