Sept 27 Leaving

Leaving Vancouver by #1

Leaving Vancouver by #1

I woke up early today to a crisp almost fall day with bright sunshine.  Rika had packed me a lunch that would probably last a week and both she and Marce were up to see me off. Vincent was in fine form prancing and ready to run. Me too although I had mixed feelings. Marce still has a long way to go in his treatments and I will be so far away…but his community is very supportive and things are looking good…besides, no matter how good it was, I think it was time for this company to move on. My grandmother used to say that company and fish should never stay around more than three days or it begins to smell… I washed…really…. but I am sure the two of them will be happy to have some time to themselves as they adjust to the way life looks now. I will be back in January.

I drove across the new golden ears bridge today. I have to say, it is much more spectacular to walk across it.  You can’t see the river when you drive over and it is done so fast that when I get the toll bill in the mail, I won’t even remember the pleasure.

Osoyoos

Osoyoos

Highway #3 is a beautiful highway that runs along the southern extreme of BC. It winds through quaint towns, high mountain passes, and deserts passing winerys, fruit stands, tumbleweeds, little ranches and great stretches of lonesome road. I loved it. I will travel that road again and hopefully stay in some of the little places along the way.

My Udder Store...great ice cream for Vincent

My Udder Store...great ice cream for Vincent

My plan had been to stop at a campground near Castlegar but it turned out that road was 25 km off of the main road. That meant  a longer drive tomorrow so I decided to give it a miss and I pushed on. Of course once I passed that campground I couldn’t find another. I ended up in Creston in a cool little cabin motel instead. The room is tiny but it is cute and has a bath tub. I will be soaking my aching shoulders in a few minutes.

View from the cabin window at dusk

View from the cabin window at dusk

Moon outside my window (FYI Rick...very different moon than last night)

Moon outside my window (FYI Rick...very different moon than last night)

The longer drive today means a shorter drive tomorrow. I am heading to Black Diamond to meet Catherine who introduced herself to me though my blog. I am really looking forward to meeting her.

I’m off to sleep. Keep well

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