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Aug 21, 2019 - Fraser Lake to Prince George

Aug 21, Part 2 From Fraser Lake (lunch stop) to our destination, Prince George, B.C. There were still lots of mountain scenery, but now we began to see some ranches and farm land and many fields of hay bales, round and square. Plenty of cattle and a few horses. Each new community that we passed through had beautiful welcome signs enticing you to come visit their town. The closer we came to Prince George the communities were more European Canadian than First Nation Communities. Here the logging industry is very active, and we passed by...

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May 27, 2019 - To Prince George, BC

Today we traveled 179.7 miles in 3-1/4 hours. There was a stretch of marshy wetlands that is an important waterfowl area. They say to watch for eagles, osprey, horned owls and woodpeckers but we didn’t see any. But there was a tiny snaking river that was "ribboning" back and forth. B.C. has a lot of forest fires caused by lightening and there were some evidence of old burn areas on the hills. We had a little road construction where they are widening the road to four lanes, causing a little slow down northbound. We drove past Williams Lake...

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May 27, 2019 - Prince George, BC

Saw black bears along the highway and a moose by a pond. Very hard to get pictures, but I'll keep trying! We went to Cottonwood Island Park. They have carvings of faces and other subjects in the bark of the mature Cottonwood trees in the park. They were carved by local resident Elmer Gunderson who is a former City of Prince George Parks. He helped build the trails in the 1980's. He was paid to do the carvings. In 2005 he did 8 but 2 were lost due to flooding. In 2016 he did 6 more and in 2017 he did 8 more and added his name and year to...

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Alaska 2019

Sep 1, 2018 - Haines, Ak to Campbell River, BC

We left you in Haines, Alaska. We spent basically 2 days there. On the Friday with clouds low and mountains well-hidden, we drove around the small town. We explored Fort Seward with its huge mansion type houses lined up on a hill. We toured a salmon packing plant and watched salmon filleted, depin boned, and shrink-wrapped packed for travel. A piece of halibut found its way into our camper. Tasty! A hammer museum...yes you read right...was explored. Over 2000 different hammers were on display. 5000 more are in storage. We even saw one that...

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Jun 25, 2018 - North to Prince George, BC, Canada

Bit the bullet and drove north for almost 500 miles today through the somewhat treacherous Canada 1 Hwy all the way to Prince George. The road was narrow, windy, and had lots of hills. Other than that, and the rain, it was a very pleasant drive along the Fraser River.. We traversed some very beautiful country and now we are up in an area where the wildlife should be very prevalent including moose, elk, deer, wolves, eagles, ... June 25 Prince George. Our first night was memorialized by the abundance of hungry mosquitos at our campsite...

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Jun 21, 2018 - Heading to Prince George for a nights stay

On June 13th we moved from Kamloops, BC to Prince George, BC for a one night stay. Still on the Alaska Highway. After a nights rest at the Bee Lazee RV Park, we got up early, got ready to take off & would you believe....on the trucks dash it read.....Trailer not connected....GRRRRR ! So Pete messed around with the plug ins & all of a sudden, it showed connected. QUICK ! Jump in & lets take off.

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May 20, 2018 - British Columbia

Day: 9 Miles: 249 Total Miles: 2150 Start: Jasper, AB Stop: Prince George, BC Campground: Blue Cedars CG Such a good sleep last night. The trains finally stopped rolling by and the first one this morning was about 0430. I think the number of trains compares with Sandpoint, ID where we saw over 100 trains per day. As we continued our drive through the Canadian Rockies, the views just kept coming. Our stop at Mt Robson was nice, but the mountain was covered in clouds – disappointing since we saw the mountain in full sun in 2011. Before we...

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Alaska 2018

Aug 24, 2017 - Prince George, BC

PRINCE GEORGE: We left Watson Lake on Aug. 19th and took the Cassiar Highway (#37) south. Our first stop was at Mountain Shadow RV Park in Iskut. It was a very nice clean park, peaceful and quiet with a lovely view of a lake and the mountains. We took a nice stroll after dinner down a trail along the lake. Further down the highway the next day we noticed that the leaves are starting to turn. Fall is in the air. Time to head further south! We took the turn off to Stewart. With the weather as it was we got some fairly interesting pictures on...

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Aug 18, 2017 - Back to Prince George, BC

Today’s drive was more of the same through Birch and Spruce trees, farmland and pastures. Today on the Trans-Canada Yellowhead highway we were always near water, some rivers and a few lakes. After passing Fraser Lake, with a few small establishments like Corner Store and ranches, we came upon Fort Fraser. This spot on the Nechako river is where the Grand Trunk Railway (which later became Canadian National RR) was completed linking Prince Rupert, a deep water port to the west, with the interior of British Columbia. This high country area is...

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Jun 25, 2017 - Prince George

A quiet day today which has been lovely. Weather is about 29 but not too hot. This morning we visited the Train Museum, which was actually interesting for about the first hours or so - I then sat the in gallery and enjoyed the art. We then drove around town visiting the uni, connaught park, the brewery, the airport and just looking at the city itself which is slightly bigger than Wagga, but boy is Wagga more cosmopolitian and just better looking! Off to Jasper tomorrow - we can't wait for that one!

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May 23, 2017 - Up to Prince George, BC

We headed off with good weather in the forecast for the day. Sunny with clouds. We traveled along the Thompson River back to Highway 97 northbound. There was plenty of ranches and small farms along the way. We passed through Cache Creek, and then Clinton where we stayed in 2009 with the very funny owner that not only ran the RV park but cooked up a BBQ dinner and put on his comedy act of insulting everyone ala Don Rickles style. We continued north passing Williams Lake that hosts an annual Rodeo or "Stampede". There is a statue of a bull...

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Oct 4, 2016 - Back in the Good Old U. S. of A.

Tuesday 04 My god today’s drive was the worst and we were within a few hundred miles of the U.S. border. I would have expected this up in the Yukon. It even caused a closet door to break and fall off breaking the mirror on it. We passed a pretty bad accident. It looked like maybe a junk car fell off of a truck causing the accident with one of the cars sideswiping a semi which may have knocked a tire off of it. I had written some postcards last night to mail today. I still had eight Canadian post card stamps that I bought on the way up to...

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