Mar 27, 2020

Poco a poco

Wednesday morning we left the Ontario, Oregon rest area about 7:50AM.

Signs of snow here and there.  Eventually we encountered wet snow and icy slush on the road.

In an instant we were in fog.

Then snow.

Christmas card perfect.

It finally cleared up on the Pendleton Pass, thank goodness. Looks like this emergency ramp has gotten some use of late.

We got to the Omak Walmart just after 5PM and there were only two RV’s there.  We still had some energy in us so we pushed on to get into Canada, a long 490 mile day.  As you know from my last post we spent the night in Oliver at the Canadian Tire lot.  We slept very very well, partly because it was quiet and mostly because we were extremely tired. Our border crossing into Canada was easy.  We were asked where we had been, how long away, did we have tobacco or fire arms and what did I have in the fridge re fresh produce and fruit. I told him what I thought I had in the fridge and offered to go and check to be exact. He said not to bother. He never did ask how much alcohol we had. I did offer that we had two weeks worth of food on board. He asked how much money we were bringing back with us, was it over $10,000.00.  I said ” I wish” and he laughed. Of course we were told that we had to self isolate for 14 days and I told him that is why we had all the food on board.

This is along Okanagan Lake in Canada on Thursday morning. It was freezing when we woke up in Oliver but hey we were in Canada in March, what do you expect. So very beautiful.  It was only a hundred mile or a bit less drive to our home here in Holiday Park.

Little by little we are getting there.  The food was the most difficult to put away as we had so much.  Usually I leave a large bin of canned goods in Mexico but this time I brought it all back plus of course we purchased canned veggies which we don’t usually  eat and then a  few other things in case this turned out to be a very long isolation period.  Of course I had to read each label and put the most recent to be expired in the front, etc.  Still lots to do but we are at the point that we can just bring it in and put it away later.  Except for our hanging clothes which we will do tomorrow.   Colin will then clean the inside of the RV while I continue to put things away.  When I can that is.  Today I have had to stop and rest and ice my knee a few times.

We saw several signs like this.

At the moment I have 539 messages in my inbox.  So if I don’t get back to you for a while you know why.  While icing today, I took a break from reading Covid updates and read others blogs.  Much to my dismay once again I can no longer make comments.  What the heck is going on?


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4 Responses to “Poco a poco”

  1. SandyM says:

    Wonderful you are safely home. As to putting all the “stuff”away it will wait on you for sure. Hope your knee continues to do well.

    Your Christmas card photo of the red barn is very nice – worthy of being made into cards.

    Enjoy your time at home and planting your garden at the proper time.

  2. Better to have more food than less. Yes, you will have plenty of time to get stuff organized and put away, take it easy. No rush on taxes this year either which alleviates some of the pain when you usually get home from Mexico. Everyone has gardening on their minds this year, a small positive thing we can each do. I was so happy to see my strawberries are shooting off new growth like mad, will transplant some to Mom’s flower beds so she has a few as well.

  3. Brenda Lee Carrier says:

    Welcome Home, so glad you made it without any hassles. March has not been kind, cold and very windy on the island. Now just rest and relax.

  4. Deb says:

    I enjoyed the photos a great deal. Very beautiful views.
    Glad you folks are back in Canada, safe and healthy.
    Hopefully the knee calms down soon and things settle down for everyone!!

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