Saturday, June 2, 2012

Made it into British Columbia, eh

All the blogs I have read talk about how easy it is to cross the border and that has been our experience the last six times we went to Canada, both by flying, ferry and in our rv. The Osoyoos border was a different experience. They asked us a number of questions and then had us pull over and go into the office where they asked us many more and did a search of our rv and car. Not sure what the deal was as we didn't have guns or drugs and only one bottle of wine and a few pieces of fruit. They seem to be pulling almost everyone including a couple with two kids and a few single women and a number of truckers. Guess we won't use this border crossing again. Their search was short and they didn't even open the slides or search the basement. They didn't even take the fruit. Anyway, we made it through and were on our way. It was getting late in the day and Friday and so we decided to try a campground right in Osoyoos, Nk'Mip Campground, which was a great find. We have a site right on the water. There are a number of permanent residents and many of them have nice decks built on their sites.

Back of our motorhome about 5 feet from the tree

View from our site

On Saturday we went into town to a Farmers Market. However, it is too early for the local produce and so there was mostly just crafts and homemade salsas and that type of thing.

       It is a nice little town  in wine country. With more than 120 wineries, the Thompson Okanagan is British Columbia's oldest, largest, and most popular wine-producing region.   We went to the Nk'Mip winery, which is part of the complex that includes the campground we are at as well a 9 hole golf course and resort and spa. We tasted a number of wines including a delicious ice wine which Canada is well known for, but we ended up buying a dry Riesling, which was also very good.

We headed back to our site to enjoy the afternoon, doing a little reading on our kindles. We could stay here longer but are heading up the road on Sunday. We want to get up to Dawson Creek, which is the kick off point for the drive to Alaska on the Alaska Highway, this week.

Hard day playing in the lake


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