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!

Monday, February 10, 2014

February 6 to 10, 2014; Haircuts, Pedicure, Miraflores and preparation for departure

FEB  6, Thursday; Beach day
13*C @ 7 am; 23* C in pm with light winds

We had a very nice day,  it wasn’t windy and when we got to the beach, the water was calm so we were able to do some snorkeling.  It was great, lots of fish of all kinds of colors swam around us and Val fed them a banana which they proceeded to devour including biting one of her fingers.  We had a good laugh over that!  We came home around 2 pm and I drove to Walmart to get some beer and milk as we are out.  At 4 pm, we all gathered at Reg’s place and had HH.  We picked up pizzas at Costco and we all had that for dinner.
This is the last day for 6 of our Chicklets; tomorrow, Jack & Mim, Reg & Diane and George & Dorothy are leaving to go back north with a stop at Santispac Beach for a few days.  We will miss them.  We had a good time together and we will be sad to see them go.  We called it quit by 7 pm and everyone went to their respective houses.

FEB  7, Friday; Haircut and Manicure
10* @ 6am; 28*C in pm with light winds.

Well, three rigs from our crew left at 8:45 this morning!  At 11 am, Sharon, Judy, Val and I attended our appointments for haircut (me) and pedicure for the3 amigettes; $23 Cdn for Val and I…Can’t beat that!  After dropping off Sharon and Judy, Val and I went to “Latitude 22” where we had lunch and I bought my last T-shirt then we went to Walmart for some veggies.  Very hot today!  It seemed strange having HH with 6 people short but we made good anyway.  They presented me with a T-shirt which was supposed to be ready yesterday and presented to me by the WHOLE gang but unfortunately it wasn’t ready until today so Reg presented it on behalf of everyone!  THANK YOU ONE AND ALL!!!  Val made a stew for dinner…Yum, Yum!  We watched another movie in the evening.

FEB  8, Saturday; To Miraflores, a leather factory village
14* C @ 7 am; 30* in pm

We left this morning at 9:30 am and headed for the village of Miraflores.  We took the bypass for the airport and paid $2.80 Cdn.  That made the first part of the trip much faster as we missed all of the stop signs and lights.  It was sure much easier to drive without any big trailer and motorhome and we made good time.  We went into town and found the “leather factory” which turned out to be a big disappointment.  We were expecting something much more elaborate the way the “Churches’ book” describe it but we did watch one guy make leather sandals which was interesting.  They had a room with some of their belts, shoes, sandals, bags and even saddles for horses but we didn’t buy anything.  We continued on to RIVERA BEACHES, about 10 km from Los Barilles, where we visited a neat RV Park which had very nice sites with 30 amps, water and sewer.  The restaurant was close so we drove to Los Barilles and had lunch there.  We checked out a couple RV parks then it was time to drive back home.  We got back by 4 pm without any incidents and had a quiet HH.  Dinner then a movie to end the evening

FEB  9, Sunday; driving the back roads
15*C at 7 am; 32* in pm

We were supposed to go with Ed and Judy to explore a road along the coast but he woke up quite sick from something he ate yesterday so Val and I ended going by ourselves.  We decided to drive to San Jose del Cabo and do some geo-caches along the way.  We found two, had lunch in San Jose then we drove across to the Marina and found the back-road along the coast to the East Cape.  We stumble upon a Bed & Breakfast EL Encanto in the Laguna Hills and a really neat pub, named “The Buzzard” so we had a beer here then drove along the dirt road and saw some beautiful beaches and very few people.  We even saw some whales breaching in the distance.  It was a gorgeous day!
We drove back to our camp but gassed up first.  We were just in time for HH.  We had dinner: banger & mash with cream corn.  We watched a movie in the evening.  It was a very hot day and still is warm outside at 8PM:  21*C

FEB  10, Monday; Wash Day!
16*C @ 7am; 34* C in pm; it was HOT!!!

We have two days left here so today was wash day.  I had our home washed on the outside all around, and then it was the jeep’s turn (total cost, $45 Cdn):  Empty everything, vacuum, washed the inside and partially reload some of our stuff.  We relaxed for a while then went into town to get some motor oil for the jeep as it needed it then to Costco and Walmart to pick a couple of items.  We came home, had HH then dinner: Chicken Caesar salad!  We watched a movie in the evening.

Tomorrow is our last day in Los Cabos; we are headed north to La Paz then to Loreto

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