Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Twelve days in a nutshell?


Time is going by so quickly..

We have been parked in Keremeos for almost two weeks..and we can’t believe how fast the days go..


I most certainly couldn’t tell you what we have done every single day but it seems that just living life passes the time..

Just normal household chores seem to fill the days..along with some visiting..

A few trips into ‘town’ to do some shopping..

We went to Okanagan Falls one day..making a stop for ice cream..


..and of course, a ‘canine’ cone for Tucker..gone in two bites!


..there was a few trips to the ‘dog park’..

happy tucker

..and a ‘bed take over??’ from the ‘boss’..

who's the boss

This past Monday..we had plans to go and visit some fellow PFO’s..

Our destination was Fintry Provincial Park..about 2 hours from Keremeos..


..once we got through the city of West Kelowna..we had to travel on the Westside Road about 40 kilometers..not really an issue other than the fact that the road is very narrow, windy and no side rails…one little mistake and you would be over the side, down a steep embankment  and into the lake!

Our friends and fellow PFO’s..the Wood Clan from the Life Made Simple Blog, on my sidebar, were our hosts for the afternoon..

They managed to score a nice job at Fintry Provincial Park..along with being the managers ..they also get to live in house!!..no more van living for this family of three!


It was so nice to see Derrick and Teresa again…it had been almost a year since we first met them  last May long weekend at Kentucky/Alleyne.

We chatted over a delicious lunch..catching up on all the comings and goings..and the adventures of being a Park Facility Operator..


As we compared notes on the differences between Fintry and Monck Park..we went for walk around their ‘new park’..



a beautiful campground on the shores of Okanagan Lake..



We had a great walk..and even received a history lesson on the park..


..from the barns to the historical buildings..if this park could ‘talk’..


..our afternoon visit went so quickly..


time to head home and say so long to our friends..


..back down the windy road..

but not before being stopped by a few big horn sheep..



there was at least ten of them on the side of the road..

a quick ‘stare down’ and they were off..

..home just before dark after a wonderful day!

..so there you have it..12 days in a ‘nutshell’..


  1. You will know you are fully retired when you have to stop and think hard about what day of the week it is.

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  3. Carol is so right. We many times don't know what day of the week it is and rarely know the exact date without looking at a calendar. This is definitely the life.

  4. Sounds like a great 12 days...and a wonderful visit with friends! Life sounds good! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

  5. Nice recap. Looks like your are enjoying things.

  6. I have memories of Fintry from the early 70's & I know that twisty road you are talking about. . My first wife & I had a piece of property just up the lake north of Fintry.. Lived in Vernon at the time & just loved that whole Okanagan area.

  7. How fun to visit BC's beautiful provincial parks before the crowds! Your friends got a very nice gig at Fintry.
    Molly sends her condolences to Tucker, especially with the Boss taking over his bed! lol

  8. We love the Okanagan as well, although it does still look a bit wintry. The BC desert was a surprise to us when we traveled through year a few years ago. Looks like you are having the perfect time of full time retirees!

  9. When Den and I drove to Alaska in 2002, we went up the Alaskan Highway..and came back the Cassiar Hwy...I LOVED BC!! We did a stop at Hyder, Alaska..I think that is the farther most city in Alaska..worth the visit...it's very like a fiord there, misty and wet..Your spot in BC sounds fabulous..and I love those sheep!!


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