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!

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Jun2 11 to 30, 2007

While in Chilliwack, I got a wheel alignment, had to replace the wheel bearings and put on 4 new michelin hwy tires. There goes my wallet again! Got the tranny looked at and service...no problems.
From here, we went to spent 3 days in Logan Lake at the Kirkby's. Had a wonderful time then headed for Red Deer, Alberta to get work done on the 5th wheel and see about this overweight problem.
Spent 5 stressfull days in Festival parking lot and it looks like I am in for a battle with them and Fleetwood. Sure not getting very good feedback from the manager there. He doesn't seem to be willing to negotiate. We offered to trade ours in for a smaller and older model ('06 GENESIS, 295) and he wanted an extra $4000!!!!! Not bloody likely.
Came home on Saturday after spending the night at Marcel and Audrey. Now, we have to unload the fiver and get it weight empty.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

June 6 to 11, 2007

RAIN, RAIN and More RAIN! That's been the last 5 days!!! I am so glad we don't live here anymore. I had an appointment for a tune-up on the truck but it was cancelled at the last minute. The guy was backlogged and couldn't do it. I did however, have a lube & oil change and a wheel alignment. Found out that I needed new wheel bearing and because it is sealed, they had to change the whole thing which, needless to say, cost a fortune. Also got 4 new tires. The others hardly had any treads left.

Sunday evening, the kids came over for dinner and a campfire. We had a good time. Hayley and her friend even got to go for a swim.
Today the truck is in the garage getting the transmission repaired (warranty) as the reverse needs adjustment. Hope to be out of here by tomorrow at the latest as it is our last free day.

Tonight, the kids are coming over again for a chili cook-out. Vanessa who worked Sunday, will also be attending.

Hope to be out of here by tomorrow

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

June 1 to 5, 2007

JUNE 1, Friday, sunny

Another sunny day and warm too. Relaxing day with not much happening during the day. At 6 p.m. we went to High Road Academy for Graeme's presentation. This is a pre-grad stage where awards were awarded to those who earned it in grade 12. There was also a couple of skits put on by the graduates which were excellent. They were all dressed up in tuxedo and gowns and everyone looked beautiful. Graeme arrived in the customary limo with a few of his friends from grade 12. He was very handsome if I may so myself.
The girls, Hayley and Vanessa, were also very proud of their big brother.
They also had a big spread with excellent food....I don't think anyone went hungry. Got home around 10:30.

JUNE 2, Saturday, sunny

Took Hayley for lunch as we had promised for her birthday past. Afterwards, we came back to Camperland then headed up to the mountain to 2400 feet up this forestry road and 4 wheel-drive to a launch pad for para-gliders. It was neat to watch them launch themselves from this height. They land below, near Camperland and the golf course.
Came back to our camp and had a fire. I feel really morose and left out. Not sure if these feelings are warranted!?

JUNE 3, Sunday, sunny and hot

Another nice day and very hot again. Got ready for Graeme's ceremony and went to Doreen for a drink of wine before heading to the school.
The graduates came in a single file and took their places on the stage. A few speeches were given, a prayer was said and a singing group sang a African song from a trip that some had taken to Africa.
At last the ceremony began where all the students were handed their graduating certificate. Graeme looked very handsome in his graduating frock and hat. He also looked very happy and proud, so were we all!

We came back to Rochelle and Kevin's house afterwards and had a few finger food. Approx 20-25 people showed up along with two other graduates, close friends of Graeme. It was fun and Rochelle did an excellent job. Came home at midnight.

JUNE 4-5, Monday and Tuesday

Overcast this morning. We took a drive back up to the launching pad where I finally put Jessica ( my belated wife) and her brother's ashes to rest. I stood on a big rock overlooking the whole valley of Chilliwack and spread their ashes to the wind. I admit that I was very emotional and didn't hold back. After spreading the ashes, I spread all the flowers that were given to me at her death and spread those too. Afterwards, I hid the vase that contained her ashes under a crevice under the rock and wished her goodbye and a good journey.
I think she will like this location. There is sportive people around, it's in the mountains as she wished and overlooks the valley. She is also with her brother. REST IN PEACE, MY LOVE!!

Val was very supportive and stood by me...thank you! She is a wonderful woman!

Today Tuesday, we are just relaxing....it's raining

Friday, June 01, 2007


Hey everyone, check out all the pictures of our new rig in the link to the right "pictures google picasa"
We are proud to introduce our new "baby"...storie how we got there to follow