Friday, September 14, 2007


September 14 ~ Friday ~ sun, sun, sun!
Just a bit foggy early, then sun all day long...AND 77 degrees! We started later than planned, having stopped at WalMart and Tim Horton's (good coffee and yummy ham and cheese bisquits...except this one only had the cheese...still yummy). Just walking back to the p/u when a BC couple drove up and stopped to inquire about Arctic Fox campers, so talked to them for about 45 minutes before leaving Prince George which is about 50 miles east of the geographical center of British Columbia, Vanderhoof. Nice drive, stopped in Williams Lake at their new tourist centRE, then back-tracked to the post office to 'post' a couple packages.
The Cariboo Highway ~97~ has a lot of history...and cool sounding names of towns to go with that history...Likely, Horsefly, Lac La Hache (meaning 'Lake of the Ax', named by a French Canadian coureur de bois or voyageur "becuase of a small ax he found on it's shores"), 70 Mile or 100 Mile or 150 Mile House (hamed for their distance from each other). The 100 Mile House was a stop for fur traders and later a post house on the Cariboo Waggon Road to the goldfields. The highway, at times, follows the Fraser River, quite historical in it's own right, as one of the routes to the Klondike goldfields. Arrived in Cashe Creek about 5pm and decided to call it a day and stay...for the third the Brookside Campground...nice and neat again (maybe that should be BC's motto!). Don't know if we'll make it home tomorrow or not...maybe or maybe Sunday.

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