Welcome to Colleen’s Corner. This is a column meant for fun and some information About myself: I am a Freelance Photographer you often see me on the side of the road or in various places taking photos of different things animals, birds, places, people etc. l have lived in Lumby just over 8 years you have seen my photos in the newspaper (Lumby Valley Times) and once in awhile in the Vernon Morning Star, and the Lumby Art Gallery. Photography is my passion. Disclaimer: The information on some of my photos that I write about a lot of times come from the Internet or books I research them, hopefully the facts are as close to the truth as I can come.
I know you remember the song, and it will probably play in your head now for the rest of the day as it’s done to me.
On our travels so far we have been using Google maps on my phone, we call her Tilly. We were looking for an RV park. We found out the hard way that Google maps on your phone is not always right. At one point trying to find an RV park for the night before we got to San Jose, Tilly took us down a road levee. It was so narrow, hardly any room at all on the road for a truck, never mind a 32.7 motor-home (Minnie Winnie) pulling a car on a tow dolly. It was a long scary road by the time we got off of it both of our faces were sheet white! We never found that RV park. Then after getting off that horrible road we asked Tilly how to get back to the interstate again. Tilly took us here, there and everywhere, telling us to turn down this dirt road, and that dirt road going in the wrong direction, she drove us crazy. Now it was getting dark with nowhere at all to pull over after driving for another hour and a half in the dark. Tilly finally got us back on the Interstate. What a ride that I don’t want to do again. On some interstates there are a lot of rest areas, but of course not the one we were on. When we finally found one there wasn’t any room at all, as everyone had already bunked down for the night so then we had to continue on in the dark until we found another place that I don’t remember the name of and once again had to sleep in a Walmart parking lot, this really is not what I like doing. In the morning we asked Tilly once again how to get onto the interstate. She drove us through the town that we really didn’t want to drive around in.
Finally! We found the interstate. Off we were, going to San Jose California. There are so many Palm Trees everywhere in California they are amazing.
California; If you like very fast driving that has 4 – 6 lanes on both sides of the highway with a lot of traffic coming off the side ramps, rush hour all day, and night and cars driving bumper to bumper with absolutely no one using their signal lights then this is the place for you. Even on their side streets the traffic is the same, you might as well stay on the interstate.
We found an RV park in San Jose, it took awhile to get there as Tilly told us to make a U-turn, very hard to do driving Minnie Winnie with a car in tow. We have been at this park since last Thursday, we will leave this one this coming Thursday. While we are here we have been making various day trips to other areas, on Saturday we stopped at a Walmart (no we did not stay overnight, HOORAY) and bought a real GPS Tim used it Sunday to find a different store, and it took him there and back without taking him down some dreaded dark roads.
The park is nice, and warm. It’s hard to believe that I have been outside in my shorts, t-shirt, and of course my sunglasses in the middle of November.
And of course as you all know my favourite saying is: it’s always a good day to wear SUNGLASSES!