Fox Hunting and Vancouver

This month, I joined the VOA – Vixen Owners Association. However, I am not an owner. I’ve just been obsessed with Vixens for about 3 years.  Today, we met a member of the VOA. He is a very active member on the forums.  He gave us a very thorough tour of his main Vixen and also one that he is working on.  He gave us lots of information about what to look for and modifications.  He even took us for a drive and then let Paul drive it!  What a fun morning!  I will only post a few pictures that don’t show the license plate because I don’t have photo editing software right now.  This Vixen is a very soft blue. It is lovely!

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Vixen side

If this vehicle reminds you of a Delorean, you are not alone.  It was designed by Bill Collins and his wife as the ultimate retirement motorhome.  Unfortunately, only 587 were made.  It was a vehicle ahead of its time.

After our fun tour, we made it to Vancouver and met our friends.  This afternoon, we went to Gastown for lunch and touring.

Steam clock

Steam clock

Canada Place

Canada Place

We finished the evening at the campsite with wine and cheese and good friends.

STOP: The Salmon are Here

With a sign like that, we had to obey.

Salmon sign
Our friends had been through Valemont last week and told us the salmon were now spawning, and we got to see this for ourselves. It was mesmerizing to watch them.

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As we headed south, the skies got hazier and hazier from the forest fires.  As we passed through Barriere, we got to see the damage from the fire of 2003 through the haze from the Oliver and US fires burning now. It was eerie, yet beautiful.

Barriere
We arrived at Merritt, but still had lots of energy, so we decided to push on. We are now at Camp Walmart Chilliwack. We arrived around 7 pm. We could have continued on to Vancouver. It would have been better to travel on a Sunday evening than a Monday morning, but we didn’t want to risk arriving in the dark. Also, I am going to try to meet a man about a Vixen tomorrow — a Vixen motorhome, that is. I would like him to educate me on what I should look for when viewing Vixens for sale.