Thanks for visiting after my short hiatus! Yikes. Almost forgot to finish the trip.
Oh, yes, heading toward Penticton, BC, Canada. We have friends that live in Penticton so decided to go visit them before going home. It was about a four hour drive except for the time we were lost in Vancouver. Well, not lost, but turned upside down and backward. Just for your information, Canadians road signs are really bad and Vancouver was the worst. That is one town I never want to drive through again. We had no trouble when we went from Seattle to the airport but more town I do not need.
Also, once in Canada we no longer had a data plan or free calls or free texting. No I did not spring for the foreign plan just for the short time we were there. Every time we had wifi we were ok for texting. Why is it that we have free calls from Mexico but not Canada. Makes no sense.
So we made it to Penticton. And in Penticton before we could get find our way to Ev and Wayne’s house, we had a wreck. Not bad but enough to shake us a little. We had turned around and were heading down the street when a woman backed out of a driveway and into our driver’s door. We were going forward so it did scrape down the side.
Our big truck got knocked out by this little Kia.
It really is not too bad and it was drivable and we were able to get home and it will be fixed soon. So on to fun…
We got the royal tour and a bed for a couple of nights. Beautiful area!Beautiful skies too.We went looking at the orchards. All kinds of fruit. I want one of these tall skinny apple trees!As I said, Penticton is a gorgeous place and I can see why people retire here. It is on two lakes, Lake Okanagan and Lake Skaha. Even went to a Japanese koi pond. EvWe drove up on the bench to where Chris, Ev and Wayne’s son, lived to have a cookout. Yum! And again, beautiful. He lived right next to the orchards.We sat outside for a long time until it just got too cool. Then we moved inside, ate and the music started. Wayne’s sister, Diane and her husband Jack (yes, like in the song Jack and Diane. Can you hum it?) came to visit with us. Music! Jack, Diane and ChrisWayne
It was so much fun but we decided it was time to head for home. We had some concerns about getting home to get the truck taken care of. I had called the insurance (at a dollar a minute!) so the clock was ticking. And the weather was changing. Kathleen let me know that it has snowed at Yellowstone. Yikes!
Outside of Grand Coulee and the dam we saw smoke! Yep. They were having a grass fire with lots of little hot spots. We were detoured off the main highway so that we could stay away from emergency vehicles.
Luckily we just motored on through and the firefighters has it all under control. The rest of the trip and just lots of pictures – like these have not been – coming up.
Thanks for visiting again!