After finishing up four days at the 14th annual RV Owners Seminar in Kelowna, BC, we headed south along 97, crossing back into the United States at Osoyoos/Oroville. The experience went smoothly with our passports. If you are traveling in an RV expect to be pulled over on the U.S. side and your RV boarded … they are looking for illegal drugs, firearms, ammunition, excessive amounts of alcohol (for resale), and produce, among a long list of other items.
Also, don’t take any pictures of the border patrol officers while they are doing the inspection. I was asked to delete all images of the crossing and was observed while I did so.
After fueling up in Omak (about $3.84/gal. for regular), we spend the night at the East Omak RV Park on the Omak Stampede fairgrounds. Great location right on the Okanogan River, however, lots of mosquitoes. Cost: pull-through: $30; back-in: $25; tent: $15. Full facilities with electric, water, sewer and wifi.
While we were self-registering, we met five bicyclists–two from San Diego, two from New Zealand and one from Hailey, Idaho (traveling with the New Zealanders). The two couples were on a trans-continental bike tour from San Diego north, most were going to Canada.
Photos: East Omak RV Park, Omak, Wash. (Julianne Crane).