Half Way Through The Kootenay’s PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 September 2006 16:00

Yesterday we left Osoyoos just before 10:00 AM under an overcast sky. The forecast was calling for rain just about everywhere we were and everywhere we were going so we figured we might as well continue on our trek east. We are taking Highway 3, or the Crowsnest Highway, to Crowsnest Pass in Alberta and from there we will be heading south to Waterton Lakes Provincial Park and then into the US.

In 2002 we drove out here with Karley’s stuff in a U-Haul trailer behind our Holiday Rambler Moho and this is the route we took back. Today it seemed different, more interesting, perhaps because we aren’t on any schedule and we can take our time. The Kootenay Rockies are a magnificent cluster of mountain ranges and our entire drive took us along scenic rivers, through mountain passes and around some interesting bends.

We arrived in Creston, BC shortly after 3:00 Pacific Time but now we are in the Mountain Time Zone so we lost an hour. We stayed at the Pair-A-Dice RV Park, just off of Highway 3, but very nice with easy satellite access for both TV and internet. Today we are continuing east as there was really nothing of interest to keep us in Creston. Had we been beer drinkers, I suppose the Kokanee Brewing Company might have been a lure (they do tours four times a day of their brewery), however we’re not and it is supposed to rain most of the day ruling out the wildlife viewing at the conservation area.

For the next little while I will hold off posting my pictures (other than the one on the journal page) due to the fact that Steve, my webpage dude, is doing some behind-the-scenes work to ready the site for the upcoming changes. Once it’s up and running, there will be a mass of new pics to view so for now, please forgive me.