Is it time for some ‘brutal honesty’? This ‘blogging’ has been going on for me since 2008…and my enthusiasm has really gone by the wayside and for the past few months I had honestly thought of ‘hanging it all up’..join the ranks of those that have left ‘blogville’…
Those bloggers who just ‘up and quit’..no sign off ..no send off..just disappeared..be it the writing just stopped or the travelling stopped or in some sad cases..life just stopped for them….could I? should I?
But my ‘chronological thinking’ got the best of me…I will finish out the year 2016..bound and determined not to quit mid year…
When I first started this ‘scrapbook’ on line I was enthusiastic..writing/ reading/ commenting on all the blogs I followed..but as the days turn into weeks and then into years..the ideas just don’t seem to flow anymore..our day to day routine just doesn’t seem to be all that interesting, not to me anyway…
So now as a new year is upon us..do I begin again or do I make that decision to ‘go dark’?..and then I got a ‘bright idea’..maybe this will give me some incentive to continue on with blogging…get the creativity going again?
Now what ‘crazy notion’ would keep the creativity alive and well?..
#captureyour365..yes the ‘picture a day’ is back..it has been 3 years since I last embarked on that ‘crazy journey’..
I am going ‘down that road’ again…trying to keep my blog ‘alive’..
as you can see from my ‘first 10 of January’ it has honestly been ‘all about the weather’..from sunny days to windy, cold snowy ones….the north wind has been relentless..and with that came some -double digit temperatures…our coldest being –16 celsius and with the wind chill some days it was a very balmy, -19
from a frozen water filter to a solid ‘dishwater-sicle’ in the sewer hose we are persevering with ‘old man winter’..’you won’t get the best of us’
Weather or not..we know that spring will be here soon..
Thank you for continuing to ‘ride along with us’..I aim to make it an interesting 2017…
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Sunday, December 25, 2016
November 7- December 25, 2016
Is there any point in writing about what we have been up to?
May as well just look forward, no sense in looking back now..I have forgotten most of it by now anyway…
The snow has arrived along with the ‘dreaded north winds’…we had a week of ‘arctic wind’.. a balmy –19 celsius with the windchill..a frozen water filter and a ‘dishwasher-cicle’ for a sewer hose..
Tucker, of course is enjoying the ‘winter weather’..
..and we have learned to warm up with the ‘old stand by’ Disaronno..
Christmas is upon us…
We had a few gifts to open..chamapagne and orange juice and our Christmas tradition breakfast of Eggs Benedict..
We facetimed with Carlie and Adam this morning..and then skyped with Brenda in Nelson and then my parents who are in Coquitlam..modern technolgy is a wonderful thing..makes being just a ‘party of four’ a wee bit easier…
This afternoon we are heading to the park clubhouse for a Christmas Dinner with the other ‘snowbirds’ who are calling Nkimp home for the winter season…
We hope all our readers/family and friends have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year…may it be filled with love and new memories..
Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you all!!
..see you next year?
Sunday, November 6, 2016
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..
We had a few ‘diehard’ groups..
but we also had quite a few empty sites..
We wondered why we were still here?
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..
The park closing process began and within two days we had everything done..the park signs down, equipment put away for the winter…
Hugh moved his rig into the compound for the last few days…
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…
So long Tunkwa..see you next April..
our next destination is Keremeos…our home base..we will rid ourselves of our ‘summer stuff’ and pick up the ‘winter gear’…
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’..
The visit went quickly and before we knew it, we had to head back to Keremeos….
The fall colours are amazing..
our golden boy turned 8 years old on Halloween…
Happy birthday Tucker..
We left Keremeos on November 1…
..onwards to our ‘winter home’..a short 50 kilometer drive..
Nkimp Rv Park..
We are parked in site C-15 this year..with a view of Osoyoos Lake out our back window..
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…
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..
Mike and Louise came along for the fun..
We met last year through RVillage and stayed in contact with them through the summer..
Wayne and Diane (our neighbours from last winter) also joined the tour..
There was wine tasting of course and some cheese and crackers, as well..
and of course, we both made a purchase…
..that brings us up to date ..today we spent the morning walking the dog at our usual place..Haynes Point..
Tucker on his ‘table’..number 13..where is that ‘Saphira?’..
oh well, my new friend, Louise will share the spotlight with me..
so..that’s it for now…more from Osoyoos when the mood strikes…
Saturday, October 8, 2016
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..
to bird watching..
… and bug sightings..
the deer are plenty…
as are the cows..causing a ‘cow-jam?’
Doug has had some time to do some ‘shore fishing’..
and we have had a few storms blow through…
..and then this morning we had some ‘white stuff’ falling from the sky…blanketing the park and the campers in ‘snow?’
the park is looking like Christmas instead of Thanksgiving..
and yes we have some ‘die-hard’ campers who have embraced this ‘snowy long weekend’..
but we also have a few empty sites..
Will we be working till the ‘cows go home?’
or until the snow flies?..seems we have both of those this week?
One more week and we better be rolling outta here before we get snowed in..
..next time you hear from us we will be at a lower elevation’…