Jul 09, 2021

A successful first day on the road

We only got the RV back home about 5PM Tuesday so only had the rest of that day plus Wednesday to load.  The girls kept plopping themselves right at the entrance to the house so that we had to keep stepping over them.  They did not want to be left behind.

Finally on the road at 9:25AM Thursday. The girls fell asleep about 9:45AM.

Smokey sky as we neared the Kamloops area. We were supposed to head further north at this point but because of the fires headed east.

Lovely colours on the box cars on this train.

The girls move quite a bit as they sleep. I caught Carlie in mid stretch and yawn. Ciela was closest to me but somehow they switched.

Hard to see but Ciela has her hind feet pressing into Carlie.  They love to touch each other.

Total relaxation. The slept the entire way to Clearwater, 171 miles/275km in 3.5 hours. It was a smooth trip with no stops whatsoever. Carlie’s paws are so colourful.

They wanted out ASAP but had to sit while we did a quick set up and got plugged in and the A/C turned on. They were very patient and are barking so much less at other dogs and people passing by.

We are staying at the Dutch Lake Resort and RV Park. We got their last available site which is what you see here. No shade at all and in an open field. We would have backed in so that we were facing the camera between the orange marker not the right and the picnic table.

Instead I went back to the office and begged for this site. A huge site with both sun and lots of shade. The kind lady at the office moved three sets of people so that we could stay here for our three nights. I plan to gift her a bottle of wine as a thank you.

We have never been here before and this is a gem. Best of all it is only 3.5 hours door to door. It did take us 2.5 hours to set up mostly because of figuring things out for the girls. Once we had lunch we went for a walk. The temperature got up to 90F with 50% humidity. We got down to 56F with higher humidity overnight. Great sleeping weather.

I think the girls had four walks yesterday. This is the dog beach where they can go in if they choose to.  We will try it later today or tomorrow.

I can only assume that this RV from Washington state has been in Canada all through Covid. They do have a lovely view of the lake.

Our view from inside the RV. Nice to see some water but we do live on lake and do not feel deprived.

We did have to reposition about an inch so we could get the awning out.

This park has a lovely layout.

But is crowded in some areas.

We are very happy with our secluded site.

A mix of A frame and log cabins and a few old wooden park model sites. They even have a huge three bedroom cabin right on the lake.

At the end of the day the girls managed to curl up on their own.  We all had a one hour nap late afternoon and were in bed by 11PM. Very quiet park. So happy to be here.







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10 Responses to “A successful first day on the road”

  1. Denise Dropko says:

    Nice photos!
    Any tenting sites?

    • contessa says:

      Sadly no specific tenting sites. You might be able to book a proper RV site and tent in it @ 53.00 per night.

  2. Maxx Trails says:

    Nice that you were able to change sites, the second one is much nicer! Have a good time.

  3. Jim and Barb says:

    The girls looks pretty comfy and content in that last picture with their pillows and blankets!

    • contessa says:

      I think that the girls are really enjoying benign the RV, I hope so as when we drive to Mexico we do many long days.

  4. Kathryn Tycho says:

    We stayed at Dutch Lake a number of years ago but it was October so not very crowded. Enjoy your stay.

  5. Karen says:

    Enjoy your holiday ?

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