We walked by the informational sign at the office at least twice a day hoping for a OK to have fires again. We are the only district in BC not yet allowed.
Here it is, best read in awhile
How much wood did we buy?? The tote looks like this
Wheelbarrow!! They will deliver, this lovely gentleman shows up with 2 totes full! We are their first wood buyers. “Where is the wheelbarrow?” we ask. “It is conceptual” he replies. We decide one tote $20; 2 for $30 would be better advertising.
Before we get to “firing” stuff we must get our 10k steps so off to the beach we walk. Tradition here, states, we must get a reward. We are out of Fireball, my turn to share! Bailys on the beach 🙂
Stop 3: Lunch break – We find ourselves at The Kal Lucked out as it is .47 cent day and they have 99 flavours to choose from Our view from out seat, We were entertained by the parrellel parking of the many vehicles coming and going.
Super bonus! They have Rickards Red on tap!! Oh, that smile!!
A Vernon visit would not be complete without going to Scattered Goods. I should have taken a photo of the loot we left with.
Back home we have a chat with the ducks and glare at the leaves that have fallen, too soon!
Evening entertainment! Finish binge watching
Can’t wait till Season 4
09/11 – Today is a solemn day being the 20th anniversary of 911. A day that changed air travel and many lives forever. We all remember where we were when we heard the unbelievable news.
It surprised me to learn taking your shoes off resulted from an incident in December 2001, not September. A terrorist attempted to detonate an explosive device in his shoe while onboard a flight from Europe to the United States.
Liquids, gels and aerosols: Not until summer 2006; a plot to detonate larger quantities of liquid explosives onboard an aircraft was identified and thwarted just a few weeks before the plot was executed. The liquids restriction was put into place at that time and remains in place today.
Procedures for screening electronics larger than a cell phone have been in place since the fall of 2017. Terrorists have the technical capability to artfully conceal explosive devices inside electronics.
Enough sadness, our big adventure is a trail walk to Ribbleworth Falls. We’ve been here before but this time we walk from Bailey, one way: 1-1/4h.
We pass this, sounds old for a donkey google doesn’t agree “Donkeys live between 30 and 50 years, and are intelligent animals that make good pets and work animals.” Learned something new today!
This walk certainly deserves a reward!! My reward is normally Baileys, Allan’s Fireball. Whoops, we’re out of Baileys, Allan shared his Fireball 🙂
Kyle sent this find, bet Allan’s wishing he has it now.
09/13: Today is the first day, in BC, you are required to show a Vaccine Card. We’ve been ready since the 7th, thanks Allan 🙂
We walk to Turtle Bay Pub which is connected to our park, we’re pleased to encounter this sign
Do they scan the “unique to me” QR code???? No, they just verify the name on my VC matches the name on my government issued ID, aka my driver’s licence.
It is a beautiful day for a patio! The duck agrees, says TB has good food
Pesky little fly solution! Can’t believe it took me this long to figure it out!!
I don’t have the exact date but this done up, Class B with California plates, obviously, big fans of the Michigan Wolverines football team has been here since at least Sep 10th, likely longer. They are not friendly, when we encounter them, they turn away so we haven’t had a chat. SO!, why am I concered about them eating.
The fridge in this type of unit normally is a bar fridge. Are they eating military rations? I’d like to offer to bring in supplies but they are so stand offish! They could, disconnect from the utilities and drive into town but they haven’t.
09/14 – Today’s mini outing, down the street to another part of Wood Lake. Not really worthy of a reward but, what the hell! Yep Baileys is back in stock!
09/16 – Another dreary day. Not a fan, the ducks look happy
09/16 – We’re not feeling like doing, much of anything. We get our 10k steps today by walking the park a few times and a walk back to the other end of Wood Lake beach.
Today’s reward… Such delicious stuff made in a distrillery in Vernon
09/18: Relieved! This is the California couple’s site. They unhooked & likely went to town for groceries! At least this is what I choose to believe.
09/19: Day started off beautifully!
2nd to last race of the season today. Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey in California.
It was an exciting race but sadly the winner was Allan’s guy, Colton Herta. Allan gets to move his car ahead.
Day ended in huge downpours!. Rain, rain, rain. The rain changed our dinner plans from quing outdoors to throwing together frozen leftovers. A delicious, never to be had again, meal!
Tomorrow! Election Day!!! and hopefully an announcement about the US border opening to Canadians.
From here, on to Enterprise to hopefully, get the slide repaired. Enterprise is looking for a replacement slide motor, regular spot they get it from is, grrrr, out of stock. They have located one in the States, hoping they get it ordered and here in time.
We take a walk around the campsite to the marina. It is nice but still smoky.
Yum delicious BC corn
Back in March we had FibeRenew plump up our sofa cushions and repair a hole in our lazy boy chair (was done in their plant), Allan’s captain chair was repaired in Bailey. That repair didn’t turn out well, Steve the owner, agreed to come back and make it right. He did 🙂 So much repair stuff = looks great now.
Friday, Sep 03rd… Costco restock day. Since they have set aside the 8-9 o’clock hour for “old people” we have taken advantage of it. I set the alarm, we make it to there just after 8, to find only one car in the parking lot, doors not opened. Did they cancel the early hour without telling us?? Yes they did. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. We take ourselves to McDonalds for breakfast to wait until 9.
Looks like this sign works, no panhandlers on this corner
Google when we got home and discovered “old people” hour is now only on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The sky is clear today
Today’s cute story… Allan is texting with his friend Wilf who lives in Coaldale AB. Back and forth they text. Wilf say’s he’s at a pub having a quick one and sends this photo
Allan sends him this photo…
Wilf follows up with
“Just about done, hope you have more beer, we’ll be there in an hour!”.
HUM, what does that mean?? Allan googles Post Haus Pub; yep it’s in Kelowna! 🙂 We are full of questions “We’ll be there” who’s we?? Wilf & Brenda with their bus for the long weekend? Wilf & buddies on their bikes?
Brenda normally drinks Bud Light, the second beer on the table is too dark to be a Bud. We lean towards the bikes.
Soon we hear the roar of the engines, such a super nice surprise!
Quick but fun visit, off they roar!
Sep 5th HAPPY BIRTHDAY KYLE!!
From this little guy to this handsome guy, showing off his new t-shirt
Kyle in Victoria, us in Lake Country means we ship his presents directly to him. We normally get a “wish list”. This year we decided to wing it, sending Lululemon t-shirt and shorts.
Apparently, the other gift should have come with instructions LOL.
Is it an ergonomic mouse pad?? Is it a funky hat??
Wrong!! It’s a floor mat!
We should have included a pair of socks!
Kyle & Megan recently bought a desk you can stand at, thought this would be an ideal additional to that…
Sep 06 – Labour Day on our walk we see this friendly notice. FYI: we’ve walked past this property a few times, so far no dog. Sure hope that continues.
Later in the day: While sitting at the picnic table playing card I see a mouse run by on the concrete fence. Time to add the amonia, done. Allan wants to add a battery charger to the, yep, battery. Gets hissed at by a snake basking in the sun. Hopefully, the snake will eat the mouse!
Last weekend of Summer, please don’t go. Can we stick these leaves back on the trees?
Aug 23rd – Allan loves Sicamous a 30m drive, off we go. We did our “usual” walk around town, then the trail ending up here, at Moose Mulligans Public Eatery’s patio for lunch. This is the view 🙂
A little, crowded island out there
Great idea! Most of the lakes have these well stocked life preservers
If I liked boating, this would be the place for me
We’d love this fuel price, alas, it is missing the 1
Aug 26th – We need some veggies so were heading to Pedro’s Market. We missed the turn, a bit down the road we turn into DeMille’s thinking we’d u turn. It looked so inviting we parked.
Who would have thought Allan would turn into the “animal whisperer”??
Llamas are sweet animals but won’t hesitate to spit , PLEASE don’t!!
That’s better a nice, almost, smile!
We bought, what turned out to be, delicious London Broil, corn grown on site & cherry peppers.
Never saw cherry peppers before. I followed this recipe I don’t often say this but “DANG, they were hot!”
We leave to this 🛑
Aug 27th – hang out at the park day! Nice relaxing day doing not much of anything, except mini putt. We hadn’t done this for eons!! Kyle makes fun of my videos saying they are too short. Here’s another one for you 🙂
Allan has been lax in “smokin” photos, here’s one
Being cooked, the aforementioned London Broil, corn & cherry peppers. Forget to feature the finished product 🙁
Aug 28th – Salmon Arm’s farmers market is today from 8 till 1. We take a drive down, take no photos and do not buy anything. While here we walk to the wharf and take the trail.
First we duck in the parking lot; duck #49
On to the trail
These are the only birds we saw. We’re not very good birders 🐦
Fallen leaves! NOOO!!!
August 30th – Drive to Lake Country day for the final leg of our summer adventure.
But first, pass through Lake Country head to Kelowna to get our slide diagnosed. The living room/kitchen slide hasn’t been opened since the end of June when we had closing issues. CoachNet, our service contract company, nor us could find any company capable of diagnosing/repairing the slide.
As we approach Kelowna we spot a hot air balloon. It’s closer to the airport than we think it should be, doesn’t appear to be advertising.
Turns out it’s a hot air balloon ride! Might be fun, if a little pricey.
Hello Enterprise, fix us up!!
Bailey has to be there for most of the day = time to kill. Start by driving back to Lake Country, the post office there is an Amazon Locker Allan had a Roku stick sent there, we pick it up then go to Wood Lake RV Park to check out our spot. It’s not going to be easy to get in but we’ll get it done!! Next stop, Holiday Park where we spent Winter. It was interesting walking through it, there are now many empty spots.
We next go to BC Liquor cause Allan’s beer is on sale. We spot this cloud from the parking lot!
It’s now about 230, our feet have walked enough (over 11k steps). We drive by Enterprise, Bailey is in the same spot we left her. Hopefully, they have examined her there. We stop in a parking lot, play a few games of Candy Crush, still no call from Enterprise. We think that must mean they have opened and closed the slide successfully with no issues. Enough speculation, back to Enterprise.
They have done the checks, 4 opens and closes requiring 2 resets. They diagnose the issue as front slide motor.
Although the slide manufacture advised us to not open as the error was classified as major, Norm at Enterprised was confident we could open it at the campground and it would close. Sends us off with these instructions …
Off to the park
Our site #133, it is wide enough but the length is tight. The guy across comes out to say “You’ll never fit in that spot”. We wiggle, giggle, wiggle some more and we are in!! Excellent driving, or rather parking Allan!!
Are we brave enough to open the slide? I’ve gotten used to the tigher space. Allan says “Let’s do it”
August 31st – Great for the wildfires, it’s raining and raining! Today is also dentist day, good day for rain.
Between showers we walk the park. The office and boat launch
We’re so cheesy!
There is a little beach steps away
Lots of ducks. We hear lots of “quack, quack, quack”
Lucky us, we found an article nominating the stretch of Hwy 1 from Golden to Revelstoke as one of the World’s most dangerous road. Click for article. The weather isn’t great either. We would be totally freaked, had we not have done this stretch on our way to BC.
A straight section of road, is, newsworthy!
No more straight! 50k ahead = drastic turn or falling off earth!
Allan’s favourites! Snow sheds – there is 6 in this group. Our headlights aren’t bright making it more difficult to see
Smoke comes rapidly. What a difference a day makes!
Our hikes today will be the View Point trail & Lake Trail, Lake Abraham. We’ve been, pretty much off the grid since we arrived in Clive Lake. There is no internet or cell service throughout the park, only limited access if you are right by the office. Before setting out, we go to the office to check if anything important is happening.
Oh no, Allan is notified our website is down. We rush back to Bailey to pick up Allan’s computer – no way is there enough strength. We’ll drive to Nordegg, 87k away, surely that town (population between 60 & 200) will have access.
Allan checks with the office, great news 12k up the road there is a large pullout with coverage.
Allan gets successfully connected and has the issue repaired within a few minutes. We discuss driving on to Nordegg but with the smoke we wouldn’t see much.
Back at the park, Bailey is still hiding. There are more tents here than we have scene in any park.
Trails, here we are
The trail is a gradual down with many stones. We hear bears, or do we?? Have whistles!
We had to do a huge up, so big I was freaked enough to not remember to take a photo.
We made it and looped back …
Turns out it is a loop, we come out here.
Fire time! Allan loves his fire gloves. Thanks Kyle & Megan!!