Sunday November 25...11:30pm
It did get cold last night! Didn't
go to -13, but when I got up at 3am to turn the furnace on, it was -10.4! That
is too cold to be in a motorhome! But now that we are in Hope, we are pretty
much done with sleeping overnight in the mountains.
around 7am and started driving right away to warm things up. There was no
traffic on the road, so we really took our time coming down the steep grades
coming down from the mountains into Hope. Stopped for a walk at the Hope
Slide...where a chunk of the mountain broke away during a small earthquake back
in 1965 and killed 4 people who were driving in their cars on the highway below.
Came into Hope and stopped at the visitor's centre but as we've found all across
Canada, it was closed on a Sunday. Went for a long walk around town. They have a
beautiful park right downtown and they have lots of different carvings that are
done with a chainsaw. Didn't have the camera with us, but will be sure and take
some pictures tomorrow when we go walking.
After lunch, we
looked up our globalfreeloader hosts. Cory and Elaine are about our age and have
lived in Hope pretty much their whole lives. Cory is an inspector at a weigh
scale (which is kind of funny given that I have been wanting to get Sherman
weighed!) and Elaine has been working at the Hope post office since she was 18!
They are a blast...we had a great afternoon and evening sharing travel stories.
They are also looking forward to doing some extended travelling in early 2009
when they have booked a year off from their jobs and are going to go backpacking
in South America and Asia. Their friend Anne came over for a little while as
well...she and her husband Chris are also RV'ers and Chris has been trying to
talk Anne into living in their motorhome. So we were explaining how we went
about it. We are looking forward to meeting Chris when he comes over with Anne
Hope is a really nice town of about 6,000
people. It's famous for being the location where the first "Rambo" movie was
filmed back in 1982. Quite a few of the townspeople were hired as extras in the
film, and in fact our host Cory was in several shots. We're going to have to
rent or buy the DVD now as it's been quite a few years since we've seen that
Total Nights Sleeping in the RV... 42...
November Fuel $ 559.84
November Grocery $
November Overnight Costs $ 247.38