Thursday, July 21, 2022

Through the dry country and over the border

We said goodbye to Peachland and made our way through Penticton, Oliver, Okanagan Falls, Osoyoos and then towards the US Border.  We had a reservation  at Riley Creek Blueberry Farm through Harvest Hosts so it made more sense going from Peachland through to Idaho rather than backtracking through to Washington.

Driving through Oliver.  So many grapes and vineyards!

We assumed that all border crossings are open 24/7 but this is not true.  By the time we were close to our crossing, it was after 4 p.m. and I saw a sign indicating that the border crossing closes at 5:00 p.m.  Would we make it or would we have to pivot and find another overnight stay and try again in the morning?

Would you believe we arrived at the gate at 4:53?  Thankfully it was a quick passing and we were on our way to the blueberry farm.

Hello Idaho!

We joined Harvest Hosts/Boondockers.  Their members are able to camp for free on their various sites across North America.  Some require you to purchase their goods (produce, wine, etc.).  In our case, we chose Riley Creek Blueberry Farm.  We had to dump all of our produce before exiting Canada so we were happy to pick / buy some blueberries from our host, Stan and his wife.  We also bought two blueberry pies to take with us to our next stop to share with our hosts.  More about that in the next post.

Here are some photos I took at the Blueberry Farm.  It was just a short overnight stay (no power or sewer but we had water). It was a wonderful visit.

And of course the travelling quilt photos.

Tomorrow we head to our friends' cabin in Idaho.  We can hardly wait for this!  Heidi is a fellow APQS dealer and we've never met face to face but they invited us to boondock on their property.  They also have a travel trailer and have created an RV paid with a 30 amp service and sewer.  We filled our water tank with enough water to see us through.  We will be staying with them for two nights.

Stay tuned for the further adventures and thanks for following!


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