Thursday, May 21, 2020


Time is marching along, here it is almost the end of May already.  One would think time would drag on a little slower with all this Covid-19 stuff interrupting our plans but that doesn’t seem to be the case.   I have used some of the time to start working on Mom’s diary again and have 2001 printed now.  With all this extra time on my hands, I’m finding it difficult to actually focus on a project.  I guess it’s because I think I should be doing something else.  Aileen has been getting her gardening fix by working in Karen’s gardens. 
I have done a couple little projects for our host, Karen and Aileen and I have been out geocaching several times.  We have been caching the high country where there aren’t many people out and about but the problem has been snow.  Up at 5,000 feet and higher, we keep running into shaded areas where the snow lies deep across the road blocking access with the car.  We have accessed the caches from both sides now and one road still has six caches in between the two blocked accesses and the other road has eight. 
The other day, Aileen and I took a road trip to Princeton making a circle trip out of it.  Every couple of weeks we have to take the motorhome for a drive a few miles north of town to access a dump station.  We ran into an issue with the usual one in town as it was plugged up last time we went to use it so not going back there.
We got our income taxes files and were pleasantly surprised that we didn't have to pay nearly as much as the past few years.  I got an email from the accountant with what we owed and then I was able to pay the taxes online through our bank.  Then, I paid the accountant with an e-transfer.  All from the comfort of the motorhome.  A few years ago, one couldn't have imagined.
We have quite the routine here with happy hour most days out on the deck weather permitting, access to the laundry facilities, power and water hookup and internet.  Are we spoiled?  With things starting to open up, we may head out a little further afield soon.

Utah Honeysuckle

The aftermath of drinking and then roaring around the mountain back roads!  Diesel 3/4 ton and he hit a tree breaking the right front wheel off them falling back into the creek.

Deep snow that blocked our access on the south end of Sunset Main

Old Ford along a back road out of Penticton

And a Fordson tractor with the old Ford

The sign says five bedrooms and three baths but I don't see where they are


Balsamroot on the hills west of Keremeos, BC

This rainbow, never making an arc, was visible for our whole walk last night.

The rest of these photos are from my iPhone.  This is Balsamroot

Dogwood in Karen's yard

A couple of Narcissis in Karen's garden

Ponderosa Pine

An Iris in Karen's garden

Lunch in the mountains while geocaching yesterday

Sunset Main blocked from the north

Fungi along Penticton Creek last night

1 comment:

  1. Great Pictures as always even if you feel like you're getting too comfortable in Penticton.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.