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A Cool Trip – Part 1


We left Vancouver Island on our way to eastern Montana. Having waited out the unexpected September 30th blizzard, we hoped to find that the worst was over after a few days of traveling.

In the southern interior of British Columbia is the Similkameen Valley, probably best known for being a wine growing region of the South Okanagan.

For us, it was a good place to stop for a quick coffee and sandwich while the dogs stretched their legs.

Then we continued on with our truck and trailer to the U.S. border into Washington and Coulee City.

The Coulee City Community Park provides RV parking and a lovely setting on the south end of Banks Lake, a reservoir created in 1942 after the completion of the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River.

Our stay at Coulee City was perfect, but the worst was yet to come. Stay tuned.

Author: wordsfromanneli

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30 thoughts on “A Cool Trip – Part 1

  1. The worst was yet to come? Looking forward to the rest of the story …
    The Similkameen isnโ€™t far from my home in the Okanagan. Lots of great reds there. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Hm, now I’m wondering what’s to come. But I’m glad that you seem to be back home safe and sound.

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  3. Off to a good start, but….

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  4. Those photos alone would make the trip worthwhile for me! Just beautiful surroundings….but what is yet to come? Oh the horror! Glad you’re all home safe, but maybe not as sound as you’d like to be? Ha ha ha.

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  5. All looks so peaceful and very pretty, but only so far…? But we all know that you made it safely back home. Looking forward to part II!

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  6. Life is Good ! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Beautiful scenery.
    Youโ€™ve peaked my interest.

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  8. No way. Is it time for your yearly Montana trip already? It can’t be. Do you usually go in the fall, or are you going at a different time now? Looking forward to reading more.

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  9. Being a native of Montana, I am eager to see where you travel to. Thanks for sharing your journey.

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  10. Beautiful photos, Anneli. I have been to the Columbia River, but not that area. The worst was yet to come? Oh, no!

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  11. Well, I didn’t quite read them in order, did I? But yes, a cool trip. I love the photos, even the dense fog. Our neck of the woods. ๐Ÿ™‚

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