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Old 10-07-2012, 01:10 PM   #43
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Today is Turkey Day in Canada - Thanksgiving.

We celebrate it a month earlier than our American friends because with the colder climate, our harvest ripens earlier. No Thanksgiving dinner for this bird - unless I stop at some roadside dive - but I think I'll pass on the turkey roll.

This morning I checked-out what's up ahead (sans Airstream). I heard about a day area with some wonderful old-growth forest. Good thing I checked it out first because the road in is very narrow with some very big trees lining the way.

Also discovered another road less travelled.





Airstream wagons East???

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Old 10-08-2012, 01:27 PM   #44
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First Blood Still Gushing in Hope

Decided to head into Hope to pick-up some sushi - the place was over-run with Rambophiles from all over the world who were celebrating the film's 30th anniversary. Rambo - First Blood was filmed in this picturesque little town.

I have never seen the film and had no idea it had become such a cult classic. The streets were filled with people from the UK, German, Austria, Japan and the US.

I don't know if there are any Rambophiles here, but thought I'd post. According to the article in the local rag, a 35th anniversary celebration is in the works.

Rambo turns 30 years old? | 604 Pulse
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:03 PM   #45
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Beautiful jade-green Lake-of-the-Woods just north of Hope via the Fraser Canyon.

Unfortunately, there is no camping here but there is enough parking for an Airstream. There are picnic tables - a nice place to stop and have some munchables.

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Old 10-09-2012, 10:34 AM   #46
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Another Airstream morning.....
'tis good.

Quite a few looks and comments about the trailer. I can see them, but they can't see me (behind these dark windows). I thought one guy was going to drool. I felt a pang of sadness; if he really wants one that badly, I hope it happens for him someday.

Most of you can relate to this comment: "I didn't know they made them anymore." Seems to be a common perception among non 'streamers, particularly here in Canada where the dealers are few and far between.

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Old 10-09-2012, 11:27 AM   #47
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Another Airstream morning.....
'tis good.

Quite a few looks and comments about the trailer. I can see them, but they can't see me (behind these dark windows). I thought one guy was going to drool. I felt a pang of sadness; if he really wants one that badly, I hope it happens for him someday.

Most of you can relate to this comment: "I didn't know they made them anymore." Seems to be a common perception among non 'streamers, particularly here in Canada where the dealers are few and far between.

It's always fun to sit at the dinette behind the tinted glass and watch people walking by stop and start pointing at the Airstream. And you're right, "I didn't know they made them anymore." seems to be the most heard statement. Along with "I always wanted one of those", or "I remember Uncle ______ had an Airstream when I was a kid.", with an occasional "Those suckers are expensive".

That pic looks a little like the view from the Wild Rose Campground near Hope, BC. We stayed there last year on the last leg of our trip from Anchorage to Seattle.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:07 PM   #48
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Silver, am at the Sunshine Valley RV Park. I would recommend it highly.
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What do you do for amusement in Hope, outside of relax?

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The Hope Slide
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BTW, do you think I'm a little nose heavy?

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Old 10-10-2012, 12:08 AM   #51
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Procure a nice stiff.......

.....neck from looking up at those blinkin' mountain peaks.

I don't want another one falling on my new Airstream!
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BTW, do you think I'm a little nose heavy?
I don't know. I can't even see you in the picture. Your trailer looks ok though.

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Neck is also getting stiff from a plethora of contrails. Look at this beautiful pale pink slash across the sky. I might start waxing the poetic, but I'll spare you the agony.....

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I don't know. I can't even see you in the picture. Your trailer looks ok though.

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Touche!

Off to bed. All this fresh air -
it's exhausting!!
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Dark Cloud Over Sunshine Valley

Surrounded by this careless beauty - one begins to ponder its history.

The view from my door is quite different from the people who lived here 70 years ago.





After the bombing of Pearl Harbour, the Canadian government determined that no Japanese Canadian could live within 100 miles of the B.C. coastline. It didn't matter if they were born in Canada or Japan - they were viewed as potential enemies.

Those Japanese Canadians were mostly hard working farmers and fishermen. The government seized their farms and boats and sold them dirt cheap to other Canadians. The Japanese were then loaded up and sent to various internment camps throughout the province. What is now called Sunshine Valley was known as "Tashme." As one Tashme survivor described the experience - "We were all trying to be brave, but you could see the fear and sadness in the eyes."

As you can see from the photo, the "homes" in Tashme were nothing more than tar-paper shacks. A large pre-existing cattle barn was turned into a dormintory for women and children. That barn is still here. It gets very cold at night in this high altitude and it is not even winter. I have the luxury of my cozy Airstream - one can only imagine how cold and miserable it must have been in the shacks or barn in the middle of winter.

After the war, the Japanese Canadians or "Yellow Menace" as they were still called were told to take the next boat to Japan or move east of the Rockies.

Today, there is nothing in this valley which speaks to that blemish on our history. What homage is pantheistic; in the late afternoon the valley is bathed in bright amber sunlight while the mountains darken to green-black.

Some of the displaced eventually moved back to British Columbia. Many chose not to be embittered, but felt their experiences should not be forgotten. Some of the Tashme survivors and/or their children/grandchildren were instrumental in the construction of the Japanese Friendship Garden, located in downtown Hope.
The Friendship Garden - Tashme Japanese Internment Camp - Hope, B.C.-
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The end of the Lost Highway.......for now.

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