Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Day 19 - Portland, OR to Kelowna, BC We are homeward bound.

6000 kms or 3700 miles total travelling distance. 

Cascade Locks near Portland, OR
Kelowna, BC, Canada
466 miles

Today was all about getting home. We chose to drive through the middle of Washington instead of up the I-5 through Seattle and over the Coquihalla (Highway 5 and 97C) for two reasons:  The border crossing near Vancouver would have very long lines on Easter Monday and a snow storm was rolling through the mountains.  There are 2-3 summits on this route that are about 1700 meters or around 5600 feet.  We took a pass. 

Our route is relatively low and crossing the border near Osoyoos is often very quick. 

After a second long day of driving we were pleased to roll up to our home near dinner time. 

It's good to be home!

Having arrived in the pitch black and pouring rain we can see that this is
a really nice campground.

Dominic checks the oil.  Mr. Thirsty likes to slurp oil some days.

Driving east on I-84 through the Columbia River Gorge.

Crossing the Columbia River on our way north.

Mt. Rainier off in the distance. Much prettier in real life.
"Has Uncle Vlad climbed that one, Mama?"

North through the coulees on I-17 near Soap Lake

The Gypsy Wagon is back on Canadian soil, eh!

Lake Okanagan driving north but looking south back towards Penticton.

Crossing the bridge into Kelowna.

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