Hudson Bay Lodge
Travel Blogs from Smithers
Today we are told that we are using "smooth" gravel all the way to lunch at Fraser Lake. We then head west towards Houston and join the Yellowhead Highway to reach the overnight hotel in Smithers.
With the car functioning again, we were more hopeful that we could survive the gravel tests. The first was OK for us with a couple of seconds of …
... trip of a lifetime. Tomorrow we all have breakfast together, then it’s “on the road”! There will be laughter and tears and fond farewells…we hope to stay in touch.
And to all our friends and family back home and around the
country we hope you’ve enjoyed our journey…this was written with you all in
mind. At different times, in different sentences, in different pictures things
were said hoping you would get a little chuckle. In fact, ...
... this. This year there is no drought in this area. Lots and lots of water, many lakes, rivers and ponds with water lilies...no Moose yet. Signs for them...I did see my first Loon. I can hardly wait to hear them. I've included some photos of the terrain and the lakes...around about every curve there was another lake.
The roads are good, and the traffic, light. Seems that ...
... Canadian (not Red Indian, Mum) villages today with original and numerous totem poles. It was definitely worth a stop and a few photos.
We then changed direction totally and left the Cassiar Highway heading south to join the Yellowhead Highway (great name) to head East. Yes, now we're heading East so we can come back West to Vancouver. These roads are a nightmare!
Anyway, the next thing we saw, we unfortunately didn't catch on camera but both of us were pretty unified ...
... pulling a 35ft. fifth wheel trailer. Go Figure!
I spent time in Smithers, neat little town. Fancies itself as a little Switzerland. Basically most of businesses are along Hwy 16, but the downtown area with the banners and all did add to the overall impression.
I am parked at a RV Campground and if it weren’t so overcast would be able to take a shot of the A liner with the glacier in the background. Tried to drive up to the twin falls, ...