Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Trying to catch up!!!!!!

Okay, so I haven't been very diligent with this.   That was not my intention when I started.  I know I'm not that committed so I guess that is the problem.   Committment, Ha Ha Ha.  Being committed is the big problem.  I don't remember when I posted before and am not sure it matters.  We are having a great time and have seen a lot of things in the last 2 months, met a lot of great people and have joined The Catalina Spa and RV Park in Desert Hot Springs, California.  I do want to catch up and fill in the blanks but will start tomorrow.  Right now, I am going to head up to the pool to see what Jim and the others are doing. While in Tillamook, we spent time with a nice couple from Sylvan Lake, Alberta.  Don and Sheila Williams.  They took us on a short road trip on Sunday and we saw a lighthouse and The Christmas store in Lincoln City.  That little store was jam packed with Christmas decorations.  Amazing!  Lots of different things.  We then went to the Casino for dinner with them.  
When we left Tillamook, we travelled all day basically until we got to Floras Lake which is a small lake just next to the sand dunes and then the beach to the ocean.
On the way we saw a lot of the ocean and stopped at a casino to eat breakfast.
We stayed over night at Floras Lake in the day picnic area.  The main campground was closed for the winter.  This is the lake that Jim wind surfed on over 20 years ago.
This man and his dog live only a few miles from Floras Lake.  The dog is a board collie and his master was training him to herd sheep.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Motoring down the road

We left Barrhead on Tuesday Oct. 14 and headed west.  Stopped in Edson to wash clothes and do some banking etc.  A quick stop in Hinton for fuel and Jasper to go for a walk on main street.  Headed out again and ended up at Valemount, BC.  Spent the night there in the parking lot of a large motor inn.  Left early in the morning and headed toward Kamlopps where we stopped off the highway for lunch.  Decided to go to Scotch Creek to the campsite there where Barry and Anne have their park model.  We had heard that the salmon run was fantastic so felt we should not miss it.

Parked in the RV park 2 nites, took in the salmon run and went for a nice long walk with Barry's neighbors, Joe and Wilma. Friday morning we left Scotch Creek and headed back to Kamlopps and down Highway 5 towards Hope and ultimately Abbotsford. 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Oregon Coast

The road down this coast is narrow and very winding.  Tree lined at the north end and as you get further down there are areas that are right on the coast next to the sea.  Amazing sights to see. Were able to observe some native fishermen and their families netting Chum salmon at Hoodsport, early in the morning as the sun was rising.

Beautiful sandy beach as Seaside and huge rocks and waves just south of Cannonball.  

Drove over the Columbia River bridge at Aberdeen.  Huge! 

 On to Tillamook and have stayed 3 nights.  Plan to stay one more as we have parked in The Ashley Inn lot and are hooked up to power, can use their pool and have breakfast and coffee all day for $20.00 a night.  There are a few things to see here and may do that. Met a couple from Sylvan Lake and spent happy hour twice with them.  Today, they are going to take us in their car to do a bit of sightseeing. It is a bit difficult to do without a smaller vehicle. 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Relaxing in Victoria!!!

We have spent an absolutely splendid week so far in Victoria.  The weather has been grand and  we have been doing quite a bit of biking.  I ended up buying a new bike as my old one was just trouble.  It works very well and I am slowly improving.  Have lots to learn.  Saw the Nylons perform at the symphony on Friday night and last night went to the Upper Level Sports Pub to listen to a local Band.  The Bill Johnson Blues Band.
Great music, did a bit of dancing and met a couple from Ontario.  They met through dancing and clicked.  She is from Romania(3 yrs. in Canada) his heritage is Bulgarian and has lived in Canada many years.