Thursday, October 15, 2009

We woke up to a mainly sunny sky this morning and the temperature was 6C (43F) – a nice improvement over what it has been.

We got ready and were on the road by about 9:30 and had a good drive to Harrison Hot Springs, arriving about 3 p.m. It was a 314 km trip of a lot of ups and downs with two summits to cross; not a real fun drive for John as the road is mostly two lanes although there are a lot of passing lanes. I know he was real happy when we arrived at Hope and picked up the Trans Canada highway and saw green grass and level ground!

A Pretty Lake

The Leaves Were Pretty

Love the Clouds on the Mountain

The low temperature going over the peaks was 6C but by the time we got to Harrison Hot Springs it was 16C (61F) – that’s much better.

A Cabbage Field

In Trailer Life listings there was a park in Harrison Hot Springs that sounded okay and was open until the end of the month but when we got there it was closed – great. There was another park next door so we went in there but today was their closing day and the lady said she could let us stay for one night but not 3 or 4 as they had excavators coming in to start work. While we were talking to her a fellow came along and asked her how much the trailer lots were selling for and she said $50,000 to $80,000, Holy Hannah!!! She told us about another park so we headed there, missed the turn, found another park and that is where we are! It is not a very great park but has full hook ups and wi-fi so we are here until Monday.

After getting set up I tried the wi-fi, no signal, so went back to the manager to ask her about it and she had it on her computer and had no clue why I couldn’t even find the signal. I was walking around her trailer and the office with my iPod touch and couldn’t find a thing. Anyways, the previous manager has a place across from us so I knocked on his door and told him my problem. Interestingly, the signal is hidden, but he told me how to find it and what the password is and we are now hooked on and the internet works great.

We took a drive around town and out by the marina, Harrison Lake looks like a very large lake and there sure are a lot of boats in the marinas (there appeared to be three different marinas). The rest of the town is not very large so it didn’t take long to drive around. There was a pub and liquor store right around the corner from the park so we went in as we wanted to get some beer; what - $13.40 for a 6 pack – I DON’T THINK SO!!!!!! The liquor, wine and beer prices were astronomical in there so we walked out empty handed. A single can of beer was $2.95, who would pay those prices?

I called Jim & Linda and as we are planning on going into Hope tomorrow we will walk over to see them on Saturday and then they are coming for dinner on Sunday.

John barbecued burgers for dinner and a quiet evening is ahead. And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to another nice day tomorrow.

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