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!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

June 20 to 30, 2016; Visit from Ontario

JUN 20 to 30
A beautiful sunny day on our first day off so I spent some of it on the roof of the Beaver cleaning and washing the vent covers, they were overdue!  Val did the laundry and then worked on her flowers.  HH at 4 pm then dinner consisting of baked potatoe, ceasar salad and a deliciously thick steak BBQ’ed.  After dinner we had a fire and our neighbor Carlos joined us for a while.
Second day off, we went to Salmon Arm for a follow up on my insulin injections.  After we did our groceries shopping, picked up our mail and bought a couple things for the yard and Beaver.  Back at home, we put it all away, relaxed for a few minutes then dinner and made our lunches for tomorrow.
Wednesday was back to work.  The jeep wouldn’t start because I left the ignition on last night so we had to use the Hyundai.  Got it going once back home after work.  I bought LED lights for the rear lights on the Beaver and got that installed; much brighter. 
Rain on Thursday and heavy on Friday…Boring!!!
On Sunday the 26th, Val’s sister Kathy and Louie arrived from Ontario for a visit.  We had a nice reunion by the campfire and a glass of wine or two!  They rented our neighbours’ house across the road for two nights. 
Monday, I had to stay home to wait for MASCON to installed cable TV and internet (a saving of almost $100/month) while Val and company drove to Kamloops for shopping; We all went out for dinner in Sorrento then came home and sat by the fire for a while but the mosquitos took all the fun out of it and chased us in the house.
Tuesday, sunny and very warm, Louie and Kathy were gone when I got up for the bathroom at 5 this morning!  Good thing we said our goodbyes last night, in case! Washed the motorhome and both vehicles and Val did laundry.
Back to work on Wednesday.  Hot, hot, hot! Up to 34*C on Thursday. 

End of another month!

Monday, June 20, 2016

June 14 to 19, 2016; Back to Chilliwack

JUN 14 to 19; Back to Chilliwack
Two days off.  We went to Salmon Arm to pick up our mail and I had an appointment at the Hospital for my diabetes.  That went ok and I am now on insulin.  This has been coming for quite a while so no surprise there!  After the appointment, we drove to Chilliwack stopping in Kamloops for brunch.  We were in Chilliwack early enough to go to Vanessa and Sean’ house and have a visit and hold our great-grand-daughter, Eliana, in our arms.  She is absolutely gorgeous!  We spent the night at Rochelle and Kevin’s house then the next day, after breakfast and shower, we went back to Vanessa and Sean for an hour or so to hold our little girl one more time.  Parents are OK but tired from all the excitement and ordeal of giving birth.
We headed back to the Shuswap after our short visit; it was a wonderful two days and the weather cooperated for us. 
Back to work on Thursday under sunny sky.  I only worked 4 days as we are changing our days off to Monday and Tuesday for the rest of the summer.


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

June 7 to 13, 2006; Chilliwack and Welcome Eliana

JUN 7 to 13; Chilliwack and GREAT GRAND-PARENTS
My first day off, Val did laundry and worked around the yard while I worked on the motorhome washing and organizing.
On Wednesday, we drove to Chilliwack overnight to hopefully witness Grand-Daughter Vanessa’s baby birth due today or Thursday.  We saw Vanessa and Sean Wednesday evening at the Abbotsford hospital and had a nice visit.  She is staying in a very nice and private room with everything at her finger-tip.  We drove back to our hotel with promises to see them tomorrow.
We had breakfast at I Hop restaurant on Thursday, JUNE 9
 then drove to Abbotsford.  We walked in the hospital at 12:11 and that’s when we got the text that Eliana came in to this world this exact time


She is 15 minutes old in this picture!

Rochelle asked us to wait for a while so we had coffee in the cafeteria then went upstairs only to find out that the baby was down at NICU so there was no visiting anymore.  We all left (us, R&K and Hayley).  This is when we found out that Rochelle cut the umbilical cord and Hayley helped in the delivery of the baby under the supervision of the Doctor, of ourse.  What an experience for both of them!!!  We went to Mr MIKE for dinner then we said our goodbyes, drove to Superstore to pick up some groceries and drove back home in Lee Creek.  We got here around 9 pm, made our lunches then went to bed!  Back to work on  Friday to show off our new Great Grand-Daughter!

There was a wedding at the Park on Saturday….Life goes on!!!


Tuesday, June 07, 2016

June 1 to 6 2016

JUN 1 to 6, 2016
Not much to report except that the weather has improved and by the end of week, we were looking at 24 to 28*C I temperature.  Work was busy getting things ready for the grand opening on the 18th.   Val has been busy with her garden and walks in the evening with friend Donna