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Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I intended to get back to posting as soon as I got back to Oliver ...... In our absence, the resort has upgraded their wi-fi service for the guests, ........ Which, of course, left me worse off than I was before.

After waiting for 5 minutes per webpage to load, I had to forgo connection until I could sort out the issues.  I have lucked in today, but one of the new hosts came around today using terminology outside her ken, relaying them as a possible solution.  I will swing by the office in the morning to decipher the proposed solution.  But I digress...

Anyway, we did pick the new truck on Tuesday last week.  We then  left for Alberta on Wednesday, taking 2 trucks up with us - stopping in Nelson enroute.  Once we got the out of province inspection and plating done, we headed back with just the new (2001, but new to us) truck, leaving the other with my friend.  Now we are back to 2 trucks to return to get from Oliver to East Central Alberta. (BTW, we have an awesome condition 2003 Dodge Laramie Diesel 2500 4x4 crew cab short box that wants a loving home... for detail feel free to inquire... )    ;-)

We spent 3 nights in the camper while on our journey.  It was a bit cool the first night, but we worked things around, and we are quite content with the outcome.  We will be heading back to Alberta in mid to late May (dependent on the weather - we have waited this long for nice weather, we surely aren't rushing back to the end of winter again).  We will spend a couple weeks visiting family, then will be taking the blue 3500 single axle back to my girlfriend's house to pick up the camper.

Then we will attempt to spend some time exploring with it.  Among the planned stops are: Pilot's Cove near Creston, Barkerville, possibly Hat Creek Park, then the must see Banff, Jasper, and Lake Louise, and any other things that catch our eyes on our way through.  Once we finish with that, we will head back to pick up the big rig, and find a nice place to land for the rest of the summer.  Currently, Sundry has some potential for landing as some friends we met here will be manning a campground in the area.

We have decided that we will be going stateside for our next winter.  Now to figure out the details on that plan!!

The reinstating of the feeling of no fixed address is adding a thrill that we had nearly forgotten.

We have been starting to "detrench" ourselves from the site.  The skirting came down and was cleaned and folded, we are preparing a couple transferable carry racks for the kayaks, Ken is rearranging the utility trailer, and I am resorting the home contents in prep for being travel worthy.  

I have also reaquainted with an Autumn neighbour (who went stateside this year, but landed on his way back home) and have refreshed my coaching on how to patch the punched hole in the gelcoat in the nose of the fifth wheel.  Apparently, it should be an afternoon project.  - He would know, it is what he did for a living before he retired.  I'll let you know how it goes, I should be picking up the supplies tomorrow after waving good bye to him as they head out. (I think I got the direction well enough to do it on my own....)

I am also going to take a car wash brush, and a bucket of soapy water to the roof to give it a wash-down, and reorganize the basement so that things a bit easier to find.

I think that sums up the events of the recent past and pending prospective future...

So with that, I bid you,


We will be taking the scooters down, freshening the fuel, and giving them a run.  With any luck, we might even be able to launch the kayaks when the water is calm, in a local puddle.  

1 comment:

  1. Yay, you're back! I missed you! When do we see pics of the new truck? If you go to Banff, you can't miss Johnston's Canyon!