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!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August 26 to 31, 2010l; Gateway

It’s been raining the past couple days but we are getting sunny periods. Campers at the park really want camp fires but the ban is still on. It was lifted by the week-end. Saturday evening, we ended up at Dennis and Ruth’s place with Race and his wife for a “yard drink”. As the evening got colder, we moved inside and Dennis played a tape on Jerry E Lewis and we dance for an hour or so along with a few more drink. IT was tough going to work the next day...thank goodness it was my Friday.
Monday we went to Salmon Arm after the rain finally stopped and the sun came out. After our shopping, we came home and had “happy hour” in Bob and Gail’s new wooden gazebo which was delivered and put together earlier today. Ron and Theresa, our next door neighbours, are out for the week so they were also over. The ban on camp fires was lifted today!
Tuesday, Val went back to work and I worked in the yard, finishing the water and sewer hook-ups.
I HAVE UPLOADED NEW PICTURES in Folder 59, Life in BC AND 59A Vanessa and Garrette’s wedding. I hope you will enjoy them; we sure did!
3 days of work to go and it was uneventful and quiet or is it quiet and eventful!?. Another month gone by! WOW! I rented a couple movies and we watched them in the evening. Then it was bed time. We had a drink by the fire with Ron and Theresa and Mark and his wife.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August 19 to 25, 2010; Wedding Bells!!!!!

AUG 19, thursday, Harrison Lake
We slept in this morning. Sid and Vera arrived around noon and after setting up beside us, the four of us went for a walk around the village and the beach. We had happy hour back at our rig then went to the pub for dinner. Jeffrey and Debbie joined us at the pub and we had a very nice visit and dinner. We called it an early night.

AUG 20, Friday, Wedding Day!
We were up early and Jeff came over for a visit. We had breakfast then just kind of sat around until it was time to get ready.
The wedding was at 3 p.m. and started fashionably 15 minutes late. The bride, my grand-daughter Vanessa, was gorgeous if I may say so myself. It was outside and the day was perfect for it with a slight wind to keep everyone refreshed. Needless to say I took a million pictures and will post some soon. After the ceremony, the grand-parents, uncles and other family members ended up in the bar at the hotel until the reception began inside at 6 p.m.
Everything went according to plan and was perfect. The food was extraordinarily delicious and plentiful and the wine flowed freely throughout the whole evening. A “toonie” bar was set up in the rear for anyone wanting hard liquor and beer. Rochelle and Kevin (bride’s parents) and Lana & Bruce (groom’s parents) did an excellent job and we are all very proud of them. There was the usual toasts to the bride, speeches and a few charades for the bride and groom’s benefit. Fun was had by ALL and the we danced and boogie till the wee hours.

AUG 21, Saturday, Moving to Chilliwack
A hang over was the result this morning. We went for breakfast then left for Rochelle & Kevin’s house in Sardis. We parked in the yard beside the house, hooked up then it was chores time...returning rented items such as glasses, piano and music instruments to name a few. Val help Rochelle while I helped Kevin.
Kevin BBQ’ed steaks for dinner and Val made the salad.

AUG 22, Sunday, BBQ Day
Kevin and Rochelle had a BBQ for the family on both side and about 30 people showed up. It was also an occasion for the newlyweds to open the gifts from their parents and grand-parents. Again more pictures taking! The food served was fabulous and everyone enjoyed themselves.
Everyone left in the latter part of the afternoon and it was clean up time once again for us left behind. The newlyweds retired to their little nest below in the basement ensuite while we cleaned up

AUG 23, Monday, Back to the Shuswap
We left around noon after saying goodbye to everyone. We stopped at Walmart for Val then bought 2 dozen of Chilliwack Jubilee Corn, famous for its sweetness and the BEST!
The drive over the Coquihalla was uneventful and we got home around 5 pm to a new extended cement pad. We set up and relaxed

AUG 24, Tuesday, chore day
Val went to work and I went to Salmon Arm to return my suit, take her dress to the dry-cleaner and get our mail. Then I came home and bottled wine in Chase and did the laundry. For happy hours, we went over to Ed and Judy who was having almost every neighbours around for a happy hour. We came home early, had dinner then watched the tube for a while and went to bed.

AUG 25, Wednesday, back to the routine
We both went to work today so it’s back to the routine. Val learned that her uncle Russ passed away on the Island. It was expected and just a matter of time. It doesn’t make it any easier.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

August 18, 2010: to Harrison Lake

AUG 18, Thursday
We left around 10:30 a.m. and stopped at South Thompson RV to get our propane line check as there is a loud noise coming from the tanks. It turned out to be a line which was quickly changed and we were on our way. It was very hot across the Coquihalla, reaching 38*C in Merritt but no problems with the truck. In Hope, we took Hwy 7 on the north side of the Fraser River to Harrison Lake. It is shorter and just as fast. We arrived at Glencoe RV and Motel, our home park for the next 3 nights, around 3 p,m. We set up then took a walk around the beach with Tucker. It is cooler here at 22*C but sunny and very windy. Rochelle and Kevin met us here at 6 pm for dinner at the Settler’s Pub next door to us then we had a nice visit at our place. They are tired of all the preps and are looking forward to the end. Even Vanessa, the future bride, is finding all the little decisions to be made, overwhelming. They went home around 10 pm and we hit the sack. IT was a good day overall

N 49* 18.108’
W 121* 47.070
Alt: 62 feet
We travelled 199 miles in 4 hours at an average speed of 51 MPH

August 11 to 17, 2010: Gateway

Back to work for both of us. I got the ditch dug and the sewer line and water line put in then covered the whole thing back. Put away our stuff so that when Dan and Heather come in to pour the cement, there won’t be anything in their way. Washed the rig and got everything ready for our trip down to Harrison Hot Springs. We read that our friends Terry and Glenda bought a new GM truck and a new Montana. I am totally jealous and envious of their new truck! Monday, we went to Salmon Arm to pick up my suit for the wedding and our mail. We had our neighbour Mim over for dinner one night as her husband Jack is working up North, 3 weeks in – 3 weeks out.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August 1 to 10; visit with grand-daughter

Sunday was a sunny and hot day again. I worked and Val did laundry and came to the park to visit me and take some pictures. We had dinner at Donna and Marcel; a BBQ pork roast which was delicious. Theresa and Ron were also in attendance. The park is really full right now with family and friends visiting for the week-end and renting every available site.
Monday, we went to Salmon Arm to meet Caleb who was translating a letter that I got from Mexico. They want me to send original papers of the sale of the old one and original registration of the new one and I am not sure I want to do this. I will look at my options and decide. I may just forget the whole thing. Oh, and the other thing is they want a response within 15 days of the letter and it took a month just to get here...Go figure!!!
We picked up groceries then came home. Lots of traffic on the road. We came home and relaxed and visited with the neighbours.
Tuesday was cooler and it rained overnight which is very welcome. On Friday, Val and I went to Sorrento to the Greek restaurant for dinner, just the two of us. Saturday, Val left for Vancouver while I went to work. Val has gone to visit her daughter and grand-daughter, Jenaya. She was really looking forward to this trip. I worked on digging a ditch behind our rig so that we can move the sewer line, electrical hook-ups and water line.
Sunday, Val came home all bubbly and full of stories about her visit. She had a really good time and was pleased with the visit all around. We went out for dinner at “The Loft” in Chase. It was quite good. Monday and Tuesday, I worked on completing the ditch and hooking up extension to the water line and sewer. That’s all done except for the electrical which my neighbour Bob will do for me then I can bury the whole lot and be done with it.
I posted some pictures on Picasa in folder 59 I believe.