Scratchings of an Old Dog

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Archive for May 2008

Fruit stand

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This old car performed it’s promotional duties for decades at Keromeos in the okanagan, pointing the way to the fresh taste of corn, cherries and other produce.

It also served, for us, as a time marker during our twelve hour trips from the East Kootenays to the Fraser Valley. It became an achievement to reach this point of the trip and it was always a welcome and uplifting sight.


Written by don

May 14, 2008 at 5:22 pm

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Mexico trips

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For many years, dozens of adventurers journeyed from BC to Mexico each fall in this old bus which had already been retired once. Each trip was more tenuous than the last but no less joyous…Fort Langley – San Francisco-Mexicali – Mazatlan – Vallarta have all felt the rumble and vibrations of this old girl.


Now parked and entwined in blackberry bushes and grape vines with the motor long gone it now serves as a dark cool getaway for a summer read


mexican express

Written by don

May 11, 2008 at 11:42 pm

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