Trekking with Daisy 2009-10 travel blog

Coy Hill Rest Area on Hwy 93 - Columbia Lake

Coy Hill Rest Area on Hwy 93 - Columbia Lake

Coy Hill Rest Area on Hwy 93 - Columbia Lake

Coy Hill Rest Area on Hwy 93


This morning we left a little earlier than we normally do because we wanted to get to Cranbrook early enough to do something. It was a beautiful drive. We stopped at the Coy Hill Rest Area on Columbia Lake to take a few photos. This lake is the source of the Columbia River, which empties into the Pacific Ocean at Astoria, Oregon. (I visited Astoria in 2006.)

We had reservations for only one night but, after we had arrived, we decided that we wanted to stay another night. I will have to move to a different site tomorrow because this one has been rented for a week beginning then.

My eye bothered me during the entire trip. For most of the way I held my eyelid away from the eyeball to get a little relief. As soon as I had gotten settled into my campsite, I applied more ointment and put the patch on. If it hasn’t gotten better by the time we reach Coeur d’Alene, I will see another doctor.

Tonight we had German food at Frank's Steak & Schnitzel Haus. Frank himself came out to meet the dinner guests. He is originally from Lithuania but has been in Canada for about 35 years. The food was quite good and ample. I had a half order and still had enough to take some home.

STATS

Route: Trans Canada 1 W to Kootenay National Park => Hwy 93 S outside Skookumchuck => Hwy 95 S to Cranbrook

Total Miles Driven: 193

Weather Conditions: Rain most of the way. Heavy clouds.

Road Conditions: Mostly good

Gasoline Price: Equivalent to $4.24 per gallon at Radium Hot Springs, BC

RV Park: Mount Baker RV Park, Cranbrook

Park Conditions: Fair. My space not level. Free WiFi. Friendly helpful staff.

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