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Sep 17, 2013 - The British Columbia Gold Trail

Tues Sep 17 We left Prince George and headed south on a new road – BC 97. We drove through pleasant country with an increase in the number of horse ranches. Ginger drove twice today, getting a little more “seat time”, and did very well. The most remarkable thing along our journey of 250 miles today was the town of Quesnel which claims to have the largest gold pan in the world on display. They also have a number of plywood, pulp and lumber mills so if you want to stay there check the prevailing winds and choose wisely. Our next stop of...

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May 29, 2013 - Clinton, BC, CA to Prince George, BC, CA

We left Clinton early in the morning. I'm traveling with a man who is still on Eastern time. Everything he does is early. What can I say? Clinton is a small village. I think I said that before. We filled up on gas here and, after some calculation, figured out we were paying $5.25 a gallon. If Canada has a lot of oil, they sure are not giving it away. I guess that price is for everyone. Maybe the locals have a special card, but I doubt it. As soon as we left town, the scenery began again. But just as good as the scenery was the history...

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May 19, 2013 - Clinton, BC

It was a scenic drive on Highway 8 along the Nicola River, then Highway 1 (the Trans-Canada Highway) along the Thompson River to Gold Trail RV Park in Clinton BC. Gold Trail is run by Micheal Dier, a gregarious man, who took our American dollars like they were Canadian. He had to move a questionable motor home so that Stacy could have the pull thru. He also has a BBQ every evening, choice of salmon, steak, ribs or chicken. All but Stacy and Sharon went. Purportedly there was a good fishing lake just outside of town but no one could find the...

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Jun 6, 2011 - Day 2

Today we were off by 7:30 am headed first for MP 267 Rest Stop on I5 to meet Mary and Dennis ~ somehow we managed to be I5 minutes late! Oh well. We chatted a few minutes about our plan and we were off headed North on I 5 - We picked up Rt 546 outside Blaine, WA and headed East through Watcom County farming communities ~ it was beautiful ~ and then headed North to Sumas BC. We sailed through Customs ~ the only thing they wanted to know was whether or not we had certain ffresh fruits and veggies, including apples and potatoes. We had eaten...

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Jun 1, 2011 - Clinton, BC - Traveling in Beautiful BC

(Ron Writing) We left Abbotsford, BC this morning heading northeast on Trans-Canada Highway 1. Two years ago we drove parts of this highway in eastern Canada including the very eastern end of the highway across Newfoundland. A little east of Abbotsford we stopped at a BC visitor center to get some advice and literature about the areas we planned to visit. The attendant who helped us was very knowledgeable and helpful. At Hope, BC Hwy 1 bends almost directly north on a scenic route called the Fraser Canyon Highway. The Fraser River became...

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May 28, 2011 - Clinton, BC

Left Nairn Provincial Park the morning of May 28th and stopped in Pemberton at the visitor center to take advantage of their free "Sani-station" to empty our black and grey tanks and fill up with fresh water. About 10 miles east of Pemberton we encountered the first major grade of 13 to 14 percent which climbed about 6,000 ft. in 9 miles. When planning this trip I had heard of the grades along this route but wasn't concerned since our motor home had managed a short 18 percent grade on Vancouver Island a few years ago. And as I thought the...

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Aug 30, 2010 - Clinton

We departed Prince George this morning about 0830 heading to a campground in Clinton, British Columbia, a distance of about 230 miles. In that 230 miles we ran into nine different construction jobs on Highway 97. All of these jobs are well along and we only had to stop and wait at two of the jobs. In the far north there are only two seasons. One is winter and the other in construction because no construction takes place during the winter. The drive was pleasant and dry for the most of the way. We did run into some rain about 20 miles north...

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Jun 21, 2010 - Canada

We left camp around 10am and had to stop for a few items by the time we got everything it was 11 am when we got to the border. We went to Sumas to cross over into Canada. There were a few cars and 3 other MHs in front of us. When our turn came they asked us some questions and they told us have a good day. We were shocked that they never came into the MH. That was the easiest time we ever had. Here we are back in the mountains and it has started to rain. We are following the Alaskan Highway book the Mile Post. It is pretty cool. It tells you...

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The Traveling Duo

May 31, 2010 - Leaving the Lower 48!

May 31st, 2010 We're really on our way to Alaska!! We crossed the border this morning around 9ish. After not sleeping last night,,,,, worrying about the border crossing both George and I are exhausted. There are so many rules of what you can and can't bring across. We tried really hard to read all the material off the Internet to be within their guidelines..... but in the end it was a piece of cake crossing over. The border guard was really only interested in how long we planned to being in Canada! I don't know why I get so nervous about...

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On The Road Again

May 31, 2010 - Cultus Lake, BC to Clinton, BC Drive

This morning, we packed up to begin (what we considered) the adventure. It was drizzling rain but that didn't dampen our spirits. The first part of the trip was along Hwy 1. Other than some snow covered mountains peaking through the clouds, there wasn't much scenery. We turned onto Trans-Canada Route 1 and things got real beautiful. We drove along the canyon cut by the Fraser River surrounded by huge mountains. The first part of the trip was lush green and heavily wooded. After about a hundred miles, the scenery completely changed. It was...

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Dan & Dee's Travels

Aug 7, 2009 - On our own again--Down to Clinton so we can get insulted by Michael

August 7, 2009 I got up this morning and attended the “hitch-up breakfast” that he staff threw with coffee, bagels and muffins. I said goodbye to all our traveling companions with promises to get together, then went back to work on the travel log and some planning for the UT class since the satellite was working. Susan got up about 9:15, and we didn’t head out until about 10:00, our latest start since we joined the caravan. Today we were just driving, although I missed the structure of the trip log advising us of various interesting sights...

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Jun 14, 2009 - Clinton BC

Our trip to Clinton was good - no traffic. We had our treat at a very busy DQ in Cache Creek and talked to a lady from NFL. We got to our $9.99 campsite on Main Street which turned out to be $15. But it is still much better than paying $40 a night in Kelowna. Very bad water though. The campground had a buffet but the kitchen didn't look very clean so we didn't try it. We went for a walk downtown and looked at old pictures and window shopped at old antiques - all left out overnight. I guess nothing gets stolen around here. We had supper in a...

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