Cloudy this morning, we have WIFI here! Lots happening in town: there is a garage/yard sale, a meeting of bikers, sales in the village mall and a huge antique car parts sale with an antique car show. There were lots of people about from Merritt, Kamloops and other areas. After showering, I took Tucker for his morning walk then we went into town to pay for our spot and look around. We ended meeting the crew at the BULL’s PUB where we all had beer and lunch and I had my fix of Bull’s Ribs. We drove back to our place where everyone piled in and admired our new home.
At 5 PM, we went back to the Bull’s Pub where our friends Pat and Rick were celebrated for their 30th Wedding Anniversary. We met again with old friends from the village and met new ones. Of course, Lynden, Charlene, Mike, Donna and Trenton also joined us. Dinner consisted of Roast Pork, mash potatoes, carrots and broccoli mixed in a delicious sauce, gravy, salad and dessert. All was delicious and I even had second. We chatted with everyone and finally called it quit around 8 PM. We went to the Kirkby’s for a nightcap and called a night around 11 PM. We said our goodbyes and hugged everyone then came home and to bed
It rained overnight and the sky is threatening more this morning. We left around 10 AM and arrived in the town of Hope at my brother and girlfriend Irais around 1:30 PM. We drove down 97C to Merritt where we stopped for breakfast at TIM HORTON then headed south on Hwy 5. Irais had lunch ready for us when we got here then we set up and chatted and got to know brother Johnny’s girlfriend. John wanted to go to Chilliwack, 30 miles away, to pick up a sofa but once there, he finally realized that it wouldn’t fit in the back of the Jeep so we drove back to Hope via Hwy 7 where he showed me where he works in Agassiz. At hope we sat around for HH then cooked hamburgers for all. Irais is Hispanic and has a daughter named Shannon, a 15 yr old who is very nice and pretty. After dinner, we sat around and enjoyed a good conversation getting to know each other. We finally went to bed by 11 PM as they both have to work tomorrow.
N 49* 23.267’
W 121* 26.876’
ALT: 139 Feet
We drove 109 miles in 2hrs and 20 minutes at an Av. 47 MPH
We woke up to a warm, sunny day; Irais and Johnny went to work and Shannon to school. After showering, we went to town to look around and stopped at a grocery store where we bought some stuff for dinner tonight. We spent the rest of the day reading and snoozing. Everyone was home by 4 pm and after HH, we cooked steaks and Val made a salad. Dinner was delicious and we had great conversations. We called it quit at 9 PM as everyone has to work again tomorrow and we are headed out to Chilliwack for an appointment.