2007 British Columbia
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Canadian Thanksgiving is the first Monday of October and we were planning to celebrate the holiday with Stacey's Mother and Grandparents in Squamish, British Columbia, just south of Whistler, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics. For us, getting to the West Coast meant pulling our 5th wheel trailer through Rogers and Coquihalla mountain passes. The snow line had already reached the passes as we watched the highway web cams the previous week so some strategy was required. We left in the afternoon to get over Rogers Pass after the snow melted off the road during the day and we camped at Salmon Arm to let the snow melt at Coquihalla Pass in the morning. The next day, several cars were being pulled out of the ditch at Logan Lake Summit but the snow had melted by the time we went through.
Stacey had never RVed before. The campground at Salmon Arm had cable TV so he figured it was like having your own motel room (with kitchen and more).
Stacey's Grandfather, Don took us on a hike along the Mamquam River and we saw an American Dipper. It is the only songbird that walks and swims under water, usually in fast moving mountain streams.
In Squamish, we parked the RV in the back yard of Stacey's Mom and Grandparents.
Carolyn owns and operates a consignment store for children's clothing and accessories and Don and Alice do volunteer work in the community. Alice prepared a traditional Thanksgiving Feast with all the fixin's and we finished the evening by playing our first game of "Mexican Trains".  It's a dominoes game that was so much fun we went out and bought a set to take with us on the next leg of our trip to the Baja Peninsula, Mexico.