Monday, September 28, 2009

Princeton to Victoria

Aug. 5th - on our way back home from Saskatchewan. The showers is kinda shabby and run down, but it works. We are on our way by 8:45 and make a stop at the Princeton Husky for gas and I shoot down to the valley at the mill. We have a coffee stop a little later at the roadside by a babbling brook. I tried a movie of this spot, but there was too much wind noise in it. There is so much smoke in the air so that I do not want to stop at Bridal Veil Falls. I am worried about there being another fire raging, closer to Hope. We finally get some radio news and there is no mention of any newer fires. We have our lunch stop at Cultus Lake.

On Friday we drove out to Mission to start our RROC and BDC fuel economy run. We over night in Mission and have a lovely drive up the Fraser Canyon to Merritt. There is no smoke, now, but we do not stop as we are in this contest to see who can use the least fuel on the trip. We stop at the Hell's Gate airtram to take the gondola down to lunch. I cannot get on it, though, so stay at the top and try for photos over the edge. The scenery from here to Merritt is spectacularly stark but beautiful. The colors are just starting to change in the foliage. The group has its award banquet in the old Coldwater Hotel. I miss the sunset happening out side -- drat! Pat and his Bently place 3rd in the contest. Thanks for the organization of a fine run, Bill and Bev. And for the barbeque... sorry we could not stop over for that. More on this later.. with photos of some of the scenery.

This afternoon, at home, the weather has turned a bit colder and we are getting a bit of rain.

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