We spent last night back at the Superstore in Vernon, pretty decent spot. Sani dump and water in parking lot also. I got an email from readers and fellow bloggers Kelley & Mike of 2 Hearts & 2 Wheels who were also staying at the Superstore. So we have stayed at this particular spot twice and met 2 sets of readers, I'd say that is coup! :)
Brad wasn't feeling up to visiting last night so I went over to meet them, check out their converted trailer and have a chat. Had a nice visit for about an hour, their trailer is great, they have it set up nicely although they are finding some issues they tell me (and also wrote on their latest blog), so are looking to upgrade to something a little bigger. Thanks for the email and for the visit you two, it was great meeting you.
This morning I was up at 6am, don't know why... so we managed to get going at a reasonable hour and went over to pick up 'Bob' for breakfast, we had a nice visit over some decent grub at the Denny's down the road from the Superstore and we took him back home before leaving Vernon.
Stopping at the Canadian Tire we got some more batteries (Yay!) and the accessories to connect them (not done yet, so don't even go there), then hit the highway for Osoyoos. Brad remembered the tire chains and with an OMG, we stopped at the Canadian Tire in Kelowna and dealt with a very nice man at the tire counter whose name I have forgotten. He didn't have the size we needed (as you probably guessed) so gave us the number of a shop that likely would have and be open on a Sunday. I called them and they didn't but they did know which Lordco did for $170... behind us, naturally. Backtracking about 15km, I went in and dealt with a lovely woman who gave us a deal at $140 (to us it was a deal since we were expecting $170, so don't burst my bubble).
Now stocked with batteries and the required tire chains we finally ventured further south to Osoyoos where we went to dinner at the Smitty's (haven't eaten there since the 80's). Pretty good but the roast was quite salty. Then we checked with the Husky to inquire if we could stay overnight and here we are, once again talking to you.
We have been searching for boondocking - nothing. And only 2 campgrounds which are open this time of year. One of which has 'rules' up the ying-yang. We will be driving to both tomorrow to see what they are about and will then make a decision from there. Quite unsure about booking for a month since we are unfamiliar with this area, everyone says it doesn't snow and yet there are a lot of pictures on Google Earth which argue that point. We don't want to book in for a month and then hear there is a major snowstorm coming and get stuck.
Remember, we are newbies at this. Please be patient with our ignorance... besides I'm cute. :)
PS Now I have to tell him the campgrounds are not likely to allow him to sort out the batteries on the site... wish me luck!!!