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.
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.