22.09.2010 - 26.09.2010 70 °F
We are in Kelowna, British Columbia for 3 days. We found a lovely RV park nestled on the mountain in an orchard.
We actually picked some apples yesterday and made frozen apple pie filling (can't take any fresh fruit across the U.S. border). Kelowna is in the middle of Okanagan valley, situated along the Okanagan Lake. It reminds me a lot of a cross between McCall, Idaho and Napa Valley! I know, an interesting combination, but you have to be here to appreciate it.
Today we went to an artisan Goat cheese farm. We tasted all the varieties of goat cheese and had a yummy cup of goat milk gelato. Everything was quite tasty.
We spent 2 nights at the Wells Gray Provincial Park, about and hour north of Kelowna. It is 1.4 million acres of lakes, rivers, waterfalls. It is known as the waterfall park in Canada. We drove to 3 of the falls in the park. Here is a picture of Helmcken Falls, which is the best known waterfall in the park.
We have cable here in the RV park, so yesterday we were able to watch the BSU/Oregon State game on CBS. When they showed the aerial view of Boise and the BSU stadium, I must admit, I was homesick!!! It was really good to see that blue football field! That is hard for a Vandal fan to state!
We will be leaving the area on Tuesday and spend a night with friends we met in Alaska. Then we will be on our way home. This will be my last entry because we won't have WiFi again till we get home. It has been an amazing experience serving as camphosts in Alaska. We met some wonderful people we will never forget and always consider friends.
I will always have a special place in my heart for Alaska. Alaska is a place that gets in your soul. The high peaked, glacier covered mountains are so majestic that I can't take my eyes away from them. The rivers come in every size and colors from gray to turquoise blue. There are so many lakes, you can't even begin to remember them all. They can be huge and fed from the glaciers; or small like Johnson Lake, covered with blooming water lilies. It is simply a treat to see wildlife wherever you may be. I never get enough of watching the Brown Bears! And, of course, the 'world class' fishing. Maybe fishing wasn't the best this year but it still beats any fishing I've ever experienced in Idaho.
So, will I come back? I hope so some day. But I will come back often in my memories, recalling the sights, sounds and soul of Alaska.