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 is now a Gated Community 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 30, 2006

June 29, 30, 2006

Still sunny and hot. Today, Friday, we went kayaking. I looked at one that I like and thought of buying it however after trying it, I decided against as the cockpit was just too narrow for me. We had a great time however and went down and back a small river a the end of the lake. Only cost us $25 for the whole afternoon.

Yesterday the 29th was quiet. We went cycling for a couple of hours and explore the village and a couple of nature trails. It was fun and we had an huge ice cream cone as a reward.
Tomorrow we are going back to Rock Creek to meet the gang (Tate's) then we leave for Lethbridge on Sunday.
I don't think I will have anotehr occasion to write until I get to Lethbridge so see you all there

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

June 14 to 28.

Christina Lake
Altitude:1658 ft; N.49,02' W.118,13'
Mileage 387 km, 83 l fuel

We are sitting at an internet cafe in Christina Lake trying to bring this site up to date. I couldn't connect at the camp site so came here and the best thing, it's free.
This is a small resort with the warmest lake in BC. The population is small but almost double and triple in the summer. Located in a valley surrounded by mountains, there is a lot to do such as swimming cycling the Kettle Valley trail and the transcanada trail which runs just behing our site. We are having a good relaxing time.

Yesterday the 27th, we went to Midway to meet our friends Brenda and Al. It was a marvellous day and a great supper on top of that. The wine and beer made us even jollier!!!! It is about an hour away East of here on Hwy 3. The road is excellent as they have done a lot of work on it.

June 26th Monday!

We left our site at 8:50 a.m. Felt strange being on the move again. Took Hwy 1 to 97a then south to Vernon where we stopped to look at tables and coffee pots (ours is on the fritz) There were none so carried on to Kelowna where we found everthing we needed.
From here we took Hwy 33 south to Rock Creek then East on Hwy 3 to Christina Lake. Hwy 33 has a fairly step climb to the summit (4000 ft) but it was a lovely drive. Stopped for lunch at this road side rest area and Tucker had a great time sniffing everything and even got a drink from the small creek nearby. It was 99 degrees F outside in the shade ( 35 C) Even hotter in Midway. Thank goodness for A/C

June 25th, Sunday

Got everything loaded and what we are not taking with us, packed away in the shed. Our friends around our site came over for happy hour and gave us a good send-off! Donna (Val ex-boss) and her husband Marcel dropped by for a few beers. It was very nice.

June 14 to 24,
Nothing to report on those days. Basically just doing last minute things and making sure all is in order.

From here, we are going to Lethbridge, Alberta so will keep you posted. We are leaving on July 2.
Downloaded some pictures in our other site. See link on the right

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

June 1 to 13, 2006

Our plans are now pretty well set. I made reservations with Christina Lake for June 26 to July 2. We will visit witht he Tate's for a day and hopefully meet up with Brenda and Al. From there, we will go to Lethbridge for a couple days then onwards to Audrey and Marcel's place for a week or so. Should be in Ontario towards the middle of July and Quebec at the end of July, beginning of August.

We've been spending our time beautifying our place and there is a possibility that we may be able to rent it out for a couple months....still to be confirmed!

Next week-end, we are headed to the coast to say our good-byes to the kids then it's "ON THE ROAD AGAIN"

we are presently in Salmon Arm and I am writing this from my laptop as I have found a link to the internet via WI-FI! Wonderful technology and the best part....it's free!!!

I have UPDATED " OUR HOME " album. It's mainly pictures of our site taken recently.

I have received a new dish form STAR CHOICE. 21 inche wich will hopefully give me better reception as I go further south.

Bye for now

Thursday, June 01, 2006

May 21 to May 31, 2006

Vanessa and her team came in THIRD in that week-end National tournment in Calgary. THAT IS FANTASTIC!!!! They are in heaven and we are all so proud of them!

We are presently in Salmon Arm doing our grocery shopping. It's been an expensive and eventful 10 days.
We got the transfer case re & re. The main fork and plastic sleeve was shot and had to be replaced. When I picked up the truck, I was told that the right side automatic hub was not locking properly and probably needed replacing. GOOD GRIEF!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WILL IT EVER END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So back to our site to lick our wounds and make an appointment to get this last dilemma fixed. This is stressing out our finances.

Other than the above, it's been a quiet and beautiful time at our site. Today, Thursday the June first, it's warm and the sun is shining through a thin layer of clouds. Very humid too.
Also found a leak in the water tank so will fix that myself!!! Bought the parts today.

We spent our time bike riding around and exploring. Found a neat trail! The river right now is very high and so is the lake. Some places are getting flooded out but we are safe.

Still haven't decided on our next plans and our date for leaving. Right now, we are looking at June 26 with a trip to Christina Lake and Midway than onward to Audrey and Marcel. Still to be confirmed!
That's about it for now. See you next time!!!