Travel Blogs from Hope
... 1. I was surprised to find a six lane expressway, until we turned off at Hope ( am I back in Arkansas?) We headed north on a 2-lane road, and encountered the Fraser River. Every few turns we went thru a tunnel, rather than over the mountain. There are a total of 7 tunnels. This road became known as the Cariboo Gold Rush. We went thru the Yale Tunnel, then the small town of Yale, famous for rafting. Our drive ...
... the river was a train line (both single tracks): they are different names. We saw a train heading north today pulled by 2 engines followed by 72 freight cars joined onto another engine and another 82 cars attached. A couples of minutes later heading south on the line we saw one of those railway trucks which run along the lines and a few minutes after that we see another train with 2 engines and 150 freight carriages headings north on the same line. Hope ...
Before we get started here, let us set the mood for you all
at home. We have just survived our first medical emergency of the trip and are
settling in for a relaxing night following a solid meal of wieners &
ketchup, washed down with our old friend Sailor Jerry and his sidekick, Coke.
This is when we start to reminisce on the happenings of the past few days of
our just-begun journey.
Sitting here at ...
... who rebelled against the Orthodox church and the Tsarist government and proclaimed a new way of life based on simplicity and pacifism and loving your neighbor and rejecting authority. They had a Quaker view of divinity, as the spark residing in each human being. They were strongly contested by the Church and Tsar, and are periodically exiled to some new far off place. In 1895 they carry out a big public gun burning event in Crimea I ...
... s really spring here now, the place was buzzing with insects; especially dragonflies and a few butterflies - most notable a large Swallowtail sp. The temperature range is almost identical to Brisbane's today and as a result - it's my first 'shorts' day. After birding for a few hours we decided it was time to 'Hope for lunch '. [get it?] Before lunch we had to check in to our hotel which was, when we booked, a Best Western'. We were ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking