Seattle into Canada

Trip Start Sep 07, 2008
Trip End Dec 10, 2008

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Flag of Canada  , British Columbia,
Sunday, October 5, 2008

The one thing that was on the agenda today was the Boeing factory, BUT as luck would have it, the tours were closed to due to industrial action. And sure enough as we took a drive in that direction, the picketers were there with their signs and placards. Now, I'm sure that they think they're reason is good - but, we've come all the way from New Zealand  and certainly travelled some miles....  You think that would hold some weight , but no,  don't think they were particularly interested.   Still we managed to make a visit, and have a look around.  It's like visiting an airport (that is in effect what it is).   We would have dearly loved to do the factory tour, but we settled for what we could see - unforturnately can't really get it on photos.
Had some lunch (in the campervan of course - great inventions these things), and then headed out and on our way to Vancouver, Canada.    Really nice drive up, easy roads, and certainly pleasant scenery as we drove through tree-lined highways.    Got to customs, and same as any sort of customs, there was a queue, ask you some questions, and I guess from 'wo to go' it was about half an hour.   This was interesting for the children especially, as this is the first time they have ever experienced DRIVING from one country to another - they were pretty excited.
As for us - SOoooo good to be in Canada.  We were/are looking forward to this part of our trip.   We found a lovely RV park,  (easy to find when you have a GPS of course, how do people survive without these??) , really friendly staff (family owned park), hedging between sites, playground for the kids, indoor heated pool, spa etc, within a few steps.  Not bad value for Vancouver for CAD50 per night.   Remember, that an RV park provides you with free electricity, water, garbage disposal, cable tv, wifi, hot showers, toilets etc along with coin operated laundry facilities, tv lounge area,  coin games room, general store on site etc.    And some , like this one have pools, spa's, playgrounds as extra entertainment.  (Also, for us travelling as a family of 7, it's even better value as we are one campervan, one site, compared to two motel/hotel rooms)
Of course as the day wound up, we were all in the pool/spa, and then a good movie before bed.  Looking forward to our next few days in Vancouver ....
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