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Travel Blogs from Nelson
... be close to arrival. But unfortunately we were still far from, nevertheless everyone perked up and took in the surrounding views. We soon arrived at Grand Forks for a breaky stop at A&W. Bacon and eggers, hash browns and coffees kept everyone's bellies satisfied for the next 2 and 1/2 hrs of the trip. Other towns we past through were Beaverdell, Midway, Greenwood and lastly Nelson before we made it to Whitewater. We were greeted at Whitewater with ...
... Roxanne. I’ve been a huge fan of this flick since its release 26 (26!) years ago, so when Nelson showed up on my Road Atlas within range of potential routes for my road trip, I knew I had to work it in.
I made it to Nelson a bit later in the day than I had hoped, so I was unable to do full justice to the town before dark, but I did have enough daylight left to find and photograph the locations used for the ...
... lake. We drove alongside it for about 100km, heading for the free ferry. We stopped outside the glass house – built by a mortician out of bottles and lived in by he and his wife for many years. It was interesting but not enough for us to pay for. We also found the chimney, which is all that remains of the cabin built by the last man to be hanged in Nelson, which seemed timely. We were amused by the signs that warned us of a Congested area ahead - on any empty road ...
... arid brown to plush green spruce/pine/fir depending on elevation.
The region we were traveling through is called Okanagan and its the Canadian equivalent of Napa Valley. We passed ( emphasis on "passed") at least 20 wineries. Beautiful area and we toasted it with some Okanagan wine at dinner.
Temps rose to 83 when we dropped down to Osoyoos Lake which is in a desert. But right past the lake we climbed a significant hill and found ourselves ...
... to declare. Luckily he let it go.
But then another agent came out and told Marcie and I to stay there
and asked Matt to come with him. Oh **** we thought....he's going to
jail. We sat there nervously waiting for Matt. About 10 minutes
later he came out and said he wasn't allowed in Canada. The agent
came out and explained that he has a misdeamanor that was showing on
his record. Matt had explained that it was dropped off his record,
but the system ...