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, May 31, 2016

May 24 to 31, 2016

MAY 24 to 31;
Val had to work 4 hrs on the 24th but I was off.  I went to the bank to deposit the payment for my kayak (Yes, it’s gone) then an overdue haircut.  I re-applied for EI as my last claim was screwed up.  Val got some new flowers, compliments of Paulette and Ruth, from their gardens.  Now that the long week-end is gone, the sun has come out to warm things up and make our two days off more enjoyable.
Back to work on Thursday and payday on Friday, first one for Val!  Rain, rain, rain.  End of May un-typical weather, never seen so much rain in these parts.

Last day of the month was a day off and we spent it in Salmon Arm.  Val had a doctor appointment then we shopped and picked up our mail.  Cloudy with sun shining through.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

May 17 to 23, 2016

MAY 17 to 23
For our days off, we went to Salmon Arm for doctor’s appointment then picked up our mail and some groceries.  Our neighbour, Marcel came with us and we dropped him off at the Casino then picked him up on the way back.  Val bought some flowers for the yard. 
She worked on Wednesday so I had the morning to myself.  I washed the Jeep, worked on the motorhome, fixed the flag pole.  We had an appointment with the bank in the afternoon.  That was all the excitement for two days.  Back to work on Thursday the 19

It rained the whole long week-end (Victoria Day).  Campers left early disgusted with the weather.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

May 8 to 16, 2016; Shuswap

MAY 8 to 16;
We owe, We owe, so off to work We go!  Val worked two days and I, 5 days.  The weather has been cooperating so far so we have had some good day!  Wished “Happy Mother’s Day” to our daughters then we had two days off from work.  The first day was spent doing errands, getting the jeep checked out for a leak (new water pump required) and washed the front of the Beaver or as my daughter calls it… “The Big Brown Turd”!  Very complimentary, isn’t it!? J  Val did laundry and worked in the yard with her flowers and bushes.  The second day off we went to Kamloops.  We looked at Park Models and found one we really liked but before making any decisions, we have to consider our finances.  We had brunch at our favorite restaurant, HAROLD!  To Superstore for groceries shopping then home.  They are repaving the highway from Sorrento to Chase so the back-up in traffic is quite heavy as there is only one lane open while they paved and this is the Trans-Canada highway #1 East/West!  We got home at 5:30 pm, had dinner then I made my lunch for tomorrow. 
Back to work on the 12th to 16th

Monday, May 09, 2016

May 1 to 7, 2016; Back at work

MAY 1to 7, 2016;  Last day in Chilliwack & return to Shuswap Lake
Sunday, the day is sunny and promises to be warm!  Kevin made a chowder with the rest of the ham and potatoes and veggies.  Val went to Vanessa’s baby shower for the afternoon.  Afterwards, Kevin and I went to the clubhouse and loaded presents in the car and the truck.  Vanessa was really spoiled at this shower.  We drove to her house and unloaded the presents and saw the baby’s room; very beautifully decorated.  We came home and had HH and tasted Kevin’s chowder.  It was delicious; I had two heaping helping.  In the evening, the girls came over for a visit
Monday was our departure day for our Lot in the Shuswap.  We left around 10:30 am, stopped at the “Fair Grounds” to dump the tanks and had a disaster!  The sewer hose came apart and the black water went all over including my sandals and bare feet.  I got that cleaned up and myself and we got the hell out of there after hooking up the jeep. 
The drive up the Coquahalla was uneventful and we finally arrived in Kamloops where I fueled up @$o.999/liter and we had lunch here.  In Chase, we stopped at a road side gas station and I filled our propane tank then we arrived home around 3:40 pm.  We set up and sat outside for a drink.
It feels good to be home.  I set up BELL TV in the evening as DISH is now cut off.
We travelled 208 miles @ an average 53MPH in 4 hrs.  We stopped for an hour and twenty-nine minutes.

Tuesday, we went to the Provincial Park and got our schedules and uniforms.  While there, a few employees came in that we knew so it was a pleasant reunion.  Cassie was happy to see us!  From here we went to Sorrento and got insurance for our Hyundai and mailed our claim for reimbursement for the private insurance.  I stopped at the garage across the street and got them to check where an oil leak is coming from.  I ended making an appointment for the 10th for a closer assessment.  We came home and worked in the yard, set up the gazebo, table and chairs, cleaned out the fridge and freezer and the washer & dryer.  We called it quit at 4 pm and had a beer.  After dinner, we finally finished the “DEXTER Series”.
Wednesday, we went to Salmon Arm to pick up the mail and shopped for clothes for Val’s work.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday consisted of working at the Park for me and Val did house routine and some errands.  She started working Saturday for 4 hours only to begin with.