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Aug 2, 2018 - On Our Way

With the moon in retrograde and two excited travellers off to a rocky start, we were off at last on another long awaited trip to return to the Yukon and continue on to Tuktoyatuk on the Beaufort Sea. We did have to turn around half way to the ferry to get passports so we could visit Haines, Alaska. And that did delay our start by a mere 4 hours but we did arrive at Audree's in Chilliwack unscathed. There Gord picked 2 large buckets of transparent apples and some very green pears. The apples had to be made into applesauce that afternoon....

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Aug 3, 2016 - Lac Le Hache, BC/ Mount Vernon, Washington, USA

Lac Le Hache, BC On the 2nd of August we drove about 300 miles to Big Country Campground in Lac Le Hache, BC. This was a beautiful day of driving along the South Cariboo highway 97. We stopped at the visitor center in Williams Lake and asked about campgrounds and the girl was very helpful. She also told us to cross the US Border at Sumas, BC. We stopped at Big Country Campground in the town of Lac Le Hache. The owner was very friendly and has owned this campground for 38 years. It is the only campground in the area that is “Big Rig...

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Alaska Trip 2016

Jul 14, 2016 - Williams Lake July 14-15

We're back and stopped at all the POIs along the way. Left the resort in rain and muddy roads again, but luckily when we finally hit the pavement, the rains came and helped wash most of the goo of the vehicles. One of our stops was at a place named Kinikinik.It really is a sight to see out here in between nowhere and nothing. Brand new building with a moss roof, clear ponds, landscaped garden areas with manicured green lawns. It was built by a local rancher who promotes and sells organic products. It is a restaurant, store, abbatoir, and...

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Prince Rupert Bound

Jul 9, 2016 - Williams Lake

The rain caught up to us last night.It was a good nights sleep for both of us after enduring the trains for the 2 nights.It was an uneventuall drive to Willies puddle ,and the sun appeared as we entered the Stampede Rv campground.Made our usual stops,Wal Mart, some grocery shopping,fuel, and finding RV parts.NO it was not a rear bumper,but it does need some sanding and paint!! Made the decision to head west tomorrow.At this point we cannot go in any direction with out getting wet as that was going to be the deciding factor in either north...

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Prince Rupert Bound

Aug 12, 2015 - Day 28 Williams Lake

Wednesday we woke up all refreshed and with clear skies had a great trip to Williams Lake. The mighty Frazier River ran along portions of our route and even here, 500 miles from salt water, the salmon are running and every village we passed through had its share of fisherman on the banks. This is logging country and log trucks hauling timber to the mills plagued the roads.

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Jun 17, 2014 - Williams Lake, BC

Hello Everyone, Our trip North to Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada to meet our Alaskan Tour Group continues… Since leaving Vancouver, BC, we have traveled due north thru Kamloops to Williams Lake, BC. Along the way, we have seen many sights as seen in the attached photo’s! On Canadian Route 5, we encountered heavy fog and rain. If that wasn’t enough, every 5 miles of so there was a pull off to put your chains on! Then we went thru a Snow Shed which is a covering over the road to protect it from avalanches! Luckily for us the snow had...

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Aug 23, 2013 - Stewart to Williams Lake

We left Stewart 2 days ago & it was still gray & rainy. We enjoyed the drive down the Cassiar Hwy & on down the Yellowhead Hwy. Lots of majestic mountains. We could see new snow on the peaks around Stewart & on the peaks of the Skeena Mtns when we hit the Yellowhead Hwy. We went from shipping/fishing/mining at Stewart to agriculture in the Burns Lake area. We stopped for the night at the municipal campground in Burns Lake - very nice & it is free! We were too big for any of the campsites but we parallel parked by a campsite close to the...

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Jul 15, 2013 - Travel to Williams Lake, BC - Day 45

July 15, 2013...Travel day. Today we enjoyed a few minutes at Telkwa RV Park before heading east on Trans-Canada Hwy. 16. Our route today took us through Fraser Country, along the Fraser River for many miles. The Fraser River is the longest river in British Columbia. We saw three black-tail deer (all does) eating grass in a meadow. Later we saw a buck. We are now in rolling hills of farmland and pastures with cattle and horses. We continued through lake towns. Suddenly a female moose crossed the road in front of us. We traveled through...

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North to Alaska 2013

Sep 11, 2012 - Williams Lake BC

First thing in the morning we went to the Historic Barkerville Provincial Park sight, A well preserved historic mining town.   There were many building to visit and there were a number of presentations to participate in.  There was a presentation on a Cromwell Water wheel and a guided tour of China Town both were very good, the town  was celebrating its 150 anniversary.    I would recommend a visit if any one is in the area.  After our tour we headed back to Williams Lake a very uneventful trip as the transmission did not act up.  Will have...

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Aug 9, 2012 - Day 107, back to Williams Lake

Day 107, Thursday, August 09, 2012 I don’t think it rained during the night but we woke up to fog so thick we couldn’t see anything across the lake. It started to lift as we loaded up to leave. My back is on the blink as well as my sound machine. I tried to sit in my chair but couldn’t do it. I ended up on the couch for the whole 200 miles back to Williams Lake and slept most of the way. Rob was on his own. We are staying at the Stampede Campground right by the rodeo grounds. We only planned to spend one night but plans change. We’ll stay...

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Aug 19, 2011 - Williams Lake, BC

We left Smithers disappointed that we never could get the wi fi to work. That was our only complaint about the town, however. The people were so friendly as we discovered throughout Canada. We continued heading east on the Yellowhead Highway towards Prince George, where we would pick up Highway 97 and head south. We wanted to find a place to check emails since it had been nearly two days since we’d had good wi fi. The Milepost showed an exit in Prince George that was supposed to have Walmart and Starbucks. We knew that Starbucks usually...

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Alaska

Aug 18, 2011 - Williams Lake, BC

The weather today was very nice. We experienced major cloud failure and no rain. We traveled from Houston to Prince George and then turned south to Williams Lake were we spent the night in a Indian Casino parking lot. Did not gamble but did have dinner.

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