Greg's 2007 Odyssey travel blog

Morning fog layer

One of many lumber mills along the highway. Logs stacked (input).

Plywood stacked (output).

The coach that took us to our farewell dinner in Prince George.

Where we ate.

All members of the group awaiting dinner service.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 - DAY 43 - TRAVEL DAY

HAZELTON TO PRINCE GEORGE - 283 miles

CAMPGROUND DESTINATION TONIGHT:

SOUTHPARK RV PARK

Directions -- From Jct. Highway 16 & 97, S 5.7 miles on Hwy 97, 4.3 miles S of

Simon Frasier Bridge on the left.

Milepost guide page 102

Travel Day. Farewell Dinner. Transportation included.

Every good thing must end, even an exciting adventure such as ours. Tonight we will stay at Southpark RV Park & Campsite, Prince George.

Our farewell dinner will be at the The Keg Steakhouse in Prince George, BC. We will take a chartered motor coach to the The Keg Steakhouse. Over our Farewell Dinner we can cement our new friendships, eat our fill and know we have fulfilled our dream. We have journeyed into the wilderness together. We have seen and we have conquered. We will take these memories home, relive the trip in our pictures and retain friendships for years to come.

Things to do in Prince George --

Huble Homestead - Now a "living museum," Huble Homestead is located 50 km north of Prince George off Highway 97 on Mitchell Road. The homestead was settled in 1905 by Al Huble at the Fraser River end of the Giscome Portage, a trail connecting the Pacific and Arctic Watersheds. Huble established a trading post and the homestead eventually included several barns, a warehouse and a squared log house. Today, you can visit this historic site and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the countryside.

Fraser Fort-George Regional Museum - Situated on the banks of the Fraser River in beautiful Fort George Park, the museum stands on the ground where Simon Fraser established Fort George in 1807. Displays trace the development of Prince George and area from the arrival of Alexander MacKenzie and the fur trade to the introduction and development of modern forest technology in the 1960s.

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Today was a straight drive with a few breaks for Socks (and me) along the way.

The landscape was pretty much rolling hills with farms and some livestock. Various communities had their lumber mills in full operation. There were quite a few lumber trucks on the highway also. I saw one mill with trees as the input and ply board as the output stacked and ready to ship.

Travel speed was between 50-60 MPH all the way. And it being two lanes, there were the inevitable back-ups behind semis and other slow going vehicles. We left about 8:30 AM and arrived at 2 PM.

We're all set up and in an hour get picked up for our trip to our farewell dinner in Prince George.

In the morning, we all head our separate ways. I really have mixed emotions about our journey ending. We'll been together for 43 days and done so much together. I will miss that. On the other hand, I need to travel without a rigid schedule. I look forward to my cousin Rita's visit to the Badlands of SD in about 10 days.



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