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Sep 6, 2017 - Slow day fishing

Harvey and I were to meet Ted at the El Dorado boat launch at 8:30. After waiting until 930 Harvey and I left on our own. We later on found out that Ted was driving around Kelowna looking for the boat launch. I had told him where to go yesterday but obviously he got confused and arrive shortly after we had left. The water and temperature was perfect but there was definitely a lot of smoke preventing the sun from poking through. Even with the smoke, the temperature was wonderful and the conditions on the Lake were perfect. However the boat...

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A day in the life

Aug 17, 2017 - Kelowna

Kelowna It is about a four and a half hour drive from Vancouver to Kelowna. I bought a SIM card for my iPad and we use it for navigation and for finding cafes on the road. British Columbia is having a very bad fire season and there was a lot of smoke hanging in the air as we approached Kelowna. I did look up the official fire website while we were having lunch but none of the many fires were at all close. Kelowna has a huge natural lake and is in the Okanagan a very fertile valley. Many orchards and wineries. About 260 wineries! We took a...

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Nov 11, 2016 - Final Update from Kelowna Nov. 1 – 11

Our stay at Holiday Park is fast coming to an end. We have decided to leave a few days early and head south. When we originally checked into the park we had checked in for a full month planning to leave Nov. 16 but now looking at the long range forecast it looks like the weather and the temperatures will be taking a turn for the worse and we should get while the getting’s good. We will now be leaving on Sunday Nov. 13th. The weather has been quite good with temperatures averaging between 10 to 17 degrees Celsius each day. This has allowed...

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Oct 31, 2016 - Update From Holiday Park Kelowna

The move to Holiday Park in Kelowna went smoothly until we tried to park in our new site. We departed Lumby without a problem, the drive to Kelowna was excellent as it was a Sunday and very little traffic was on the road. We arrived at Holiday Park RV Resort around noon. When we had first visited the park and again when we were in at the office the staff advised us that we had to proceed all the way to the end of the road, make a U turn and then come back to Fun Cres, the road our site was on and back down that road to our site because the...

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Sep 3, 2016 - Kelowna

Aug 24th to Aug 29th We had a great family visit while in Kelowna. Once we got Morris back in driving shape we moved to an RV Park close enough to Lindsay and Ben's apartment that we could walk back and forth. We did a short hike up Knox Mountain which is across Okanagan Lake from Bear Creek campground. I have included some family photos from evening out and the hike. For those of you who don't already know our next trip will probably be pushed back a bit as we now have a wedding to plan for Lindsay and Ben for 2017! One more entry to come!

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Jul 13, 2016 - West Eagle Campground

We went to the "Two Eagles Golf Course" with John's sister last night for supper. What a gorgeous golf course. We ate outdoors on the patio and thoroughly enjoyed the food and scenery. Today we went to the "Mission Hill Family Estates Winery" for a tour and tasting. We are not wine connoisseurs by any means but this was a first class establishment. The tour was informative, the tasting enjoyable and the retail store, expensive. Tomorrow will be more sight seeing and touring the area.

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Jul 12, 2016 - West Eagle Campground

We left Clearwater about 9:00 am headed for Westbank or more commonly called West Kelowna. Hwy 97 south was a very nice drive. For the most part. Everything that goes uphill must come down at some point. I wish I knew what some of the elevations were. The constant uphill climb got crazy after awhile. One decent varied between 6 & 7% for 19 kms! Still, lots of scenery and NO rain. It seemed the further south we got, the dryer the landscape looked. The temperature sure came up as well. We're now parked at West Eagle Campground for 3 nights...

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Jun 9, 2016 - All Packed...Ready to go

Here we are, all packed and ready to start our next adventure. This will be our first Trip Journal using an IPad rather than the normal PC Laptop. We're sending this pre trip update to make certain there are no bugs and our travel notes and photos work the way they should. Please let us know by way of a quick email if there are any faults or errors in receipt of this update. We hope you will enjoy our Travel updates as we tour England, Scotland and Wales. Please feel free to comment as we make our entries. Our first official update will...

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May 9, 2016 - Kelowna, Canada

Krysta, Steve and Skyla met us at the airport in Vancouver and next day we picked up our boxes of "treasures" that we had shipped over from NZ and drove back to Kelowna. We enjoyed a relaxing month in Kelowna being Nana and Koro. Nice to sleep in the same bed for more than a few nights and not have to live out of our backpacks! It was also pleasant to have to put ON clothes (long pants and sweaters) after the tropical humid heat for four months. Nice also to have WIFI that worked efficiently as we needed to spend quite a lot of time...

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Aug 26, 2015 - Kelowna BC – Willow Creek RV Park

Headed to wine country to taste the fruit of the grape vines in this region. Booked a tour of the wineries so we could both enjoy the tastings. Had a great day with tour guide, Allen, and the 7 other people on the tour. We were the only Americans. One couple was from Alberta and the rest of the group was from Vancouver BC. It was good fun and everyone enjoyed themselves. Two of the girls from Vancouver bought 2 or 3 cases of wine to take home. Luckily, they had driven over from Vancouver so it was easy to transport home. There were headed...

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Retired at Last!

Jul 26, 2015 - Kelowna, BC

Travel day. If you ever find yourself traveling through Okanagan Valley, BC, try to carve out a few extra days to be a tourist. This area grows lots of fruits, including peaches, cherries and apricots, has a huge beef industry, a thriving wine region, lots of corn, and beautiful flowers. It is like traveling through a giant Thanksgiving dinner, still on the vine. The air smells wonderful! It is on the drier side of the mountain but still has that lush feel that the wetter areas are known for. And it is SO beautiful! We were almost to...

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Jun 27, 2015 - Kelowna, BC

Yesterday the weather was very hot, and the same today. But we were able to open the windows to sleep, because the nights are cool and comfortable. Today we explored Kelowna a bit. We didn't realize it until we got here, but our camper was built in this town. The city is an upscale farm district where you can get lots of fresh vegetables and fruit on any corner. The lady who owns the park where we are staying also provides fresh eggs and free range chickens. There are several wineries here, and lots of cherry orchards. Grape vines and...

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