Remember my last post when I said that we’re going unconnected all week and not to expect any updates until next week? Well…I lied. Yesterday we arrived at our RV park here in British Columbia to discover that we have wifi! We’re only here until tomorrow and then we will be unconnected for the rest of the week — for real this time. So I guess that means a blog post is practically a requirement. You’re welcome.
Sunday morning we all packed up and were ready to go by the impressive hour of 10:00 on the dot. There’s something to be said about caravanning with seasoned travelers.
It was a short drive to the Canadian border and we sailed through the crossing with no issues at all. Growing up near the Canadian border I have crossed over many, many times and never had any troubles. This time there was a little worry though since we were towing our house, along with everything we own. Apparently there are some restrictions on things such as dog food, alcohol, and certain kinds of produce when crossing into Canada. On a weekend or overnight trip this was never a concern, but this time we were entering with a week worth of food and a month supply of dog food. It all turned out fine though and after the standard questions regarding where are from and where we are going we made it to Canadian soil! Unfortunately, two of our group of eight were not so lucky and got detained and searched — boo.
Our first destination was the city of Kelowna in the middle of Canadian wine country. From the border it was a vey pretty drive of roughly two hours past multitudes of fruit and veggies stands along with several different lakes.
For the first two nights our home is the West Bay Beach RV Resort right on the shores of Okanagan Lake. It’s a smallish RV park with lots of trailers packed in tight together. The park has it’s own private beach with a row of RV sites overlooking the water. We’re not on the water, but if you look between our trailers you can catch a glimpse of it not far away. We made a group reservation here, and are all arranged in a nice rectangular area with an open space in the middle for us to gather. Despite the crowded nature, this park is perfect for our needs and gives us some time with full hook ups, not to mention nice green grass and some beautiful mature shade trees.
Last night we all made our own dinners and gathered at the picnic tables for a meal accompanied by the required amount of cocktails.
Today half of us (the half without kids) are going wine tasting and then gathering back here to celebrate Brain’s birthday with cake and probably more wine and cocktails. I could get used to this caravanning life.