Classic Car Results

I had two people provide me with info on the classic cars so I thought I would pass it along.

Carl says this is a 1933 Ford 5 window coupe and Ken says it is a 1931 Dodge.

Carl says this is an Oldsmobile but he did add a ? to that answer and Ken says it is a 1975 or 1976 Oldsmobile. So Carl I think you can take the question mark out of your answer ☺

Carl says this is a 1953 Chev Belaire and Ken says it is a 1953 Chevrolet so they both agree on this one!

Carl say this is a late 1920’s or perhaps a 1924; Ken says it is a 1928 or 1928 Model A.

Carl says this is a 1946 Dodge; Ken says it is a 1941 Pontiac, perhaps a Strato Chief.

Carl says this is a 1955 Ford Fairlane; Ken says it is a 1955 or 1956 Ford but something about this car throws him off. He says it looks sort of like a Crown Vic convertible but he is not sure they made a convertible.

Once again they are both in agreement about the make, a GMC truck, but Carl thinks it is a 1958 and Ken is positive it is a 1957.

Does anyone want to weigh in as to who the winner is? I’m on the hook for drinks for each of them but I’m just happy they commented because I had no idea of any of the makes … they are just pretty cars to me 🙂

Until next time …

Classic Car Parade

Around dinnertime today we were treated to a Classic Car Parade. Seven cars came into the park and drove around all three loops then down to the day use area for a picnic. I have no idea what make or year these cars are so if you know please feel free to comment; I would be interested to know the details.

      

They were greeted by lot’s of people clapping but unfortunately several of them thought they should beep their classic horns and that noise set off a lot of dogs! I felt sorry for one of the campers who had just got their newborn baby to sleep and then the cars went by beeping their horns and woke her up … now he is out pacing around the grassy area trying to get her back to sleep 😦

Until next time …

Flood Repair

Well the waters in Okanagan Lake are receding and last week the five sites that had been closed due to flooding where reopened. Since these are prime sites a lot of people with reservations where very happy to have the sites reopened. There was a lot of work by park staff that went into preparing the sites for campers.

The picture below was taken on May 6th when the ground water started to rise around sites 105 and 106 but campers could still use the site.

On May 29th good friends of ours arrived to spend three nights in site 107, they were so pleased when they had been able to reserve that site as it is right on the lake and has a private beach. Little did they know that the lake would rise and the beach would be gone, but they did still have a little break in the foliage where they could fit two chairs at the waters edge. Over the three days they were there the lake continued to rise at the back of their site and the ground water began to rise at the front of their site. The day they left the site was closed due to high water levels.

Waving goodbye and just getting out before water took over their site!

The campers in site 105-106 also left that day and then those sites where closed.

Over the next few days the water continued to rise and soon the sites where completely covered in water and only the ducks where enjoying the views.

   

Finally, on July 4th, the water had receded enough that work could begin to repair the sites. Equipment was required to move the excess dirt around and re-level the sites, as well as move all the logs and debris that had floated in … and of course hubby had to get in and help, he just can’t help himself 🙂

 

And then the stone slinger arrived and that was pretty cool to watch!

 

After a lot of work the sites where ready to re-open, and none to soon as people immediately moved into them!

Site 107, where our friends had been when the flooding started, looking much better!

And the double 105-106 almost done. I wasn’t able to get a picture after park staff had cleaned the tables and put the fire rings back in but trust me they did a great job!

Of course now none of the campsites need their fire rings because we have a province wide campfire ban which is necessary as fire fighters battle the many forest fires across the province. My prayers are with all of my friends in the 100 Mile House area, where I used to live, who are now evacuated. From flood to fire there is never a dull moment in British Columbia!

Until next time …

Canada Day … The Aftermath!

Hubby and I had a busy day yesterday! We helped out with the Bear Creek Canada Day Parade, which started with us walking around to all of the 122 sites and letting them know about the parade. That effort resulted in such a great turnout that we had to run out midway in the decorating party to get more supplies. Once all the bikes, skateboards, scooters, kids, strollers, etc. were decorated the parade started and I’m sure we had around a hundred kids plus many parents walking the parade.

Once the parade was over I helped hubby prepare the amphitheater for the first ever movie night, thanks to a camper who wanted to show The Goonies for his kids.

When our children were growing up, and we came out to the campsite during the summer, they loved attending the Jerry Ranger show that was held at the amphitheater. A local naturalist, Scott Alexander, would entertain children and adults with lessons on stars, plants, local animals, and other such topics. Once the children had attended a certain number of shows (I can’t remember how many they needed) they were inducted as Jerry Rangers. Unfortunately that program is no longer held in the park so the amphitheater is not used as much. Once hubby had the screen open we cleared off the cobwebs and he ensured the power was working and everything was ready for movie night.

Now hubby, being the data and sound guru that he is, has wanted to put on a movie night here since we first arrived. For the last four years hubby has been talking about buying a projector so that we can have movie night in the desert but I have to admit I haven’t been overly supportive, and even when he mentioned that he could use it for movie night at the park I wasn’t running to the store. But I think I have to admit I may have been wrong! Last nights show was such a success, and so much fun, that I could see sitting under the stars in the desert enjoying a movie.

Just before the movie started.

Near the end, there were a lot more people but many younger children had headed home to bed by the time I took this picture.

When the movie was over everyone stood up and clapped … I think hubby was right this should be a weekly event!

Tonight we are having friends over for dinner so I better get busy and start prepping the meal!

Until next time …

Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

I hope all my Canadian readers are enjoying Canada Day and are sporting their red and white 🙂  This is the first year I can remember where I am not wearing red and white but that is only because both hubby and I are wearing our Camp Hosts shirts and walking around the park chatting with folks. But even though we are not wearing red and white our site is looking patriotic.

 

In fact many sites in the park are decorated for Canada Day and campers are enjoying a sunny, warm day with temperatures around 32C, 90F.  The lake has dropped enough that there is now some beach and it is great to see it full of children swimming and playing in the sand.

This was the most decorated site in the park!

This afternoon our site was full of children decorating their bikes, skateboards, scooters, etc. for the Canada Day Parade around the park.

  

I will leave you with a little bit of history that I found interesting.

Ariana Cuvin, a second year Global Business and Digital Arts student at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, created the Canada 150 logo. Ariana was chosen from a field of over 300 eligible entries submitted by Canadian students in a national design contest held in 2015.

The logo is composed of a series of diamonds arranged in the shape of the maple leaf. The four diamonds at the base represent the four original provinces that formed Confederation in 1867: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The additional diamonds, that extend out from the base to create nine more points, represent the 10 provinces and 3 territories that make up Canada.

HAPPY CANADA DAY EVERYONE!

 Until next time …Until next time …

Flood to Fire

You have no doubt read in previous blogs about the flooding we are experiencing in the Okanagan Valley but yesterday we branched into forest fire season with no break! We were running errands in Kelowna when a friend sent me a text about a fire on the west side of the lake that looked like it was close to the campground. We quickly finished our running around and headed back to make sure Maxx was safe. There was a forest fire in the hills near the campground but fortunately local fire departments and the forestry department were on it quickly! While we worked away in the service yard doing some painting, the water bombers flew overhead and dump loads of water on the fire and soon had it under control. Another friend of our works for BC Ambulance and was posted at the marshaling ground so we were getting current updates on things were progressing … it is great to have friends who are looking out for us 🙂

The water level in the lake is slowly dropping and hopefully the worst of the flooding is over. Despite the lake taking over the beaches the campsite is still very pretty with lots of great views.

The Bridal Veil is in full bloom.

The ducks are still enjoying the lake!

I managed to get a few more pictures of pink flowers, for our new granddaughter’s room, by visiting a local nursery.

Actually this picture came from our daughters house … the rest are from a walk through The Greenery in Kelowna.

     I’m really glad our daughter-in-law asked me to do this because I had a chance to learn a new feature on my camera … I’m pretty sure there will be more of these types of pictures in your future if you keep reading my blog 🙂

Until next time …

Fun With My Camera

We are expecting our seventh grandchild around the end of July and our daughter-in-law asked me for some pictures for the baby’s room. They know they are expecting a girl so the room has been painted pink and grey. She wants to put up three pictures of pink flowers with a black and white background.

Challenge accepted 🙂  So with camera in hand I have been walking around the park taking pictures of the wild roses and I’m please with the results.

    

I am not done yet, I will take my camera with me this week and try and find more pink flowers to photograph.

I also thought this was a cool picture of a spider web.

Until next time …