Polar bear at the Toronto Zoo, Canada.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ottawa, Canada.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Reuniting with Max in Germany on October 1st.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Burnaby Wal-Mart

Friday November 30th...9:30pm Ruth had her first driving lesson with Sherman this morning. The industrial area we were parked in the night before was perfect for a little practice session. The streets were empty. Anyhow, I think she'll do fine. The toughest thing about driving

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Mission, BC

Thursday November 29...9:30pm

After breakfast, we decided to put off the hot springs until after our hike. So we left Sherman parked where he was and walked down the road a bit to the start of the Campbell Lake Trail. We had read that this trail was pretty steep, and even the sign at the bottom said it was for

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Harrison Hot Springs

Wednesday November 28...9:30pm

Lazed around this morning for a bit just getting things sorted in Sherman to get on the road again. Walked to the post office to get a U.S. money order for Alex so that he can go play baseball in Tennessee next June and July. It's an elite wood bat league designed for college

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Othello Tunnels

Tuesday November 27...11:45pm

Ruth's birthday today! She's been wanting to get her hair done, so she found a spot here in Hope that would do it without an appointment...she just happened to show up at the right time.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Still in Hope...we like it here!

Monday November 26...11:30pm

Went for a hike up to the Hope Mountain Lookout. The guidebook said it was a 3 hour hike return trip, but we've learned that the guidebooks are not usually very accurate with hike times, and we can usually knock an hour or so off that. It did say it was a "steep" hike though,

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Hope, B.C.

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.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

E.C. Manning Provincial Park

Saturday November 24...8:30pm

Took a couple of hours this morning to putter around and get things ready to go on the road again. Emptied and cleaned the tanks one more time, did the vacuuming, checked the tire pressure, cleaned the windows, got the bikes back on the bike rack.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Nk'Mip RV Park (day 6)

Friday November 23...11:00pm

Another lazy day. It was cloudy and kind of chilly, we think it only went up to -2 or so today. Took Whiskey for a long walk along the road into town. People don't tie their dogs up around here, so we had several encouters with them coming running down their driveways. Turned out

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Nk'Mip RV Park (day 5)

Thursday November 22...11:00pm

Didn't do too much today. Kind of a lazy day, actually. Took the dash apart a bit and fixed a speaker wire that was bothering us, and a heater cable that wasn't working properly. Emptied the holding tanks and refilled the fresh water tank. We don't

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Nk'Mip RV Park (day 4)

Wednesday November 21...10:30pm

Temperature was -7 when we got up this morning. A little chilly! We thought this was supposed to be the desert? Turns out we're just getting an abnormal cold spell. In fact, the record cold for today was -10, so it wasn't that far off. C'mon global warming! Oh well...it was still nice and sunny, and hardly any wind, so we went for a bike ride.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Nk'Mip RV Park (day 3)

Tuesday November 20...10:30pm

Made it up to the Nk'Mip Desert Indian Culture Centre today. It was okay, but at $11 each, it was a little overpriced. Because we're staying at their RV Park, we got a 25% discount off that price. Saw their historical displays of the Osoyoos Indian Band, watched a 20 minute movie, and had a little walk on their trails. Not bad for something to do, I suppose.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Nk'Mip RV Park (day 2)

Monday November 19...9:30pm

The Nk'Mip RV Park is one of the 9 businesses in the area that are owned by the Osoyoos Indian Band. The chief of this band is a business savvy guy who claims that other native bands should be more proactive in managing their economic affairs.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Nk'Mip RV Park

Sunday November 18...11:00pm

Went for a swim this morning and planned on having a shower afterwards...until we found out the showers are $1 for 5 minutes and we didn`t bring money with us! So we went back to Sherman, and Ruth was going to use the shower tub to wash her

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Osoyoos

Saturday November 17...11:30pm

It was about a 10 minute drive from our overnight spot into the town of Oliver this morning. Found the tourist info building...and it was closed! Only open from Monday to Friday. Now when do you figure most people are travelling at this time of year?

Friday, November 16, 2007

Near Oliver, B.C.

Friday November 16...8:10pm

Peachland is billed as having a 7km long beach. After a quick breakfast, we went for a walk and I think by the time we finished we had pretty much done that 7 km's! But other than their beachfront road and the lake, there really wasn't that much to see or do there. So we figured we'd drive on to Summerland and look for some wine tours.