Thursday, May 24, 2012

It's a new day, a new dawn...

Following two weeks of problems with Canadian Customs and getting vehicle titles mailed to us from U.S. banks, getting kicked out of Park Royal RV park due to our dog Gingee peeing on their grass and our complaining about the noise from the sleezy motel next door, forgetting a most important lunch date with one of our favorite aunts and encountering the Nazi RV Park owner at Oxbow RV park (Penticton), we are happy to report that we now have all our vehicles across the border into Canada.

Things are definitely looking up for us.  We're still in Penticton, British Columbia, the small Okanagan city between two lakes. We are now camped across the road from Skaha Lake at South Beach Gardens RV Park, a beautiful park along the old Oxbow Channel.
Old Oxbow Channel borders South Beach Gardens RV Park.

Along the shore of the Old Oxbow Channel.

John and I have enjoyed visits with John's dad and step mom and have made it a routine to go to Tim Horton's at least once a day for either coffee, a donut, or soup and sandwich or all four! Its been fun to people watch from the resturant that has great prices for good food.

The view from Tim Horton's in downtown Penticton.

 We've also enjoyed just exploring around Penticton and seeing some of the everyday sites.

Penticton mural painters.
We had a very good burger from Burger 55 one afternoon.

We still await the title for The Jazz which is due to arrive tomorrow. If it does arrive, we'll get right back down to the border to finish processing our RV into the country. We think we'll be heading down towards Vancouver for a visit with Jeremy, John's oldest son, early next week, then on to Parksville on Vancouver Island later in the week where we will establish our home base.

It is true that everyday is a new day to create happiness. But some days are more of a challenge than others.

Here's wishing you ideal conditions for creating happiness in your lives.


  1. Glad to hear things are moving along. Vancouver is beautiful at this time of year.

  2. So sorry for all your problems in the beginning. Looks like you may have found yourself a home base for a while.

  3. sorry to hear about the Oxbow Rv Resort? to love places like that!!..soon you will be in our 'neck of the woods'..although Penticton is only a five hour drive away!!

    1. Want to try and meet for dinner or something when we are down in that area? We will be visiting in Maple Ridge and looking for an RV park in that area to stay for a couple nights as we visit with son Jeremy.

  4. Ahhhh, now you can coast for a while.

  5. Hi Levonne. Glad to catch up with you here on your new blog. I wish you the best in the new adventure for the 3 of you.

  6. Glad to hear you are still with us. I was afraid you'd gotten carried off by Bigfoot in those wilds of Canada! ;c)

  7. Gosh, I'm sorry to hear about your travel troubles! But just as happy to learn that you have a new blog for me to follow. Guess i"m just slower than most to catch on. :)

  8. OK so you are really in Canada now if you have found Tim's


  9. Wow! That's a lot of setbacks, and it probably felt like it, too. I'm glad to hear the sun rose again.


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