Our last two days at Riverhaven RV park on the outskirts of the small town of Hedley, BC were quiet…
..the weather was warm and sunny…upwards of 34 degrees Celsius..
we spent most the last day sitting down by the river, with our chairs in the water, trying to stay cool..
Tucker swam laps..with the current and away from it..and then turning and doing it again and again..
We came to terms with the fact that our boy is addicted to swimming..he would do it all day long if we let him!
Doug captured these photos of the sun setting behind the mountain on our last night..
..we were up early this morning..a quick breakfast and the packing began..
By 1030 were heading west..
295 kilometers..just under four hours…
We had a ‘S.A.G’ wagon along for the drive..nice of Carlie to carry some of our gear..
our first stop in Princeton..
..and then up the ‘mine hill’..
..it was already a warm day..28 degrees Celsius and it was barely 11:30..
..next stop was Manning Park Lodge..
Tucker’s and Bart’s turn for a photo op..just in case you have forgotten what they look like..
..we stopped in the town of Hope for lunch and then Carlie ‘left us in the dust’..I guess she got tired of following..
You know of course, that unless you are the ‘lead dawg, the view never changes’!
We crossed over the Golden Ears Bridge in Maple Ridge by 3:00..
..one more stop at the car wash..spray those darn bugs off the trailer..
..and by 3:45 were pulling into the park-ade..
Carlie was already home..had unloaded her car and turned on the air conditioner in our condo for us..what a nice daughter!!!
..and so ends our summer vacation for 2012..
kilometers driven- 3304
hours the jeep was driven-54 hours and 36 minutes
campground cost- $414
..so there you have it..if you lasted for the ‘two weeks’ in the ‘backseat’..we just want to say thank you for riding along with ‘Bigdawg and Freeway’..
..sure hope we kept you entertained..
..just a little side note..
on the is day, August 5, 1979.. ..Doug and I had our ‘first date’…who would have thought that 33 years later..we are still together..Happy Anniversary to us..