We were happy to arrive back in Kelowna to gorgeous sunny weather after a 10,000 km road trip. We had planned to visit our storage lockers and collect what we needed to head to Arizona for the winter - what an exercise in futility! We could not find most of the items we wanted so had to either go without or replace them. It was just too big a task to haul out everything in the lockers! As our trailer has a typical rv oven, we cooked our 17 lb turkey outside in ...
Pat and Linda - Gone Travellin'
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As tough as it was to leave the warming waters of Fairmont Hot Springs, we hit the road once again. We were now on the 'home stretch', heading for Kelowna where we had decided to make our base. As always, the scenery was breathtaking - including the 405 metre long Park Bridge in Kicking Horse Canyon near Golden BC. In one of the rest stops, we encountered a fellow on a bicycle who was crossing Canada with a German shepherd dog in a trailer trying to raise fund...
Leaving Fort Steele, we headed for Fairmont Hot Springs where the natural hot springs have been channeled into the swimming pools at the resort. We stayed in the RV section and enjoyed a nice warm soak while appreciating the fabulous surrounding mountains. Heading out again, we continued on to Kelowna to stay a while and enjoy Thanksgiving.
We said goodbye to Alberta and moved into the Rockies. Fort Steele is a heritage town in the East Kootenay region, located north of the Crowsnest Highway along Highways 93 and 95, 10 miles northeast of Cranbrook. Arriving at Fort Steele, we decided to spend the night and explore the historic site. Many of the buildings are original, some allowed to collapse and let nature take its course. Others have been carefully restored to allow visitors a peek at life bac...
Moving towards the Rockies, we detoured to visit the Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump Interpretive Centre. The attractive buildings are designed to blend in with the foothills that surround them. The displays are extremely well done and informative about the way the buffalo were driven off the cliffs to sustain the native tribes with their hides and meat.