Travel Blogs from Kamloops
... the sites, so we ended up dry camping at the Flying J (gas station) !!!! Whoopie! But, we all made the best of it and had dinner and breakfast and then we got on our separate ways. They drive south to the border and us to Vancouver. We are officially over the 10,000 mile mark and Nick has driven ALL of it!
Day 132 - The drive to Vancouver (about 250 miles) takes us over two summits each about 4000++ in elevation. One is the Surrey Lake Summit and the ...
21 August 2013 I have just had my last walk through our accommodation, another Fairmont. I would say the most impressive motel ever, not modern but steeped in history, antique furniture still being used' tapestries, paintings, the architecture magnificent. Another cold night last night about 2 degrees, it was -1 at Jasper, they are expecting snow within a few days and we will miss it. I walked down to the golf course this morning to take a photo of ...
... front of the train going over our bridge VERY slowly - I took photos but again didn't look down. When we had gone over the bridge Jill told us it had caught fire 2 years ago!!
Around this area she told us to look out for bald eagles, so we did, and yay, we saw some. Magnificent birds with a massive wing span. They sometimes wait for osprey to catch a fish, then attack the osprey and get its catch.
we are now near the end of our wonderful ...
... I understand it was closed for a while on the previous night). At times the road condition was slushy, other areas were visibly icy, some sections had black ice, for a while I bounced over frozen slush with no sign of the pavement underneath and at one point the road surface was actually clear. The most interesting road condition lasted for about an hour as I reached and then descended over the summit - the 'bob sled ...
... a course of antibiotics for diarrhoea. We would decide later whether we pick them up or not :)
We left around 4:10, and I was pleasantly surprised with the bill. It was raining and got dark not long after we left. Visibility wasn't the greatest in the car, as it was raining and there were patches of a lot of fog. We tried to fiddle around with the lights and fog lights to get better vision, but not much luck.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed