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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!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August 11 to 25, 2016; visit from brother Johnny

AUG 11 to 24; Visit from Johnny
Work week over, we have two days to relax and enjoy.  It is hot out and the A/C is working double time lately.  I shudder at the thought of our next Hydro bill.  Had a couple more inquiries for the Beaver but nothing serious.  It would be so nice to sell the Beaver and/or the Lot before the winter. 
Monday was spent doing chores and laundry.  It was a hot day so we didn’t much heavy stuff and found shade everywhere we could.  I got a call later in the day from a couple wanting to see the motorhome tomorrow around 2 pm.
Tuesday was again hot and the night was unpleasantly warm too.  I drove to Kamloops to pick the new pump for the washer which arrived in our mail on Monday then drove back home after a light sandwich and coffee at Timmy.  Traffic was heavy again as usual with holiday tourist and truckers.  Back home, I took the old pump out and put the new one in then our guests arrived around 3 pm and we gave them the tour.  They sat around for a while and declared that they really liked it but wanted to talk it over first and they left.  Keep our fingers crossed!
Back to work on Wednesday! Hot, hot, hot and very dusty raking the sites but thank goodness for the trees as they give us shade and keep things a bit cooler than in the sun. Three weeks of work left.  Val has been offered an extension past September 3 to do registration as the Park is staying open but on a skeleton crew. 
On Sunday, Brother Johnny and his girlfriend, Gabe, showed up for a 3 days visit.  We had been invited to Ed and Judy for one last HH before they depart for the season so we all went over.  Present were Jack and Mim, and Bob & Gail.  We had a great visit then came home and had a light dinner as we were all full from the goodies Judy served.  We were sitting under the Gazebo when the wind picked up and the leaves were flying and a branch broke and fell on the gazebo.  Needless to say we got the heck out of there and into the motorhome.  It began raining and rain most of the night.  Johnny and Gabe went to the Quaout Lodge for the night.
Monday, they arrived around 11 am and we all went to Blind Bay for a drive and also stopped at a funky house on the highway that we see every time we drive to Salmon Arm but unfortunately they were closed and no, I didn’t take any pictures.  We went back to Blind Bay to a local Pub and had a drink and nachos and wings.  We stopped at Jade Mountain where Johnny got a room for two nights.  Back home, we cooked dinner; steak, salad and a sweet mushroom that Gabe cooked, made in brown sugar and whiskey.  Yum, Yum but extremely sweet.  We sat around the fire and had a nice visit.  J&G left around 11 pm.
Tuesday was laundry day in the morning and I went to Chase for my blood test!  It is sunny and supposed to go up to 23-24*C.  We took a drive to Margaret Falls near Salmon Arm then drove through Notch Hill back roads to home.  We had chicken for dinner then sat out until 9 pm when our company left and we went to bed.

Back to work on Wednesday.  10 days left! 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

August 1 to 10, 2016; Kamloops shopping and new photo web link

AUGUST 1 to 10
This month started with two days off, great stuff!  Washed the vehicles then worked around the yard and Beaver.  Cleaned the batteries and checked them.  We got a call from another potential buyer.  They are coming Wednesday afternoon. 
For some unknown reasons, we have been catching a lot of mice in our rig this past while.  Maybe we sit here just too long!??  Caught 4 so far this past month.
On Tuesday, we went to Kamloops for some shopping at Costco and Superstore.  Checked our mail, stopped for a beer at DUFFY’s Pub (it’s been a long time) then came home.  It poured rain on the way to Kamloops, at times very heavy but it did soon clear up. 
Back to work Wednesday for another 5 days.  Those people from Victoria never showed up.  Got a call from brother Gaetan and when I called back, he was at Pierre’s house so got to talk to Gilles, Christiane, Pierre and Gaetan of course.  Good hearing from them.
The weather has been crazy this past week, sunny most of the day then heavy rain and lighting & thunder in the evening.  It sure refreshes the nights though!
Sunday, our Friday and glad it’s here.
We did chores on Monday; it is cloudy but the sun did eventually make its way out.  PICASA is no longer supported by Googles so all our pictures on the web have been archived with a new link  https://get.google.com/albumarchive/115214550175198904444?source=pwa
That’s very frustrating but as usual when something works good, they are bound to make changes.  Everyone should be able to see our pictures once again as I have updated the link in our Blog.  Let me know if it doesn’t work.
Tuesday was a trip to Costco in Kamloops for Val’s eye contacts, she had to get an exam too.  Of course, we bought a few things there then off to Superstore for groceries.  We stopped for lunch at a new pub in the new Mall across from Superstore.  Food was good, I had a burger and Val, soup and salad.  Back home to unload and put everything away then relax before going to work tomorrow! 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

July 18 to 31, 2016; Change of address

JULY 18 to 31
Our first day off was sunny and warm although it did rain heavily overnight.  We went to Kamloops today to open an account at UPS store since the one in Salmon Arm is closing its doors as of July 27. 

Our new MAILING address is now:  230-1210 Summit Dr, Suite 255, Kamloops, V2C 6M1

We shopped for groceries at SUPERSTORE and COSTCO then we drove home.  After putting everything away, we had a drink then dinner.  Watched some tube but I was in bed by 9:30
Our second day off was cloudy and rainy, of course!  Val did some laundry and I spent time updating our new mailing address to all.
Back to work by Wednesday and it got sunny and hot!  No complaining yet!
July 25-26, two more days off spent driving to Salmon arm to pick the last of mail at UPS store (shut down) then to the Post Office to give them a change of address; $55 for 4 months!  Grocery shopping then home in time for a weird storm, the sky was totally orange/yellow but absolutely awesome!  Work was busy and hot; a shower afterwards was mandatory and refreshing.
It was a busy day at Gateway this last Saturday of the month; there was a BBQ put on by the social committee which was a success.  More people came in yesterday.  Sure can tell it’s the BC Day long week-end and a hot one to boot!
End of another month.

Monday, July 18, 2016

July 11 to 17, 2016; UPS closing in Salmon Arm

JUL 11 to 17; Shuswap
First day off was to relax.  I went to Chase to bottle our wine, stopped at the Bank to deposit a refund from the Insurance and mailed a birthday card.  It is cloudy but the sun is shining through from time to time and it’s warm.
Second day off, I went to Salmon Arm to get a medical exam for my driver’s license.  It has to do with my diabetes.  Another tax grab!!!  It is sunny and warm.  It is now confirm, UPS store where our mail is delivered is closing forever so we have to look for alternative option.
Upon my return, Val went to Chase while I did some chores around here.  Almost had another disaster with overfilling the black tank while rinsing it.  GOT TO BE MORE CAREFUL!!!!

Back to work on Wednesday!  We had a deluge downpour this week.  Is this rain ever going to stop!?  We had more people come out to look at the Beaver but no offers as yet

Monday, July 11, 2016

July 1 to 10, 2016; Shuswap

JULY 1-5, 2016
HAPPY CANADA DAY!!  Busy at work, we are full!  And wouldn’t you know it, it rained on Sunday, heavy in the evening.  160 campers left and 120 came in… The holiday season has begun.
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY to all our American friends!  Our first day off and cloudy.  We went to Salmon Arm to pick up our mail, some groceries and check out prices on tires for the Beaver; the front ones are showing cracks and they are over 5 yrs old.  Drove to Salmon Arm and picked up a clothes washer from Bob.  He found it at a store for free, checked it out and called us to come pick it up as ours quit a while back.  Rain and more rain for our whole two days off!

JUL 6 to 10

I am way behind on the blog.  It has been an uneventful week except for the amount of rain we’ve had.  It feels like FALL on the Coast!  Busy at work even though the weather is not cooperating.  I feel for those camping in tents!