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garyhaupt

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Took off for a weeks fall wandering in BC, doing a hot springs/craft beer loop.

Leaving Penticton, to the Fauquier Ferry..Nakusp...Revelstopke, Golden, Kimberly, Creston and last overnight in Grand Forks. Perfect weather..a couple minus 0c nights. No traffic, to speak of.

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Ferry park boondocking.
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Halfway Hotsprings
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Critters...
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Luccier Hot Springs
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Golden..Whitetooth Craft house.
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Rossland Craft Beer
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We travel a pretty barebones style..boondocking and making our own meals. One of the biggest hurdles we/I had to overcome was the need to arrange for a hairwash/dryer adventure every 3 or 4 days. Yes, the rec centers are fabulous, but only if you are in a town. Out in the weeds, less so. I had a plan...and it works like magic. I picked up a 3000w inverter, had it wired with a good heavy wire. When needed, clamp to truck battery, run an extension inside, start the engine...and let'r rip.

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Such a nice time!


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Very, very nice.


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That is a very nice trip, it is beautiful on a clear fall day. We went to Nakusp then swung south to Kaslo, Nelson, then Grand Forks. No shortage of wildlife on that route either.

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Love the photos...many with narration!


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You should try a 'hair wash powder' no water
I had it when a spent a stretch in the hospital. It's not high fashion but it works.
Look it up.

garyhaupt

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Fizz wrote:

You should try a 'hair wash powder' no water
I had it when a spent a stretch in the hospital. It's not high fashion but it works.
Look it up.


I would..if it was my hair...but what mama wants/needs/desires? If I want her to put up with my stuff, then I gotta do the same for her. Besides, in her eyes, I'm a hero. I'll take that.

But, thanks for the suggestion. Someone might be looking for that very idea.


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Gotcha.
A quid pro quo kinda thing [emoticon]

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Raduim Sheep, or Salmo / Creston sheep?


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garyhaupt

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SideHillSoup wrote:

Raduim Sheep, or Salmo / Creston sheep?


Radium for the first and Grand Forks, the second. T'was a Grand Forks city park deer.

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Judging by the Halfway Hot Springs photo, it looks like that famous red hair was perfectly maintained with your Battery Assisted Hair Dryer setup -- very clever solution! What a fun trip -- thanks for posting the report!


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