Monday, July 26, 2010

We said our good-byes to Dennis, Suzanne and Dunkin’ just before 8am. They had to get back to was a work day for Dennis, after all! We finished our pack-up and were ready to go by 9am. We said our good-byes to the folks that were out to watch us manoeuvre our rig out of our site and through the park. We had no problems but I do think it helped not having a neighbour to our left.

It was another gorgeous day as we headed back north on Hwy 97, through Kelowna towards Vernon, Sicamous and the TransCanada Hwy. Along the way, between Kelowna and Vernon, there are 2 absolutely beautiful lakes...Wood Lake and Kalamalka Lake. The views from the highway down onto the lakes were stunning...the water was such a pretty shade of greeny-blue.

Once we hit the TransCanada Hwy, we headed east through Revelstoke and Mt. Revelstoke National Park. There is an RV park at Albert Canyon (Canyon Hotsprings) that was our destination in hopes that they would have a site suitable for us. Luckily, they did and since it is half-way between Mt. Revelstoke National Park and Glacier National Park, we thought we would spend the rest of the week here exploring the National Parks. Our plan is to be in Cochrane, Alberta on Friday.

We got set up in site 158, a pull-thru site with power and water hook-ups. Holy Cats it was hot! Once done, we turned the air-conditioner on full force, closed the door and sat outside in what little shade we could find (under the over-hang of the 5th wheel) enjoying a cold beer while the air-conditioner did it’s thing inside. This campground has serviced and non-serviced sites. Of course, the serviced sites are the typical “all lined up” set up....and...WiFi is only up at the office area! That’s going to be a pain having to lug my laptop up there rather than enjoying the internet from the comforts of my own home...oh well, at least there is WiFi here!

The sun finally went down behind a mountain at about 7:20 (Steve and I had a bet on as to what time the sun would be down...I won!) and Steve cooked himself a hotdog while I made a salad for myself.

After dinner, we donned our walking shoes for a walk around the campground. Once the sun had gone behind the mountain, it certainly cooled down a lot and it was a lovely evening. There is one section of the park that has non-serviced sites and it is really nicely treed...just like the provincial campgrounds. There are even a couple of sites large enough (and easy enough to get to in our rig) so we decided to go up to the office and see if we could move tomorrow. We really are self-sufficient, not needing hook-ups, and would really enjoy camping in a site that was more private and treed. We had no problem arranging the switch so we will move in the morning.
By the time we returned to the trailer it was almost 9:30, so we headed inside. We can’t get any channels on the TV so Steve hooked up the laptop to the TV and watched Son’s of Anarchy that we had downloaded. As usual, I was fast asleep seconds after my head hit the pillow.

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