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Aug 15, 2018 - Team Turvey Heads North

As with almost any day this month, it started with a little trepidation; wondering where the fires are burning now, any more mudslides, and will this smoke ever blow away!?! One way to be sure, hit the road. Benjamin was an incredible help with getting things hooked up, and we were on the road towards Cache Creek by mid morning. Our goal today was Quesnel, so limited stops, and Clinton was one of them. A nice big parking spot for us at Hunnies, Ice Cream, Fudge & Collectibles. We all had fun sifting through the collectibles, check the pics...

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Apr 26, 2017 - Burlington WA to Quesnel, BC Canada

4-26-17 Burlington, WA to Quesnel, BC Spence and I were up and ready to roll at 7:15 (20536 miles). It had rained most of the night and the already soggy campground was a mud puddle in the morning. Got mud everywhere. Our first stop was go gas then we walked up to a coffee hut next the the filling station called “Sexy Lady”. I have heard of the kind of coffee stands that employs nearly naked baristas as a marketing gimmick but I have never seen one of these till today. The barista had some sort of outfit that I can only describe as a thong...

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Aug 1, 2016 - On The Road Again

Hello all!! We woke up this morning to another beautiful day in British Columbia! Today is actually BC Day. It's a holiday just for British Columbia. I asked what it meant, but nobody could really tell me!! Oh well!! It's a holiday!!! Today was a travel day. We left Smithers, British Columbia for a 300 mile day on the road. We are headed south with Vancouver as our final destination in Canada. Then on to Seattle. We have an appointment in Seattle to have a little work done on the RV August 8th. So, that's what we are shooting for. We have...

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Jun 21, 2016 - Quesnel and Barkerville

June 18th and 19th On the road again. Spent the night at Lac La Hache but the site was right on highway 97… not quite so tranquil as other locations we have been. Weather is very good for travelling not too hot and lots of big fluffy clouds. We seem to have missed the rain that has hit the eastern part of the province. From here we headed to Quesnel along Hwy 97; almost have the road to ourselves. Huge open plateaus with lots of wild flowers. Camped at Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park outside of Quesnel. Again not very busy so we have our...

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May 7, 2015 - Quesnel BC

On the road today, we stopped to check out a short steep hike up Mount Begbie. This took us to a Lookout Tower, built in 1923, which had a gorgeous view of BC on four sides. What a day. The weather is incredible. Temps in the high 60s or 70s and blue sky. In fact we have not seen any bad weather since all the hail storms we ran into in eastern Oregon. Today we stopped at a town called 100 mile house. It is an old stage stop from the Caribou Wagon Road from about 1930. In the town is a visitor center which has the largest pair of cross...

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Sep 11, 2014 - The Rocky Mountaineer

Today we finally got aboard the train: The Rocky Mountaineer. We found that, although you can see much more from the train than from the road (providing the clouds were cooperating), it is MUCH slower. We averaged about 30 miles-per-hour and were on the train over 30 hours during the next three days—no sleeping facilities on the train so we stayed at hotels in Quesnel and Whistler. The first day was the longest—about 14 hours. The second day was also a long one: about 12 hours. So not much going on other than looking out the windows. The...

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Jun 17, 2014 - Whistler to Quesnel

Day 13: Sunday June 15. We left Whistler early Sunday morning. It was a good thing that we left early as we had to go over the remainder of the Sea to Sky Highway with 14% upgrades and downgrades. It took us more than three hours to go the first 60 miles. One the east side of the mountains, the road followed a stream that kept increasing in size until it joined the Frasier River at end of the Sea to Sky Highway. The drive started in the rain and it rained off and on all day. I told Brian that if we were going to have rain, I would rather it...

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Alaska 2014

Sep 17, 2013 - Kitwanga to Quesnel, BC

Date: September 17, 2013 Tonight’s Location: Quesnel, BC Mileage: End - 24663 Start - 24275 Total Miles for the day: 388 Weather: mostly sunny Temperature: start 50º High 60º Wildlife count: Coyote, Black Bear – walking beside the road??? Year List: 271 Birds: American Crow, Common Raven, Bald Eagle, Mourning Dove, Red-tailed Hawk, Common Loon, Redhead Duck, Black-capped Chickadees, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Blue-winged Teal, Canada Geese, Red-necked Grebe Our journey today was through the center of British Columbia, in fact, we went through...

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Sep 4, 2013 - Walzing Matilda

Left cache creek about 8.45 this morning. Drove through some wonderful scenery but that's getting boring . It just goes on and on. We stopped for supplies and a few bottles of the good stuff. Just so we have it on hand when we stop. That way we don't have to unhitch and drive into town. We had a lunch stop at an historic lumber town and all the buildings were log constructions. Fred Fry could have come here for lessons. They are amazing ( Fred built huts in the high country where our bush getaway is) We stayed in a provincial park which I...

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Aug 12, 2013 - Day 2 - Here we are in Quesnel, BC

Today we drove from Cache Creek through beautiful farm lands like Eastern Washington and then rolling tree covered hills that reminded us a bit of Northern Idaho. Highway 97 winds it's way through Beautiful British Columbia along rivers and streams and lakes. We never get tired of the view and the highways are well maintained making for smooth sailing through the countryside. Can you believe it - I was enjoying the view so much that I didn't even take any pictures! But no picture could ever capture what we enjoyed so you'll just have to...

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Sep 2, 2012 - Barkerville

Saw a place in the Milepost we had to visit. Kacy married a Barker so off we went to the gold rush town of Barkerville...set up as a replica of the way it was back in the day with period costumes, actors, ect. We ate at Wake Up Jake's there...which had a nice buffet and was named after a miner who always fell asleep there before he ate. We took the town tour down Main St with a great tour guide in character with other actors popping in and out as we passed and discussed buildings and places in town. Even went to an authentic show at the...

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Sep 1, 2012 - Quesnel, BC - Roberts Roost Campground

Wearing my FSU game day shirt but do not even know who we are playing. We are really out of touch. Har and Matt will keep us informed. Found out we passed the world's largest fly rod but we missed it. Not really obvious and we forgot to look till it was too late. (In Houston, BC). Had trouble finding places to eat when we stopped in Fraser Lake because they celebrate Labor Day too and closed early. Lunch of sandwiches, grapes and chips in the RV today. Made it up to 63 day, but back in the 50's when we caught up with the cold front. Parked...

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