|The Sign marks the spot!|
|We are on our way!|
We stayed at the Mile O RV Park which is on the north side of town pretty much at Mile 0 of the AK Highway!
The two notable events while we were there was;
1. A long day trip to a beautiful water fall in the countryside
2. Fresh water pump that needed replacing
We also visited our first International Wal-mart. There were 3 RV's there boondocking!
The pump turned out to be a non-issue. One of several local RV service centers had a stockpile of them and I got one and installed it in less then an hour. But, if they had not had one...!!!
The trip was to Kinuseo Falls near Tumblers Ridge. Tumblers Ridge is about 60 miles SE of Dawson Creek and was built in1970's as the nearby coal fields were developed. However in the 90's when coal demand fell it nearly became a ghost town. But, some dinosaur fossils were discovered nearby and it regained some of it lost glory and is today considered an excellent area for researchers interested in dinosaurs. And, the last few years two of the old coal mines have reopened!
|More Gravel Road|
|A river we crossed|
Well after we drove out to Tumblers Ridge, we discovered it was another 40 miles to Kinuseo Falls over a gravel road! And of course 40 miles back! But, oh was the scenery beautiful! This was mountainous terrain in the Spring and the creeks and rivers were running vigorously, but not at all in a flood stage! Still to early - we could see a lot of snow yet unmelted in the mountains around us and every now and then we were in a little bit of it as we went up and down the mountains!
|One view of the Falls|
|The river at the bottom!|
|Bridges were narrow!|
|The Kinuseo Falls was spectacular|
|The very head of Kinuseo Falls!|
|Some tunnels on the old coal mining road!|
|A fellow traveler on the road thru the woods!|
|Also some strange signs - don't climb the cliff in your car??|
We feel so fortunate to be travelling through such beautiful countryside. And, I am getting acclimated to the cold.
BJ's blog is ready for prime time it appears and I will include a link to it in my next post.
We are staying at Rotary Club park in Ft St John. As a long time Rotarian and member of the Melbourne Rotary Club I had to stop here. Beautiful park on the shores of Charlies Lake. More in my next post (along with BJ's link)!
Always at home, no matter where we are!!