April 21, 2007

We moved down to our lot yesterday while they leveled out the front area where we were parked. We didn't stay (because there's no power yet), but we got the 'feel' for a few hours.

April 20, 2007

Here is a great shot Michel took of our creek.... This is a picture of Boundary Creek as it runs through Greenwood. The RV Park is on the right side, you can see the fence in the background.

We're enjoying it here. We were wondering if we'd find enough to do to keep busy, but the weeks keep flying by, so I guess the answer to that question is YES!! We've met a few people, two in particular Steve and Doreen, who've bought two lots next to us. They also are camped out in the park, so we socialize with them quite regularly. They are the same age as we are and we seem to enjoy a lot of the same things.

The lots in the park seem to be selling quickly, people are buying them two at a time!!

As for the park itself, it's coming along quickly. The biggest hold-up is Fortis (power company) - doesn't that figure??? The crews were here all last week, leveling the road and packing it. All the pipes are in place. We're getting anxious to move onto our lot.

April 9, 2007

Today is our first day here in Greenwood. We purchased 2 lots right on Boundary Creek (see photo) in Fort Greenwood RV Park. You can see that it's a new place - there's nothing done yet!! But it's coming right along. We should be on our own lots in the next few weeks. In the mean time we're situated at the front of the park. We can meet and greet the people as they come in asking questions.

You can check out the website for the park if you want www.fortgreenwood.com. Or check out the website for the City of Greenwood at www.greenwoodcity.com

Greenwood is quite a historic city. Firstly, it's the smallest city in Canada, with only 621 residentsts. But it's growing!! There is a group here called the 'Spirit of Greenwood' which was formed to try to attract more businesses. There are all kinds of beautiful heritage houses here - the City Hall and the Post Office are two of the nicest. The businesses on the Main Street are all located in heritage buildings. And the people are great, we've met quite a few already. We think we'll enjoy it here - for the summer!!!

March 27, 2007

Crossed the border into Canada - just to let you all know that we arrived safe and sound in Grand Forks on the 25th. Actually we got back in Kelowna on March 27th. It was a joyful reunion with family. We're parked on the West Side at the Lighthouse RV Park for the time being. Michel isn't back to work yet, they said maybe around the 15th.

March 23, 2007

Decided to leave Las Vegas today and spend a night in the Valley of Fire. It’s only about 50 miles or so from Vegas so it didn’t take very long to get there.

The Valley of Fire, Nevada’s 1st State Park, derives it’s name from red sandstone formations, formed from shifting sand dunes during the age of the dinosaurs (150 million years ago). We found a beautiful campsite for the night and just nestled right in.

We spent the afternoon checking out the different rock formations. Oh - did I mention the temperature was around 80 degrees F - it was beautifully hot ’tracking’ around in the desert.
Anyway here are the beehives, unusual sandstone formations weathered by the wind and water.

Mouse’s Tank is a natural basin in the rock where water collects after a rainfall, sometimes remaining for months. This place was named for a renegade Indian who used the area as a hideout in the 1890’s

This was a beautiful sight, called White Domes. The sandstone formations had the most brilliant contrasting colors. Pictures just don’t do it justice. We walked through the canyon on such soft powder, sometimes orange, sometimes, pink, sometimes yellow…. Amazing!! Point of interest - White Domes was the stage setting for the filming of Star Trek.

Another beautiful sight - Rainbow Vista - a favorite photo point with a panoramic view of multi-colored sandstone.

March 21, 2007

Viva Las Vegas!!
Met up with friends Rich and Tina, whom we met in San Felipe and hung out with them for a couple of days. We dry-camped at the Rio again, along with a number of other RVers. We didn’t see any shows this year, but Tina won a pair of tickets to see the Platters, The Coasters and The Drifters who were performing at the Sahara. We went up to the top of the Eifel Tower and what a view of Las Vegas from up there.