August 22, 1981, I married my best friend..28 years together and where has the time gone?? Still together after all these years and trying to keep an eye on the prize!!
After breakfast this morning we headed out onto to Highway 3 through the Similkameen Valley to the infamous Nighthawk border crossing.
This crossing is 31 kilometers from Osoyoos and consists of two buildings. The border crossing is located along the Burlington Northern Railway. It is usually known as "the Nighthawk crossing" on the Canadian side, though the official name of the Canadian-side locality is Chopaka.
Nighthawk is an unincorporated community on the Similkameen River in Okanogan County, Washington. It was named for a nearby (and now-closed) mine. Nighthawk is a former logging area along Loomis-Oroville Highway west-northwest of Oroville, Washington. The town of Nighthawk used to be a booming mine town at the turn of the century with hotels and had a burlesque house but the population now is about 5 people.
After we went through the border and answered all usual questions we headed south on US-97 for 85 kilometers, towards Omak, Washington. The highway follows the Okanogan River and through the towns of Orville, Tonaket, and Riverside.
The town of Omak, Washington is located in the heart of the Okanogan. It is in a beautiful desert valley that offers many recreational activities from camping and fishing to skiing and snowmobiling. A four season playground..something for everyone!!
We arrived at the SUPERCENTER WALMART..our destination of the day..
made our purchases and headed back on US-97 towards the small border town of Orville and our anniversary lunch stop.
We went to the Veranda Beach Resort in Orville, Washington.
The resort is located on the shores of Osoyoos Lake with nostalgic beach cottages that would be reminiscent of what you would find on the shores of Cape Cod.
Each cottage has an oversized veranda, perfect for indoor/outdoor living. A perfect place for making memories that will last a lifetime.
‘There’s nothing finer that eating at our Dairy Point Diner. Come on in out of the heat, saddle up to the counter, order yourself a milkshake or root beer float and contemplate our classic diner menu or daily blue plate special while listening to the juke box. It’s casual, it’s fun and you don’t have to cook it yourself!’