It's been two years since we were in Canada. We left on April 16th, 2014. By May 29th we had visited the southwest and northwest U.S. rving with my sister in Nevada and my brother in Idado (we we met in Oregon).
By the time we hit the Canadian border I couldn't believe we had been on the road for over a month. We then headed to Vancouver Island to visit Norma and Croft and we had some of the best seafood. We met Brooks and Linda, had lots of conversations and happy hours were great.
Heading east we made our way through British Columbia and on this day we landed in Lytton. A small First Nation's town where people met us with open arms. We were headed to a free campsite up in the mountains we hit a sign that said, "no trespassing, First Nation's". Not wanting to get into trouble we headed back and stopped at the local gas station. We met a woman who told us to head on up and not worry. We have since become great Facebook friends.
This spot, Lake Botanie, was one of the many highlights of our trip. Truly isolated, we saw only three people in two days. Dirt road, no services not even an outhouse. The weather, the isolation, the quiet, it was really something for us. I do have to go back to our spot at the Grand Canyon where we stayed on forest service land, that was another great spot. I need to stop here, if I don't I might as well copy/paste the blog from the whole trip!
Last night after attending a folkloric dance festival, I set up the rv and we had happy hour there talking about our summer plans. The rv is in good shape. I want to do some caulking around the running lights and check the roof lines and vents. There are lots of things I would like to do but I'm not good in the being handy department and here in Mexico it's hard to find people who are in the know. A quick example:
I wanted to have the bearing checked and greased and a review of the trailer brakes. I made an appointment with our local mechanic and he made arrangements for me to leave the trailer early in the morning to avoid traffic. Tuesday is the best day because the local merchants shutter their shops so there is no traffic or trucks on our road. I hooked up the night before and pulled out at 5:30 in the morning so I could still make it to the gym. I went about my business and after school I drove by (it was 12:30). Nothing had been done and he told me he had too much work. What? Then he began with the questions. Is there a computer for the electric brakes? Where is it located?
Then I realized he didn't know what electric brakes were and having too much work was his excuse for not touching it. I decided to thank him and that I would make another appointment. I won't. I'll look for someone else, probably a trailer company in Allende who understands.