Saturday, August 30, 2014

Yellowhead Highway

This is a lovely road heads basically West thru valleys, farmland and forest.

We travel beside rivers and railroad tracks with views of lakes in the distance.  The “villages” along here are mostly First Nation, not too many services available for the traveler.  For the first time in a long time there is no rain.  We found a provincial park on Lake Beaumont for the night.  And even though this is still August, it is getting dark earlier and there is a chill in the air, trees are beginning to come into their fall colors.

Yesterday’s drive took us thru the small (by some standards) town of Smithers. In the downtown area we found a sausage factory/store.  Course we had to stop!  They had some very good sausages, we especially liked the Elk and Buffalo Cranberry.  Then there was the bakery around the corner where they had some wonderful Raisin bread.

Today was Prince George, this is a large town with good shopping so we re-stocked the food supplies and filled the fuel tank then continued south to the really small village of Hixon.  There is a small campground next to a small stream where we are spent the night.  This is a belted Kingfisher.

and this is its playground

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