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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Time to ‘Roll’

October 9-November 6, 2016

As I write this post almost a month has passed since we left Tunkwa Provincial Park..the last week we had to work was a ‘white one’..almost looked like Christmas..

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We had a few ‘diehard’ groups..

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but we also had quite a few empty sites..

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We wondered why we were still here?

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Frozen water lines  inside the trailer..no damage done though, thank goodness..

But within a  few days…we had blue sky at least..the temperatures were still chilly at night though..

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The park closing process began and within two days we had everything done..the park signs down, equipment put away for the winter…

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Hugh moved his rig into the compound for the last few days…

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We left the park on October 14th..leaving Hugh to do the final lock up on Sunday morning…

hard to believe that we had been parked since May 1st..time to get the wheels rolling again…

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So long Tunkwa..see you next April..

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our next destination  is Keremeos…our home base..we will  rid ourselves of our ‘summer stuff’ and pick up the ‘winter gear’…

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We even made a trip  to Vancouver for a few  days..we stayed at the  Sandman Hotel in Langley…a lovely hotel..clean, comfy and very spacious..

On the agenda was  doctor/dentist and family visits…We did our share of shopping  as well..making the  trek to the new Bass Pro Store that just opened..it was  on Doug’s list of ‘must do’s’..

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The visit went quickly and before we knew it, we had to head back to Keremeos….

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The fall colours are amazing..

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our golden boy turned 8 years old on Halloween…

Happy birthday Tucker..

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We left Keremeos on November 1…

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..onwards to our ‘winter home’..a short 50 kilometer drive..

Nkimp Rv Park..

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We are parked in site C-15 this year..with a view of Osoyoos Lake out our back window..

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the park is full this winter..so we are most grateful to have a place to call ‘home’…nice to see some of the familar faces again this year…

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So as we slowly settle into life at Nkmip..we had the opportunity to go on a ‘free’ wine tour..with a group from the park..

Over the past few years we have visited a few of the wineries along the ‘golden mile’ but this one was one we had not visited as yet..

The Intesection Winery on Road 8..

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Mike and Louise came along for the fun..

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We met last year  through RVillage and stayed in contact with them through the summer..

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Wayne and Diane (our neighbours from last winter) also joined the tour..

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There was wine tasting of course and some cheese and crackers, as well..

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and of course, we both made a purchase…

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..that brings us up to date ..today we spent the morning walking the dog at our usual place..Haynes Point..

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Tucker on his ‘table’..number 13..where is that ‘Saphira?’..

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oh well, my new friend, Louise will share the spotlight with me..

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so..that’s it for now…more from Osoyoos when the mood strikes…

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Working till the ….

September 16-October 8, 2016

We are still working away…the park is running with full services until October 10..this  will be the last day we collect camp fees and do our other ‘daily duties’…once Tuesday morning arrives, the winter close up process will begin..

The last four weeks have flown by…from sunsets..

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to bird watching..

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… and bug sightings..

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the deer are plenty…

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as are the cows..causing a ‘cow-jam?’

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Doug has had some time to do some ‘shore fishing’..

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and we have had a few storms blow through…

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..and then this morning we had some ‘white stuff’ falling from the sky…blanketing the park and the campers in ‘snow?’

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the park is looking like Christmas instead of Thanksgiving..

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and yes we have some ‘die-hard’ campers who have embraced this ‘snowy long weekend’..

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but we also have a few empty sites..

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Will we  be working till the ‘cows go home?’

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or until the snow flies?..seems we have both of those this week?

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One more week and we better be rolling outta here before we get snowed in..

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..next time you hear from us we will be at a lower elevation’…