Apr 15, 2018

Our home coming was not quite was we expected

It rained during the night but we both slept well which is a good thing for a Walmart boondock.    Got up at 6AM and it was 48F, not too cold at all.

More beautiful scenery as we leave Washington State.  This is the Okanogan river which is high as were all the bodies of water we saw today.

Filled up with diesel just before the border @ 3.39 per gallon.   It was a bit of a squeeze to get into the fuel station but we managed.  The closer we got to Canada, the cloudier it got and of course it started to drizzle once we crossed the border.

Adios USA and hola Canada.

The border agent had a bit of an attitude and scolded Colin for using the air brake when we shut down the RV as requested.  Totally different questions than last year.  He had to see my face fully as he compared it to my passport.  We had to give the exact date we left Canada ( normal ) but also the dates we crossed into and out of Mexico.  Also had we flown back to Canada at any point.  How much were we declaring and did that include repairs to the vehicles?  He was okay with my three extra bottles of wine.

Barely any growth on anything in the vineyards nor the orchards.  Spring is definitely late.


We got to Holiday Park about 11AM, disconnected the car and I went ahead to park so that I could guide Colin to park as close as possible to the house.  We are too big for our driveway of course but we do live on a wide street.  So as long as  a fire truck can get past we are okay to park for three nights as we unload.  Once parked we checked out the yard and noted the amount of goose poop on our patio 👿 as well as the lack of buds on the trees.  The house seemed fine except for a light on in our bedroom 😯 I don’t think we left it on but you never know.  I hope it wasn’t the person checking our home.  So I started unloading the fridge ( always start with the food ) into baskets and Colin carried them into the house for me.  As I started to put things away he began to sort out the water softener.

Somehow the large first filter he was installing slipped out of his hands and fell onto our pipes, the ones that lead into the house.  He was lucky that as the water gushed up into his face and all over him that we was able to shut off the main switch.  We called every plumber in the book.

This was the only one who answered the phone.  None of the others have even returned our call.  So yeah for us as I did not want to be without water all night ( yes I could go out in the middle of the night to us the RV toilet but !!!! ).  So he came, fixed it all and charged us the emergency Sunday rate.  But we had water.

Colin worked with Luke as I continued to load and move and put things away.   I put 7400 steps in just doing the back and forth.

I took a moment to take this shot to show how low the snow is for this time of year.

So we worked for seven hours and got a lot done.  The forecast of rain kept us motivated.  The rain started about 4:30PM but I had tons of putting away to do inside.  We started driving 13 hours ago and now it is time to shut it down for the evening.  We are having a wonderful favorite dinner and lots of wine.  Happy to be home.



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22 Responses to “Our home coming was not quite was we expected”

  1. Don & Kathy says:

    Welcome Home, EH! One more great adventure over and another to start soon.

  2. George Yates says:

    Welcome back home again. soon you will be all unpacked and settled in.

    • contessa says:

      I hope so, sooner that later would be great. Any change you would be willing to caters our meals for a few days?

  3. Sandie Dixon says:

    Welcome home. Not the most welcoming home coming but now you can relax and start all those other projects you have to keep you occupied.

  4. Ann Carol says:

    glad you made it home, the wind has picked up in Nevada again – gusts to 55-60 all day.
    glad you found a plumber who would come out. take it easy – everything doesn’t have to be done at once. easy to say not easy to do.

  5. So glad you made it home safely – and found a plumber willing to answer the phone!

  6. Croft Randle says:

    Welcome home! And with a full gas tank for next winter!

  7. Peter says:

    Well, just one little mishap is not bad at all. Glad you made it home safe.

  8. Maxx Trails says:

    Welcome home! I was hoping you would bring the good weather with you 🙁

  9. Kathryn Tycho says:

    You made it and that’s all that counts! Thanks for the pictures along the way. We travel the same route and always enjoy your photos.

  10. Deb says:

    Welcome home! Some great pictures. Some border guards have to be jerks, it’s just their nature. They have to let you in anyway as you’re Canadians anyway.

    Enjoy dinner and the wine.

  11. Rod & Sylvia says:

    Welcome home. Our border crossing was among the quickest we’ve ever had. How many days, how much stuff coming back, how much booze. Have a nice day!

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