Thursday, July 16, 2009

I remember this.

I'm sitting in the Turtle, parked at the RV park behind the Christina Lake Motel in Christina Lake, B.C. We left Burnaby this morning at about 7:30 and finally settled in here at around 4:00 this afternoon. Along the way, we stopped briefly in Hope, where I took photos of the river to show you. I didn't even try to get any photos of Mt.Baker as we drove along, because it looked for all the world like a huge white cloud. I kept having to remind myself that it was a mountain. It looks a lot bigger from over here on the mainland, and the snow appears to go all the way to the bottom - though that can't be right. It's July.

I took some more shots from way up the mountain above Osoyoos, where it is high desert and very, very hot. We stopped at a fruit stand in Similkameen and bought Rainier cherries, blueberries and raspberries, all of which we have been sampling (and sampling and sampling).

When we got to Christina Lake, we decided to stop for the night. There are several RV parks right down next to the lake. They have shade trees. They are all full. We pulled into one right behind the rig that got the last spot. The upshot of that was that we had to come back to the top of the hill overlooking the town and take a place at the RV park that doesn't have any shade, and isn't next to the lake. However, it does have electricity and water - and a swimming pool, of which we have availed ourselves.

I got the bright idea of going out to take some photos here, for Friday Photo Shootout. That was a couple of hours ago. I took a walk around the motel and photographed some of their odd little decorative objects, uploaded them to my computer, started writing a post, tried to add the first photo - and it's still loading. I did give up at one point and play cards for a while, but then I came back and started it uploading again. It's been making swirly motions around that caution sign with the exclamation point in it for about half an hour now. There was a period when we couldn't get any connection at all, but that problem seems to have eased up, so at least I can post an update, I hope. I am able to vote for Rebecca again, over at Tweeterwall, so I trust that this post will find its way through the vastness of cyberspace. (Oops. The photo finally gave up its effort to load.)

Anyway, that's why the photos I took at Hope and Osoyoos aren't here - they'll turn up another day - and that's what I meant by "I remember this." Why is it that the wi-fi at RV parks is so hopeless?

Never mind. Tomorrow: Butte, Montana, I think.


Anonymous said...

Sandra, I am SO familiar with the areas you have described that I had my own little photo show going on in my head as I read!

I went sky diving in Abbotsford, and Mt Baker even looks huge from several thousand feet up! I am in awe of it! And I love Christina lake and Osoyoos. Can't wait to see the actual pictures.

Travel safe.

John Hayes said...

Blueberries or huckleberries? Happy trails!

Debbie said...

Most of the photos of my life are only in my head. I like it like that. I have great photoshop skills in there:)

Sandra Leigh said...

Audrey, I'll post the Osoyoos photos in the next couple of days, I hope. I'm in Missoula now, and I'm managing to post more easily, but the system is still very slow (and I'm paying $4 a day for it)!

Blueberries, John - unless, of course, what I've been calling blueberries all my life are actually huckleberries. I wouldn't be at all surprised.

Debbie, I have a lot of those photos, too. I went about 15 or 20 years without owning a camera.

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