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!

Monday, October 31, 2016

November 11 to 18, 2016

Boy, am I ever behind in my blog!  I kind of lost interest in it, especially since we are not travelling.  We are presently living in Osoyoos waiting for our all financing to be in place and our move to our new home in Oliver on the 26th!  Yesterday we bought our new furniture at CITY FURNITURE here in Osoyoos.  Marcel and Audrey came with us; paid cash which was nice.

Today the 18th, we had our medical exam for the purpose of purchasing Life Insurance for the mortgage and later we signed the papers for the mortgage.

October 19, 2016

We had doctor’s appointment on Wednesday in Salmon Arm.  This was our last visit with Dr Bonthuys.  He was a good doctor and we enjoyed his professionalism.  Now we have to find a new one in Oliver.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October 11 to 18, 2016; Chilliwack

We went to Salmon Arm to shop and stopped at Bob and Gail’s house for a short but nice visit.  It is sunny again on this Tuesday!
Wednesday was also sunny but became very cloudy by the end of the day.  The nights are VERY COLD, freezing actually -2, -4 C.  Charlene came over for a visit from Logan Lake and stayed the night.  Lynden is gone hunting with the boys.
On Friday, we drove to Kamloops for Val’s contacts at Costco, had brunch then headed south to Chilliwack.  We had nice weather until the top end of the Coquihalla when it began to rain for the rest of the way.  We had a great visit with great-grand-daughter Elena, mom and gram-ma on Saturday then on Sunday, the four of us met Doreen and Gord at a local restaurant for breakfast then in the afternoon, we went to the theatre to watch “The Accountant” (very good), came home, ordered Pizza and watched more movies on TV.  The storm that we had been warned about never materialized and as a matter of fact it was a decent day with no rain.
Monday, the kids came over for dinner then later, the rest of the family showed up for cake and ice cream (Sean’s birthday).  It was a success.  Rochelle and Kevin are marvelous host and made sure everyone was looked after. 

Tuesday, we were back home in Gateway after saying goodbye to Rochelle and Graeme at the office; Kevin was out on a job.  It was raining when we left but cleared up past Merritt and we had a dry run home.

Monday, October 10, 2016

OCTOBER 2 to 10, 2016; Last days of work for Val; Offer on townhouse in Oliver

Up early again this morning.  This is Val’s Friday.  I spent the day working around our yard preparing for the winter and putting everything away that needs to be stored.  We sure been lucky with the weather, it’s been sunny for the past two weeks.  Cold mornings but warms up quickly once the sun is out.  Oh yeah, also got things started for a pre-approved mortgage amount with Interior Savings.
Monday and Tuesday, we did laundry, some shopping in Chase and more clean-up of the yard.  I loaded stuff in the trailer, getting stuff that we think we may need while in Osoyoos.  Tuesday was a cloudy day after a couple weeks of sunshine and a relaxing day doing nothing!
Back to sunshine on Wednesday, I went to Vernon for my appointment with the Specialist about my nose.  Driving back, I took Hwy 97 then at Falkland, I took the road to Chase.  It is a very interesting and picturesque drive with a section on gravel which I don’t remember being there.
Thursday, I drove to Oliver to check out a couple places and upon my return home, Val and I discussed what I saw and decided to put an offer on a two bedrooms single level townhome in a triplex.  It is presently empty.  Now we wait!
Yesterday, Saturday, it rained heavily all day!  My grand-son’s birthday.  We had a Thanksgiving dinner at the “clubhouse” (actually the old sales office) and had a feast.  Turkey, Ham and all the fixings.  There were about 30-40 people there.
Today, Sunday, is Val final day at work and it is sunny.  She came home and took the uniform off for the last time, she is happy that it has finally come to an end.
HAPPY THANKS-GIVING  EVERYONE!  We have snow on the higher mountains tops and it is cloudy on this Monday. 

Sunday, October 02, 2016

October 1, 2016; Our little Beaver is GONE!!!

I was up early again; just can’t seem to be able to sleep past 6 am without tossing and turning.  Ron and Cindy were out with friends by 12:30 am and we went over the operations of the motorhome.  Then, it was drive a short drive to Sorrento to meet Val at the insurance office and have the ownership transferred over to the new buyers/owners  and cancel our insurance and plates on the motorhome.  

Our little home is GONE!!!  

Val went back to work and once home at 4 pm, we sat out and had a glass of wine and reminisced over the past three years.  Called the kids to let them know.  Now we turned our mind to our move to Osoyoos and the purchase of a smaller trailer.  Our vagabond life is not over yet!