Back home from Kelowna, BC

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The sale was a lot of fun and Walter and his wife were fantastic hosts. Their business is operated out of a very large house overlooking a gorgeous lake in the British Columbia Wine Country - lots of vineyards and wineries surrounding their house. The basement of the house is packed with electronics equipment all freshly calibrated and ready for sale.

I spent $120 and purchased a very nice gear motor with IC driver chip (already earmarked for a project), a bunch of short ethernet cables, two 100 Watt RMS audio amplifiers, two nice linear power supplies (brand new!), four old power tubes (project in mind for these - VT Tesla coil), assorted power capacitors (not Flux), 1,500 LEDs (you can never have enough), two tubes of O Ring grease, nine solidly built key-lock switches, 20+ small heat sinks for transistors, a bunch of DB-15 video connectors, some high power crimp connectors (earmarked for my radio stuff) and two nice nylon carry packs for test equipment. A nice haul to say the least!

I took the scenic route back home and very glad I did. Headed South along the Okanagan Lake shore through Penticton and took Route 3 through the Similkameen River valley. Had a nice dinner at the Vermilion Fork in Princeton and headed West on the Crowsnest Highway through the EC Manning Provincial Park. Back on Highway One at Hope and then home. 500+ miles and eleven hours - I want to go back there and spend some time. This is a major recreation spot as there were a lot of camp grounds and RV Parks - find out what the off-season is and take Beautiful Dreamer and Thunderbunny (ninth photo down) out for a week or so. Gorgeous country.

Sitting here with a glass or two of wine and surfing for a bit. Sleeping in tomorrow - last two days were fun but long.

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