Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tuesday evening

Well, I do have some catching up to do.  So on Friday we left Jasper National Park and drove about 74 miles (119 km) to Valemount.  It was kind of out in the middle of no where, but a very nice park (Yvonne you can write this one down) Irvins Park & Campground.

We were there early enough to get a couple of loads of laundry done (hurrah, more clean clothes - it is the little things that make you happy when you are out in the RV).  Our four leaders prepared dinner for us and we had a very fun evening.

The next morning was our long driving day - 260 miles to outside of Cache Creek, B.C.  Finally connected with Highway 99 (in the direction of Lillooet - isn't that a wonderful name?) to a place called Hat Creek Ranch.  It is a place that has actually been located there, as a road house, in the late 1800's.  There were no hook-ups (electricity, water and sewer) so we all parked in a big field with all our RV's in a kind of a circle, with a big open space in the center.

You can see there isn't much there (a la eastern Washington, brown hills with scrub).  It was quite warm and without any where to plug it, no air conditioning or fans.  But we did all survive.  And at our nightly meeting Elaine and I were totally surprised with birthday cake and ice cream and cards.  It was very nice.

The next day we drove from Cache Creek, BC to Rosedale, BC.  But along the way, we made a stop at Hells Gate.  This is a very narrow passage of the Fraser River between mountains on one side that are part of the Cascade range and the other side which is part of the Pacific Ridge.  [and for me who doesn't usually do heights, it was something else.]  We got in the tram at the top and headed down,

This was our lunch stop.  Very nice, too.  And then continued on to Camperland RV Resort.  (OK, but nothing to write home about, but it did have water, electric and sewer.)  We are now in Burnaby, B.C. (outside Vancouver).  Adventures abound.  More later.

1 comment:

  1. what a beautiful campground surrounded by those mountains and trees! I put it on my list!
    Did you both celebrated a birthday? Congratulations to you both. Your trip looks awsome, it must be fun traveling with such a large group!