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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Grand Forks, B.C. Canada - Dec. 2-3, 2011

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Our delightful stay in Grand Forks began with a warm welcome provided by Lawrence and Karen Radford, the new owners of the Victorian Motel and RV Park.  A nice little spot right on the Kettle River with only a few pitches (one bathroom/shower to share among them), laundry facilities, and the best WIFI connection we have had in an RV park.   As previously reported, they offer full hook ups most of the year, but in the winter it is down to electric only at the pitch (bathroom and shower remain open and there is a dump station on site.)

The Radford's hospitality and knowledge of the area was most welcome:  When I asked about hiking to Christina Lake from the park, they offered that yes, you can but the hike would be 20 kilometers one way--too far for our limited time.  Instead, Lawrence suggested the hike you see in the pictures.  Still on the Trans Canada Trail (oh yes people, Alan had to believe it existed now!) but we started 10 miles east of town at the intersection of Highways 3 and 395.  This starting point put us in a much less populated area so the dogs had some time off leash (which they exercised by racing after a deer.)

Grand Forks might be on my list for Future Farm Land of the Bryants:  Charming little town full of happy people surrounded by hills and the winding Kettle River.  I enjoyed a mocha at Jogas Espresso Cafe while doing a little shopping downtown.  (Don't laugh, we bought a hair dryer [neither of us have much hair] as we are headed into some seriously cold weather and they are very useful for defrosting frozen pipes.)