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ROCKY MOUNTAINEER TRAIN DAY 1
Had to be up and down in the hotel lobby by 6:30 am, so we actually seen the sunrise. Not good for holidays!
Onto a coach and out to the terminal, a large building where we were served orange juice then a bagpiper piped us onto the train. They turn up everywhere? The train has 23 carriages with 760 people on …
A long drive today but one which took us from the lush green of the mountains and valleys of Whistler to the semi arid almost desert like landscape of Kamloops.
The day started with us having to change the hire car. It appears we were given the ultimate insult by Avis when they down graded our car in Vancouver and gave us a compact instead …
... River behind and follow the Thompson from now on.
We have left behind the temperate climate and rainforests of Vancouver and are now in hot, arid desert area. In Rainbow Canyon the minerals in the rocks reflect many colours giving the canyon a painted look. Copper turns green and purple when oxidised while iron turns orange and red and the yellow is due to sulphur deposits. The banks of the Thompson River become quite steep round here and the ...
... among the mountains. The scenery wasn't as mountainous and dramatic as we saw on our drive to Jasper but gorgeous none-the-less.
Day 2 on the train from Kamloops to Vancouver was through absolutely stunning scenery. We travelled through 26 tunnels, the rail track in many places is between steep mountains on one side and steep drops to the river and valley below on the other side - just spectacular. We saw rugged areas with high ...
... mechanics to see who will work on this rig tomorrow. Then they'll have it towed to that facility, and we'll sit and wait for it. Hopefully, we'll be able to sit in the RV unless the mechanic is actually working on it. Also, hopefully, we'll be able to get on the road, if not tomorrow afternoon, then Tuesday morning.
We'll need those thoughts and prayers. Thanks.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSouth Thompson Inn & Conference Center Kamloops
A lovely setting for the ranch. Very comfortable room with a verandah that overlooked the South Thompson river. Greast night.
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