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!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

May15 to 20, 2006

May 15, Monday

Headed out from Logan Lake back to our site on the North Sushswap, after a good week-end. Got my passport papers signed by the local RCMP and all is well. As we headed down the Coquihalla, the truck started acting up again. We babied it all the way down to Kamloops at which time we were on the flats so could go faster without too much worry. Arrived at our home site on the North Sushwap early enough to enjoy a warm and sunny afternoon. Found that they didn't finish our grounds so another thing to be upset about! They had promised it would be all done by our return. DAMN!!!!!!!
I really don't know what it is that everything seems not to be working right for us right now!!!!

May 16, Tuesday
Took the truck to Kamloops at a shop recommended by Wayne in Logan Lake. He took it for a test drive and figures it is the transfer case but he won't know what is happening until he opens it so made an appointment for next Tuesday the 23rd.

May 17, Wedn.
Went to Logan Lake to pick up our meds. We have a year's supply now. Also picked up our garden table and chairs from the Kirkby's and came back home.

May 18th, Thursday
Left our site at 10 a.m. for Alberta. This is the week-end that Vanessa is playing her National Volleyball competition. Arrived at Marcel and Audrey in Olds at 6:30 p.m. local time.

May 19, Friday
Marcel has now started his own company as a oil field consultant and he has to go to a job in Medicine Hat so he left early. We went to Calgary to shop for a kayak and visited Dorothy whom we had met in Mexico. Her husband, Fred passed away at the end of April this year of cancer. We visited for two hours.
Things happen so fast in life. Fred died of stomach cancer but Dorothy says he didn't suffer much and it was quick. He was such a nice man and we had liked him right away. A gentle and soft spoken man who was enjoying life.
After the visit, we went to the Calgary University at the Olympic Oval Hall to see the girls' opening ceremony. There are teams form Yukon, NW territory, BC to Manitoba and even two teams form Ontario. 3500 players in all. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Came back to Olds for the night.

May 20th saw us back in Calgary to watch the games. Vanessa's team won both games they played in the afternoon. Chilliwack crowd was very loud and cheering them on. The girls kept looking at us and smiled a lot. They liked the support as we definitely were the loudest.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

May 6 to May 14, 2006

well, we got everything done on the Medallion and the truck has had its tranny replaced. Now I have a problem with the transfer case electrical swicth. DOES IT EVER END???????????

On May 6th, we took the Medallin back to Camperland and set up only to find that the converter went kaput. So back to O'Connor to get that replaced on warranty of course.

May 8th, we took the truck to L&D and left it there overnight.

May 9th, tuesday, we picked up the truck around 3 p.m. and got a 3 year warranty on it as part of the price. Went to the kids and said our good-byes as we are leaving tomorow.

May 10th, we left Chwk at 11 a.m. after getting the tranny checked out at L&D. As we got on the Coquihalla, all hell broke loose. Sounded like the tranny was breaking apart but after limping back to Chwk, it was discovered that it may be the electrical switch controlling the transfer case. Decided to leave and get it looked at in Kamloops. We ended up spending the night at Rochelle as we had left the RV in Hope.

May 11
Did more test and after a discussion, we left for home. we arrived in Logan Lake at 3 p.m. after picking up the RV in Hope.
All set up and went to the Kirkbys for happy hour and then to the Tate's for dinner...it was delicious. Watched Survivors at their place.

May 12th,

We have electricity but no water yet so operating on our tank which is full. Took our two rocking chair to the second hand store to be sold. We had bought a lighter brown rocking chair in Chilliwack. Fuel is cheaper here than on the coast whcih is nice. tonight we are going to the Bull Pub for dinner with everyone there, Kirbys, Tates, Dennis and Zhilla,

May 13th,

Relaxed most of the day. It was really cold overnight, minus 5 Celsius (about 28 F)
went to the Lobster Fest at 6 p.m. and a good time was had by all. Joanne and Don were there whcih allowed us to visit for a while. As we left, we got stop by the cops from Merritt and he made me blow.....I reached .04. Told me I was lucky as I would have ended up in town....A bit fanatic....they were watching and stopping everyone trying to leave the Fest.

Anyway, today is Sunday the 14th...HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!! We are at the Kirkbys who are in Chilliwack for the week-end and are doing our laundry and catching up to all this.

Tomorrow, we headed for our site on the Shuswap Lake. Bye for now!

Friday, May 05, 2006

May 5th 2006

OF ALL ROTTEN LUCK!!!!! Found out on Monday that the tranny needs replacing. The rear and first gear kept slipping and at first, I thought it was the transfer case but, upon having it inspected, found that there was a leak by the on-line filter and the oil got low and burned over time so....it means a new transmission.
Went to a couple places and ended up at L&D Transmission in Chilliwack. They came recommended by a few places such as Green Acres Repair, my son-in-law, and O'Connor RV. So with all this, I feel pretty confident that we are in good hands. We have an appointment on Monday and Trevor at L&D tells me the truck will be ready by the next day. Cost wise, he assures me it will not go over $4000.

Anyway, we are at my daughter's place to do another laundry. The Medallion is at O'Connor getting some minor repairs done and should be ready by tonight. Then it's back to Camperland to set up once again and then come back here at Rochelle and the grand-kids.

See you all later

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

April 30 to May 3

May 3/06

We are in Camperland in Chilliwack. We arrived here on Sunday, the 30th April to clouds and rain later in the evening! Welcome to the coast! Anyway, Monday, we took Rochelle out for lunch than that evening, we got together with the grand-kids. It sure was great to see them again. They all were in Kelowna this week-end for Vanessa's volleyball game. Her team won the tournment and got a gold medal. This was a Provincial game so it is a big deal for them. On the May 20th week-end, they are going to Calgary for the National tournment. That will be a good one and we will be there to cheer them on.
We drove down the Fraser Canyon to the coast. It took an hour longer but the scenery is beautiful and worth it. It's been a while since we drove through there.
Altitude: 209 feet GPS: N49dg 11' W121dg 44' Mileage: 388km

I have an appointment this coming Friday with O'Connor to get the grey water tank checked out and also the cable inlet in the bedroom. Poor Val can't watch TV in bed!!!!!!!! :-)

Also going to get the tranny on the truck serviced and get the 5er wheel and chocks checked out. That should get us ready for the big trip across Canada.
Today, it's sunny and warm and so it was yesterday. The forecast is for clouds and possibly rain on Friday. Figures, it's the week-end!!
Plans are still to go to Logan Lake on the 10th and return to our site on the 14th or 15th.

See you all next time!