AP Guest Ranch to Princeton, BC
Jun 21, 2008
|We awoke to a cloudy morning but the sky did not look too threatening. After breakfast we spent the morning inside attending the first presentation of the day; “The Achievable Dream”. which offers a fairly complete how-to for riding a motorcycle around the world.
We had seen this presentation before but it was still useful as there were specific questions being asked and answered which added new information for us.
At lunch it began raining and everyone was forced to find whatever shelter they could while eating. (later on in the afternoon the ranch staff put up tarps for dinner)
Steve and Deb Atwood from the UK are heading to Alaska from here so we sat down with them after lunch and went through the maps and my photos to give them some first hand information and suggestions for places to see while there.
There was an off road riding seminar in the afternoon that was advertised as being for beginners. I had thought it might be of interest to watch but it was pouring rain by then so it quickly lost it’s appeal for me.
With the rain coming down heavily Janine and I decided to use the spare time to pack up the tent and whip down to Princeton to book a room for the night, then come back for dinner and the evening presentations.
The evening meal was even more disappointing than last night; a slice of roast beef on a bun with some barbeque sauce and some tossed salad. Again we had pre-paid $18.00 per person for this meal. (The complaints were pretty much universal.)
After the evening presentations we headed down to Princeton to our nice dry room.
The meeting was a bit of a disappointment. There are certainly opportunities for improvement as far as the facilities and meals. We made some great new friends and gained a lot of good information and, after all, that is all that really matters.