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Aug 10, 2013 - Prince George, BC

Aug. 10 On our travel to Prince George we come by the Houston Fishing Rod. The World's Largest Fishing Rod is constructed entirely of aluminum and is anodized bronze to simulate graphite. It is 18.3 meters (60 feet) tall and weighs approximately 363.6 kilograms (800 pounds). The reel has a diameter of 90 cm (36 inches). The fly is a florescent orange "Skykomish Sunrise" and is 52.5 cm (21 inches) long. The fly is attached onto bright 5/8 inch floating line of hollow plastic with tapered leader. The rod was installed at Steelhead Park in...

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Aug 9, 2013 - Prince George, BC

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 we drove from Mountain Shadow RV Park, where we stayed last night, to Stewart BC. Driving down the Cassiar Highway was one of the most beautiful drives we have had since coming up here. Mountains towering all along the Cassiar Mountain Range, with glaciers and waterfalls that have frozen in place as they tumbled down the gigantic mountains. Then we turned onto the Glacier Highway which has some of the most spectacular glaciers in the world. We are staying about 8 miles from the place that is supposed to be the best...

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Jul 31, 2013 - Kelowna BC- Prince George BC

-Adam We have been at my Grandfather's for the past two days having a visit with him. It was very relaxing and nice being spoiled there with tons of blue cheese, crackers, marmite as well as my grandparents company. We went to see the lake in Kelowna and got to buy a couple of well needed items. We bought an extra blanket so we don't have to freeze like we did in St. Mary Montana, bought new light bulbs and new oil for my baby. We changed the oil as a preventative measure on my bike and improved the wiring of a couple of lights on my bike....

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Alaska Bound 2013

Jun 30, 2013 - Prince George, BC

We passed through the town of Chetwynd, the Chain Saw Capital of the World, on our way to Prince George and Bee Lazee RV Park. Two deer ran across the road in front of us. We traveled on Canada Highway 97. This 252 mile stretch of Highway 97, named for former British Columbia Premier John Hart, begins at Prince George, travelling for 94 miles north through the small hamlet of Summit Lake, which is situated at the Continental Divide, as well as through Crooked River Provincial Park, Bear Lake and McLeod Lake, to its intersection with Highway...

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Jun 16, 2013 - Yellowhead Highway, Saskatoon, SK to Prince George, BC

Sunday, June 16 Weather: Overcast and 54 degrees with some drizzle then by the time we reached Jasper, sunny and in the 70s. Yellowhead Highway, Saskatoon, SK to Prince George, BC We climbed out of our cozy nest in the back of the Tahoe around 6:00 am MT and drove into Saskatoon for breakfast at McDonalds. I was reminded that Canadians no longer use the penny when I offered to give a penny to make the amount an even dollar. Their cash register receipts now automatically add a line for “rounding adjustment” to the nearest 5 cents. I would...

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Jun 8, 2013 - Idling in Prince George

We pulled into Prince George yesterday, a 90 mile drive from Quesnel where we spent Wednesday night. Long story, I had been feeling poorly since Sunday. Low fever and headache and dry cough. Finally Wednesday afternoon I decided I better get it checked out. Ya I had some help with that decision. Off to the emergency room at the local hospital in Quesnel about 5PM. After 5 hours and about $740 out of pocket I was released. They did blood work, antibiotic via IV drip and a chest x-ray the doctor diagnosed pneumonia. I am in the middle of the...

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May 24, 2013 - Prince George, BC

We are all very excited because today our destination is Prince George and the Canadian Super Store. Right, another shopping day. Bee Lazee RV Park is a little bit outside of town and we had to drive through some nasty road construction but it is a lovely RV Park with good electricity. And just before the road construction is Aspen Grove Golf Course. More rain and this time it meant mosquitoes. Our 2nd day dawned bright and sunny so the golf course beckoned. However clouds rolled in and between the 4th and 5th hole the skies opened up....

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Sep 27, 2012 - Prince George, BC

Today we traveled the rest of the Cassiar and the Yellowhead highway to Prince George, BC. The weather was cold and rainy most of the way and it was a long day. Tonight we're camping at the BEE LAZEE Rv park just south of Prince George. We've come over 800 miles south since Sunday and have today arrived back into the population. Prince George is a good sized town with lots of all the stuff we find in large towns. Cars, traffic, lot's of people and hustle bustle. We're a little sad to leave all that vast quiet space behind us. But we're...

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Alaskan Adventure

Sep 14, 2012 - Day 77

Departing Telkwa, we continued Easterly on the Yellowhead Highway towards Prince George, BC. A nice sun shiny day. We passed through the towns of Houston, Topley, Decker Lake, Burns Lake, Fraser Lake, and Vanderhoof on our way to Prince George. Houston boasts the largest fly fishing rod, a 60 ft long anodized aluminum fly rod with a 21 in. "Skuskomish Sunrise" flourescent fly. I don't think I would want to try to do any fishing with it. Houston is also the Steelhead Fishing Capitol of the World. We were not able to get a photo of the...

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Sep 5, 2012 - a parting of the ways

As the Yellowhead Highway took us east through British Columbia, the scenery changed from mountains, lakes, and forest to mountains, lakes and farms. Although there were still “watch for moose” signs on the road, when we saw big, brown animals, they were cows. Gold miners came through this area, but these days logging is the biggest industry. We passed through a number of quaint, small towns that looked like most small towns in the lower 48, rather than that scruffy “end of the road” look that was typical of the Yukon. Prince George was...

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Sep 3, 2012 - prince george, bc

Our last night, and one more meal. There is a continal breakfast in the moning, but I said my good-by's at supper. By the time they got to breakfast i had couple hundred mile behing me, was on the road about 4am, headed to everett, WA. Found out that there is a west coast tour starting in everett, and ending in LA...Just where I was heading, so what the heck...stay tuned. But in the mean time have several days here to clean, and get truck to atuo hobby shop at NS Everett of over due oil change.

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Aug 22, 2012 - Telkwa To Prince George

8-22 Telkwa To Prince George Sunny and 58 Degrees Stayed at Treasure Cove Casino Today’s drive looked different. There are really no farms in Alaska since the climate just isn’t suitable for farming. Along the highway today we’re seeing farms, hay bales rolled up, and cows and horses grazing in pastures. We’re also traveling still through some forests and seeing some logging activity. I got a glimpse of a fox in a meadow beside the road this morning! Went past too fast for any pictures. We are no longer driving long stretches of...

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