When I told her about it, Tika was very glad she did not go with me to Canada this past weekend..... for I saw Bigfoot!!!
The reason for my going was that I'd been invited to be a speaker (a minor speaker) at the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society, headquartered in Kelowna. It was a beautiful place, right on fantastic Okanagan Lake....... I think I could live there (if I could get Tika past Bigfoot). I enjoyed chatting with folks who are 14th generation Canadaian; genealogy so very different from my own. If any of you have research needs in this area, do contact KDGS.org for they are a busy, happy, knowledgeable group and I know they'd furnish excellent help to you.
(You noticed? It's OKANOGAN in Washington and OKANAGAN in Canada........ and we're talking about the same valley.)