Bright and early this morning we left our dear friends standing in their driveway..it is never easy to say goodbye..especially after we had such a lovely visit..
They are coming to Vancouver in November so we will see them again then..still doesn’t make it easy to leave..
We are all about the quality of friendships that we have not the quantity..and this friendship has a history that goes back to 1979..
Our drive this morning was about 350 kilometers or 220 miles..
We are heading west towards the town of Hedley..
I was not feeling all that well this morning so it took me a while to get the camera out..
Paulsen Summit was the first photo..
the town of Greenwood was next…voted to have the best tasting water..
..and then the small town of Rock Creek
and then there was our favourite summer time destination..Osoyoos…
..this was where our trip slowly started turning south..
We made a stop at the McDonalds…bathroom break and Mango Pineapple Smoothie..I waited in line and once it was my turn..
I placed my order only to be told that they don’t serve them?..what?..I was told by some young ‘un that they would have to renovate the whole restaurant to be able to serve them??..can you sense some disappointment?.
the next nearest McDonalds is in HOPE..ain’t no HOPE for me for a few more days..onwards..
We climbed Richter Pass..stopped at the lookout..Bart had his moment in the sun..
..and it was time for the Similkameen Valley..
..the town of Cawston and home to Harker’s Fruit Ranch..
..it was here that we met up with Ron, Doug’s brother..he works across the highway from Harker’s..
Next stop was Riverside Orchard..to visit with our sister-in-law, Karen..
..the new additions…only four months old, her name is Becca..
and also there is Jackson..he wasn’t as accessible for the photos..but just as cute…one day these two may be running at Hasting’s Race Track..
..hot and tired and hungry we finally arrived at our destination..only to be told that there were some people still in our site that were being evicted and we would have to wait..the park was full..and the site that we were going into was the worst site in the place..
Needless to say we were none too pleased..we ventured to the RV Park next door in the hopes of getting a better site than what we had..
I had even said ‘let’s just go home’..
When we returned to tell them..they said they could give us a different one..so once again all was right with our ‘tired little world’..
We parked and set up in less than an hour, finally had some lunch and then we took Tucker down to the river for a swim..
Our golden boy was not so golden..he had a bad case of “A.D.D”..wouldn’t listen..lost his ‘squirrel’ down the river..so needless to say he was in the ‘dawg house’ when we finally got him back to camp..
..so the sun has now set..we will be lighting the fireplace and enjoy the evening..
Tomorrow is a new day, Carlie is coming to spend the weekend so we are looking forward to seeing her..