We headed north for a visit. We always have a good time “road tripping”. There is Krishna Das on the truck stereo, enthusiastic singing on our part, and keeping our eyes open for interesting sites on the way. I have driven this road many times over the years and I know this to be true: that it is more fun with good company, and it is more fun when you try to see some of the interesting bits along the way. The geography and weather systems change pretty drastically as you drive over 1500 kilometres north in BC. I knit in the truck, as we wailed together along with the music on the stereo, which is, I think, the sign of a good marriage. (No picture to show results but I got a lot accomplished. I will stick up some shots in another post, just to stay with the craft theme. This is, kind of, a knitting blog.)
We did the trip over two days, going and coming, staying in Quesnel on the way, and Williams Lake on the return. Just outside of Quesnel is a little park named the Pinnacles, and we took an evening walk into the (closed till spring) day use area. We were the only humans in the park, watching the sun set over the valley. Pretty great.
The Pine Pass had a lot of snow when we went through, in such contrast to the cherry blossoms on the lower mainland.
Fort St. John has a number of well maintained, accessible walking trails, all in the city limits.
Do we look like moose hunters? This unfazed beast was chewing on willows as we wandered by. Apparently a cow and calf have taken to spending time in the park. This is the calf, perhaps a two-year old. We didn’t see the mom this walk.
Some sadness as we drove through the north. It is working country, resource country and what one sees from the side of the road reflects this. The land looks a bit battered. I know enough to not base all my impressions from what is seen from the side of the road though, and no matter what, where one is raised remains home.
Thanks Mom for putting us up. It was a good trip!