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Oct 3, 2018 - Smithers, British Columbia

Smithers is a nice town on the Yellowhead Highway. It is much like any small town with most amenities a small town in the US might have with several fast food restaurants, restaurants and a nice selection of stores. we had a nice caravan sponsored dinner at an Italian restaurant in town. Other than that it was a "wind down" stop on the way to our last stop on the caravan in Prince George.

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Aug 27, 2018 - Bye Bye Prince Rupert, Hello Smithers

It was a little bit of a sad day, we had to bid farewell to Prince Rupert. Jax and I agree, we could easily have filled another 2 or 3 days there, and had a little more down time too. However, we’re all so happy to have had the time that we did in this gorgeous city. It was a busy morning – I had most of the camp broken down and packed before the kids were up, and was off to Dolly’s to pick up our fish shortly after 8, and have a final drive through town. It turns out they didn’t need both of our coolers, but they packed the other one...

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Aug 15, 2017 - Ft Telkwa - Smithers BC

The road is definitely getting better and we made great time and made a last minute change to our RV park and ended up at Ft Telkwa......SUPER nice place with great rates AND a sauna!!! Smithers is a quaint little town and the weather was good so we took off on a motorcycle ride to see the sights with the obligatory stops at the local Harley shop and the visitor center......it was there our second really big issue occurred (Jackie going home was the first). As we were pulling into park, a girl was pulling away from the curb and ran right...

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Jul 30, 2017 - Sneezing and straight roads

Day 3, Leah: Being the “old people” that we are, we had gone to bed early so we also rose early. Up by 7am and camp packed and on the road by 8am, not bad for two bikers functioning without even a morning COFFEE. That’s right, no coffee until we got to Vanderhoof. To get there, it was a tiny bit of back-tracking but after the rain yesterday we decided we needed a hot breakfast. Vanderhoof was almost looking like a ghost town this morning, we turned towards what looked like downtown and Keith spotted a lone pedestrian. Of course Keith is the...

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2017 BC Bike Trip

Sep 5, 2016 - Smithers, BC

Today we traveled 206 miles, which took 5 hours. On our way we stopped at the historic village of Gitanyow, at one point it had the largest number of original totem poles of any Coastal First Nations village, many dating from the mid 19th century. Less than 20 original poles remain. This is another one night stay, so not much time to sight see.

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Aug 26, 2016 - Day 61 Smithers, BC

Day 61 Glacier View RVPark. Woke up to sun!! though slightly overcast. Met neighbors in huge motorhome next to us.They're from BC. Funniest story. They met a fellow traveler with a motorhome and a toadie (car towed behind). They were stopped in Jasper and had left the toad unlocked. Well, as they drove down the road they heard all this honking and people were pointing, so they stopped. Apparently an older man with Alzheimer's had gotten into their toad by mistake. So they drove him a half hour back to Jasper and found his family. The...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Aug 25, 2016 - Day 60 Smithers, BC

Day 60 Glacier View RV Park. Nice drive today. Glaciers and waterfalls on the road out of Stewart (it's an in and out drive) pretty good roads for a change. I'm a little weary of getting tossed around the truck. Smithers is a pretty big town for only a pop of 5500. SUN and upper 70's. Now I'm complaining I'm too hot"..almost. Went to Visitor Center and a big Safeway, yay! Found out there's a local fair going on. Trying to talk John into going to a horse training. Found out more about the hikes and think we'll do the Crater Lake. It's about...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Jul 30, 2016 - Beside the Bulkley

Tuesday we traveled a short way along the Columbia River, then crossed the river and continued north, still along the Columbia. We had crossed the Columbia here on our Lewis and Clark trip, going the other direction. It was here, on the other trip, that we put the kayaks in and kayaked down the Columbia a ways—and back. The back was the hard part. As we crested the bluff from the river we were presented with a panorama of beautiful snow- capped volcanic mountains. Closest to us was what is left of Mt. St Helens after the 1980 eruption....

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Jul 24, 2016 - Prince George to Smithers BC

July 24, 2016 I was up with the dawn at 4:00 despite it being overcast and raining. This does not bode well for me in Alaska where we will have 18-20 hours of daylight. Think I may have to get out my eyeshades now! Seemed like many others were up too. Since we had to wait until 10:00 when Costco opened, we cleaned up the rig and did some odd “fix it” jobs which necessitated our going to Canadian Tire. Our primary reason for going to Costco was to get some smoked salmon and another dinner. Can you believe that Costco only carries smoled...

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Jul 20, 2016 - Smithers July 20 - 22

Staying at a Par 3 golf and RV place Settling in for 3 nights and probably play a round or two. Our planned pork chop dinner on the Bar Bee was less than desired. Marion opened the package and the meat stunk so badly!!!! We never experienced bad meat before, we suspect the store repackaged/redated it and put it on the shelf. Luckily we had other stuff in the freezer , so we just extended our happy hour to two!!! A few weeks ago there was a story on the 6PM news showing and talking about some record huge mushrooms and they were...

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Prince Rupert Bound

Jul 1, 2016 - Smithers Part 2 and Terrace

June 26th Just a little excitement before we left Smithers. Dropped a full jar of olives packed in olive oil onto the computer and the bed. Everything was saturated in olive oil including comforter, bedding, towels and the computer. Luckily the computer was closed so only the outside got oily however that cannot be said for all the bedding. So instead of leaving for New Hazelton as I mentioned we spent the next 3 hours in a laundry mat getting everything washed. Eventually we arrived at Seeley Lake Provincial Park much later than we thought...

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Jun 26, 2016 - Smithers

June 24th First order of the day was helping an elderly couple get their van out of the ditch. Just part of travelling with other seniors! Longest drive of the trip so far from Fraser Lake to just outside Smithers and Tyhee Lake Provincial Park. The vista’s we have seen as we come over the hill have been just stunning. The foliage has changed from fir to Black Cotton and spruce forest has been stunning. It is dark green, blue green and grey green forests. Bill saw the second Bear of the drive along side the road. We stopped in Burns Lake...

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