16.09.2011 - 16.09.2011 18 °C
The morning started well with us off to the Hertz Office by 9am. We found out that we weren’t getting the Toyota Camry that we requested. We ended up with a Suburban!! It is from Canada so as we had a one way drop off, we are taking it back for them – and they charge us. Anyway we set off in our white “tank” and found the entry to highway 5 quite easily. We had to make a decision from very helpful advice we had received as to which way we would go from Seattle, our main problem being time and a booking I had made. In the end we headed north on the freeway and turned off at Arlington. From there we headed east through some beautiful mountains and national parks towards the Okanagan Valley. Once we reached Okanagan we headed north. The scenery changed drastically as we entered desert-like countryside. However this soon changed as we came to wine and fruit growing areas. The mountains remain rugged but the farmland and lake were stunning.
We reached the USA-Canada border at 5pm and we were selected to be searched. Lucky us! I even had to surrender my two beautiful apples that I bought yesterday. Had to eat all the other fruit so didn’t get them eaten.
We drove until 7pm when we finally found accommodation at the Holiday Inn at Kelowna West. It was a big day and we are looking forward to sleep.