Wednesday, April 18, 2012

RE-ENTRY - Back to the Beginning Again

As full-timers, we have a difficult time with what word to use for where we used to live.  We don't have a home here anymore, so we sometimes call it our "exhome".  We have arrived at our exhome.



After living four months in what we feel is summer, we have gone back a season.  In Southern Arizona it is hot, sunny and dry.  Here in the Vancouver area it is early spring.  Yes, it was raining but everything is so GREEN.  The plum and cherry trees are in full bloom as are the rhododendron and azalea.  Gardens are full of daffodils, tulips and crocuses.   Coming from Arizona with it's wide open flat spaces, British Columbia seems close.  The trees!  The mountains! 

A truck stop northeast Oregon
We found our place to stay through the Escapee Forum and more specifically the Day's End catalogue.  We feel so lucky.  While there are no RV parks within 30 miles of Vancouver for less than $35.00 a night, we found a private farm 30 miles from downtown and about 15 minutes for our son's place,  for $100.00 a week.  Water, electric and the sani-dump is about 5 minutes away.  Our hosts, Doug and Linda, are so nice and have told us to make ourselves at home.  We have Wi Fi, thanks to a neighbour and our tv antenna picks up about 10 channels.  

We are here for 2 weeks.  We will make every trip in the truck worthwhile as gas is the equilavent to $5.04  a gallon.
Out the door, ponds with ducks and goats in  the field next door

Out the side window


6 comments:

Linda Sand said...

What a wonderful find! I may have to finally break down and join that group. :)

Sue and Doug said...

welcome back to BC!!..glad you found a new place to stay!..sounds good and looks nice too!!!

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

WOW...sounds like a lovely place. We have never really paid attention to Day's End but will look to see what might be in our area in Ohio. Thanks for the tip.
Welcome back to your exhome...hehe

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

WOW...sounds like a lovely place. We have never really paid attention to Day's End but will look to see what might be in our area in Ohio. Thanks for the tip.
Welcome back to your exhome...hehe

Jim and Sandie said...

I love Days End - use it all the time when we are traveling. But we sure haven't found such a great place as you've got there.

mskayndan said...

I would be lying if I said I didn't miss the seasons changing somewhat. It was good to see the Desert wake up and this park has beautiful plants and awesome roses, but those blossoming trees are great! Enjoy!