The Two RV Gypsies: Full-Time
British Columbia Canada
May 15, 2009
|The Flag of British
Columbia is based upon the shield of the provincial arms of British Columbia.
At the top of the flag is a rendition of the Union Flag, defaced in the
center by a crown, representing the province's origins as a British colony,
with a setting sun below. The British Columbia flag was introduced on June
14, 1960 by Premier W. A. C. Bennett, and was first flown on board the BC
Ferries vessel Queen of Sidney. Some early versions of the flag were reversed,
with the Union Flag on the bottom. This was changed as it conflicted with
the expression "The sun never sets on the British Empire."The
four wavy white and three wavy blue lines symbolize the province's location
between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. The setting sun represents
the fact that British Columbia is Canada's western-most province.
The sun may also reflect the provincial motto "Splendor sine occasu"
(beauty that never diminishes) -- or, in other words, the sun that never
sets (on the British Empire). In Canada, it could be argued, the Empire
lives on in the country's symbols and parliamentary institutions. The Union
Flag on top reflects the province's British heritage, while the King Edward
crown in the center represents the Canadian Royal Family. The flag has an
aspect ratio of 3:5.
crazy drivers - too bad their license plate number did not show up in these
photos so they could be reported - they almost caused accidents several
|BELOW: First the
truck passed the two RV Gypsies' big RV in a no-passing zone. Then the truck
tried to pass four small RV's at the same time a car pulled in front of
the big truck and tried to pass the RVs.
|Below: Now the big
truck and the car are both trying to get in front of one of the RV's because
a car is coming around the corner. (NOTE: the RV's were driving the speed
limit so there was no need for this kind of aggressive driving).
|Below: The car and
truck got in front of one RV, and then the car tried to pass another RV
but a car was coming around the corner. Luckily all ended without a crash.
|The four RV's were visitors from Germany, traveling
together in rented RV's. After this ridiculous happening, the four of them
pulled off the road to let the car and truck pass them all, so they could
all calm down and regroup.
|Note: Everyone the two RV Gypsies
met in British Columbia was very friendly, polite, helpful, and seemed to
be genuinely happy. Even workers in stores had a smile on their face and
were more than helpful.