This year, we decided to attend the annual Escape Trailer Owners Appreciation Rally which is held about Memorial Day in NK'MIP (that's ink-a-meep) campground in Osoyoos, BC, which is a great place to visit. I failed to take many photos here, but I have included what I took. There were about 150 trailers at the rally. We saw some of Osoyoos as well as enjoying meeting many other Escape Trailer owners. We met several from the Bay Area, which was fun. We were assigned site 77, which was right on the waterfront. The photo is the view out of our back window of the trailer. The first night, there was quite a thunderstorm that passed over us. I miss the feel and sounds of a thunderstorm which are so rare in California. We saw a double rainbow after the storm passed.
It took 3 days to get to Osoyoos, so we stopped in Chiloquin, OR and Yakima, WA on our way there.
Osoyoos, BC, is on the shores of Osoyoos Lake, which is on the Okanagan River, which is in the middle of the northern tip of the Sonora Desert. On the shores of the river/ lake, things are lush, and the wine grapes grow well, with 60 wineries right around there. Go a mile or so from the river, and it's desert. When you drive east out of the river valley, there is a view point where you can see over the river valley to the North Cascades.
Retirement is great. We bought a travel trailer and are exploring National Parks. (Actually, we bought one and sold it and bought a second one better suited to us. It happens...) And I have time to do some woodworking projects and things around the house. And now I have gotten interested in ham radio so there goes any free time.