Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Counting Down the Days

All of a sudden we have only fourteen days to go. We have our lists out and have been ticking things off.
We have separate lists for some things, Skip looks after motor home related things and I do the travel insurance, make vet appointments etc. Jake and Sophie are due for rabies shots this year, all three get Bordetella for kennel cough ( apparently it is easily picked up in dog parks and rest areas ) and all three get an annual examination. They don't get any other shots now.  All of them got the regular shots for the first two years only. We have a vet who doesn't believe in  repeating  vaccines year after year.

We are heading to the interior of the province for a few weeks,  we are going to  stay mostly in recreation
campgrounds, they used to be called forestry sites and are on public land for the most part. Some are free and some have a fee of $12 or $6.00 for seniors. There are no services other than  fire pits and pit toilets  and tables. Our header picture is taken at a recreational site. When we get to Kelowna we will stay at a provinicial park, which is still dry camping but there are showers, water etc. After Kelowna we are not sure where we are heading but that's the way we like to travel. We do know we want to enter the USA  from  Grandforks and head down highway 395, in eastern Washington.

When we were in Victoria a couple of weeks ago we had lunch at a popular spot at the harbour. Red Fish Blue Fish was featured on the Food Network so we had to check it out.

Victoria Harbour

There was a long long lineup

Over an hour later.

The food was really good,especially the shrimp tacones, which are tacos rolled like cones and filled with chipolte shrimp.

I  don't like to stand in line, good as it was I don't think I'd wait that long again.

This is where we normally buy our fish at French Creek about 15 miles from us.

French Creek Seafood is a comercial fishpacking plant

With a retail store

It is so fresh and so good, and no line ups.

and no crowds of people.


  1. nice to be counting down to your trip!!..good for you guys!!!..can't wait to read all about it!!

  2. That counting down the days stuff is pretty neat eh. That's great you guys are able to get away so early. When I lived in Vernon for a few years I used to be in Kelowna a fair bit. I hear it has really grown since I left that area in 1975. I'm sure our paths will cross somewhere in the great Southwest this winter as we will probably be wandering around aimlessly as well. Just gotta love that kind of freedom.