Monday, July 13, 2009

Summer at work has been grinding along slowly, but we finally made it to July.
This means that it was time to pack up the 5th wheel (for a change), and head west to the Merritt Mountain Music Festival in Merritt, BC.

We headed out in the evening and did not want to drive all the way, so a suitable camp was located just north of Revelstoke, along the lake of the same name. There was some light rain during the night, but it was a very quiet spot, and sleeping-in in the morning was the order of the day.

In spite of picking the roadside camp spot in the dark, morning revealed that it was a nice flat spot, with a decent lake view.
The two slides in the rear of the trailer make it very spacious and luxurious indeed.Later in the day, we completed the trip to Merritt, topped up on some fresh water, and headed for the grounds where we had a reserved camp spot on the festival grounds - among the usual group of friends who congregate there each year. Thanks to Brenda for booking us sites backing onto the Coldwater river! The rarely-used 5th wheel certainly proved itself to provide the ultimate in space, comfort and convenience.

If you look closely by the leg of the camper (you may have to click on it for a larger view), you may see the subject of a recent post question! Yes, it is the highly technical and dangerous solar-powered light. Don't tell any one, but I moved and installed it in Merritt - all without qualified technicians, eye protection, or a safe work area!
During the main stage event, I found myself spotlighted by a laser advertising light for the Vancouver Province newspaper. That's my shadow, photo taken at night without a flash.
There I am again.
And, on the way out, a silhouette of myself and a certain young lady who does not want her image to appear on the blog. But I guess her shadow would be OK?

Sometimes it is quite interesting to see who visits your blog - and where they come from - and what they were searching for!

Here's a few interesting recent visitors:

West Linn, Oregon arrived from on "Roadtrip '09: April 2008" by searching for oregon cape lookout state park a strange house wired.

Lots of people have traveled the Oregon coast and taken a small coastal road near Tillamook. Obviously, many including me have noticed a house on this road surrounded by razor wire and surveillance cameras. I put photos on my blog last year, and people are finding it as above!

Staten Island, New York arrived from on "Roadtrip '09" by searching for santispac zulema.

Likewise, a certain bartender in a Mexican beach restaurant has impressed a few folks. If you search Google images as above you will find two photos of her and I; one on my blog, and one on another RV'ers blog

La Habana, Camaguey arrived from on "Roadtrip '09: July 2008" by searching for yaha tinda bighorn falls campground.
I suspect this may be a case of a Canadian on vacation in Cuba wanting to find this camping area on the east boundary of Banff National Park? Or perhaps it is a curious Cuban who has read about this?

Kuwait arrived from on "Roadtrip '09: March 2008".
Someone from Kuwait looking at pics from last year's trip south!

The countdown is ON!
Very very soon the 5th wheel will be parked and the truck camper will be back on the truck, and we will be headed north to the Yukon and Alaska for a few weeks!
I'm not sure how much internet access will be available along the way, but rest assured that lots of photos will be taken, and they will be posted as soon as practical.
(Above pics from website)

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