About Me

Lee Creek, North Shuswap near Chase, B.C, Canada
We went full-time Rving in October of 2005! As of April 10, 2013, our Wagon is a 2003 Beaver, Monterey Motorhome pushed by a Cumming 350 Diesel. Our home base is a resort Park, in Lee Creek, North Shushwap lakes in 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!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October 11 to 18, 2016; Chilliwack

We went to Salmon Arm to shop and stopped at Bob and Gail’s house for a short but nice visit.  It is sunny again on this Tuesday!
Wednesday was also sunny but became very cloudy by the end of the day.  The nights are VERY COLD, freezing actually -2, -4 C.  Charlene came over for a visit from Logan Lake and stayed the night.  Lynden is gone hunting with the boys.
On Friday, we drove to Kamloops for Val’s contacts at Costco, had brunch then headed south to Chilliwack.  We had nice weather until the top end of the Coquihalla when it began to rain for the rest of the way.  We had a great visit with great-grand-daughter Elena, mom and gram-ma on Saturday then on Sunday, the four of us met Doreen and Gord at a local restaurant for breakfast then in the afternoon, we went to the theatre to watch “The Accountant” (very good), came home, ordered Pizza and watched more movies on TV.  The storm that we had been warned about never materialized and as a matter of fact it was a decent day with no rain.
Monday, the kids came over for dinner then later, the rest of the family showed up for cake and ice cream (Sean’s birthday).  It was a success.  Rochelle and Kevin are marvelous host and made sure everyone was looked after. 

Tuesday, we were back home in Gateway after saying goodbye to Rochelle and Graeme at the office; Kevin was out on a job.  It was raining when we left but cleared up past Merritt and we had a dry run home.

Monday, October 10, 2016

OCTOBER 2 to 10, 2016; Last days of work for Val; Offer on townhouse in Oliver

Up early again this morning.  This is Val’s Friday.  I spent the day working around our yard preparing for the winter and putting everything away that needs to be stored.  We sure been lucky with the weather, it’s been sunny for the past two weeks.  Cold mornings but warms up quickly once the sun is out.  Oh yeah, also got things started for a pre-approved mortgage amount with Interior Savings.
Monday and Tuesday, we did laundry, some shopping in Chase and more clean-up of the yard.  I loaded stuff in the trailer, getting stuff that we think we may need while in Osoyoos.  Tuesday was a cloudy day after a couple weeks of sunshine and a relaxing day doing nothing!
Back to sunshine on Wednesday, I went to Vernon for my appointment with the Specialist about my nose.  Driving back, I took Hwy 97 then at Falkland, I took the road to Chase.  It is a very interesting and picturesque drive with a section on gravel which I don’t remember being there.
Thursday, I drove to Oliver to check out a couple places and upon my return home, Val and I discussed what I saw and decided to put an offer on a two bedrooms single level townhome in a triplex.  It is presently empty.  Now we wait!
Yesterday, Saturday, it rained heavily all day!  My grand-son’s birthday.  We had a Thanksgiving dinner at the “clubhouse” (actually the old sales office) and had a feast.  Turkey, Ham and all the fixings.  There were about 30-40 people there.
Today, Sunday, is Val final day at work and it is sunny.  She came home and took the uniform off for the last time, she is happy that it has finally come to an end.
HAPPY THANKS-GIVING  EVERYONE!  We have snow on the higher mountains tops and it is cloudy on this Monday. 

Sunday, October 02, 2016

October 1, 2016; Our little Beaver is GONE!!!

I was up early again; just can’t seem to be able to sleep past 6 am without tossing and turning.  Ron and Cindy were out with friends by 12:30 am and we went over the operations of the motorhome.  Then, it was drive a short drive to Sorrento to meet Val at the insurance office and have the ownership transferred over to the new buyers/owners  and cancel our insurance and plates on the motorhome.  

Our little home is GONE!!!  

Val went back to work and once home at 4 pm, we sat out and had a glass of wine and reminisced over the past three years.  Called the kids to let them know.  Now we turned our mind to our move to Osoyoos and the purchase of a smaller trailer.  Our vagabond life is not over yet!

Friday, September 30, 2016

September 19 to 30, 2016; Visit to Keremeos, Packing and Moving

It was a busy week!  First I went to Judy and Ed’s house and de-winterized it, got everything working then began packing our stuff and taking it to our Sea-Can storage and to the house.  Amazing what we had packed in this little motorhome.  I got boxes from U-Haul.  Called TV providers and cancelled them all as of October 1.  The rush is on; not many days left.  Thank God it is sunny and somewhat warm out.  We bought Denis and Ruth’s utility trailer.  I figure I will need it for our move and I am sure I can resell it at a small profit.
On Monday, the 26th, I drove the Beaver to Tri-Crown in Salmon Arm, dropped it off to have the locker door repaired.  Val followed me in the Santa Fe and we drove to Oliver and Osoyoos to look at placed for rent.  The one in Osoyoos really appealed to us, fully furnished, two bedrooms so we put a deposit on it for November first.  We stopped at a local pub for lunch and ran into Jeff and Donna, previous workers from the Park.  What a small world!  We drove back home via the Connector to Kamloops, picked up our mail then home, sweet home.  A long day!
Tuesday, we spent doing laundry, get some groceries, insurance and new plate for the trailer then generally worked around the shed and pad.  At two pm, we drove to Tri-Crown to pick up the Beaver only to find out that they hadn’t installed the camera.  I suspect that they forgot to order it bit of course, they won’t admit to that!??  So, back home disappointed.  Had a glass of wine to bury our sorrows, dinner then the tube for a while.  Val is back to work tomorrow.
I spent Wednesday cleaning the yard and some of the stuff out of the shed.  I also got the jeep wired so that it can be hitched legally.  Thursday, Mascon came to hook up our internet only as we have TV programs already.  I also found out that they can’t do anything in time for Saturday so after Val got off work, we drove down and picked up the motorhome.  I am really disappointed in Tri-Crown’s service and lack thereof.  Now I have to call Ron to let him know.  Hopefully it will be well received as I am going to give him money to fix it on his time.  I cleaned and washed the inside and outside of the Beaver and the Santa-Fe on Friday.

Monday, September 19, 2016

September 8 to 18, 2016; Motorhome is SOLD!

SEPT 8 to 18; Work BBQ; CT-Scan; Chilliwack; Repairs & sell of our Beaver Monterey

Today, Thursday, was our Park Employee Appreciation Day.  Val got home at 3:45 pm, showered and changed into regular clothing then at 5 pm, we drove to the Park into the “group site area” where we had steak, baked potatoe, salad and all you can drink however everyone was reasonable in their consumption.  We sat around the fire and had a great time.  There were about 20 people including guests.  It lasted till dark then everyone called it quit.  We had a good time and were glad to have gone.
Earlier in the day, I began cleaning out junk out of the shed, stuff that I have hung on but have not used in years.
Friday morning, I was up with Val at 6 am and left for Salmon Arm to have a CT Scan on my nose once again.  I have a specialist appointment in October in Vernon.  The rest of the day was doing chores around the yard.  The sun was out in the morning but that soon disappeared!
We had a couple come back to look at the Beaver for a second time.  This time they went through stem to stern, top to bottom literally. (He crawled under the Motorhome).  After some discussion, we agreed on a price but first I have to repair a panel underneath and replace the back-up which quit on me a week ago.  I also have to repair the leaky storage bin (replace the seal) and once this is all done, our little home for the last 3 years will be gone!  Boo hoo!  A sad day but yet happy that the uncertainty is over.  I have an appointment with the shop on Thursday.  Now we have to look for a temporary place until our plans are all finalized i.e.; buying a place to live.
Monday the 12th, we went to Chilliwack overnight to see our great grand-daughter, Elli-Bun (3 months old now) and the kids.  It was a short but lovely visit.  Eliana sure smiles a lot.  We came back Tuesday after stopping at Super Store for some groceries.  Val was back to work on Wednesday and I woke up being dizzy and a feeling of stomach sickness.  I felt lousy all day!??
On Thursday, I took the Beaver to TRI-CROWN to have the back-up camera fix, the door panel repaired, the under carriage cover repaired and the leaky lockers.  I have to go back for the body work and the camera (on order) on the 26th.
Sunday the 18th, Ron and his wife came out once again and this time we took the Beaver out for a drive; to Jade Mtn to take on some fuel and back.  He drove it this time.  Our Beaver is SOLD!!!  We got a deposit on it and the delivery date is October 1!  Mix emotions!!!  Now we have to pack.  I called Ed& Judy and rented their place for a month.
A new adventure begins.