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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our Journey. Don retired October 2011 so hopefully the travelling part will increase! When we are not vacationing check in for updates about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Catch Up

Hope you believe in better late than never? We had our usual lack of wi fi during our stay in Salmon Arm, so I hope to fill you in on our activities as much as possible.
As I had mentioned previously we stayed at Pierre's Point Campground in Salmon Arm. It was a beautiful place, with lots of sand beach and opportunity to play and visit.
We had a full service sight one row from the beach, but there were no units in front of us, so the magnificent view was ours. This campground was quite empty, and the only downfall was the busy train tracks behind us. The trains were exciting for Blake as he loves choo choos, but unfortunately by the end of our 4 night stay the trains were scaring him a bit.
We arrived here on Tuesday, and were surprised by a visit from Sharon, Lisa and Mia Campbell. They were on their way to a wedding in Enderby. Thanks for stopping by!
We took a drive around Salmon Arm and then relaxed at the campground.
Tracy and Cal have a nice travel trailer, and it as easy to put the kids to bed and have our place to play Yahtzee in later.
Wednesday was a rainy day. Tracy and Cal headed into Salmon Arm to the indoor gym, and Don and I went to Kamloops for a Costco stop.
Thursday we did some laundry and just hung out. The day ended with an ice cream trip and - Yahtzee!
Friday Don and I went to visit some old friends, Keith and Marcie Will, in Falkland. They live in an amazing home on the mountain hill. Keith spends his time renovating and building windows. His craftsmanship is outstanding.
Saturday we had to leave :( so we headed for Banff. Don has been trying to connect with a high school friend, Ivan, who is a Park Ranger in Lake Louise. He was in Banff for the 100th Anniversary of Park Rangers, so we stayed at Tunnel Mountain, and managed a long coffee visit on Sunday morning. Ivan and I had not met (other than Facebook) and the last time Don saw him was 1976! A great visit and hopefully one that we will have again, not waiting so long this time...
Tracy and I took Em out to Banff for some girl time on Saturday and hit some stores before picking up supper and going home to our trailers. Of course I scored some stuff! Blake hung out with the guys and practiced hooking his trucks up to our trailers. So cute!
It was almost sad to see Tracy and Cal leave on Sunday morning. Although we live close and see each other lots, it was still great to spend some holiday time with them as well. They were headed to visit friends around Calgary, and sadly Don and I went back to work today.
Although it was only a week, it was a great holiday!
I think we all agreed we want to go back to the area next year.
Take care everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome get away for fall. We all should take time out sometime in the fall!
    Sharon

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