We spent the evening in Fort Nelson, and enjoyed this beautiful rainbow just before we went to bed.
The next morning, we got up and got on the road to Dawson Creek. We spent the night there at the “Mile 0 RV Park.” I wasn’t impressed with that place. The park itself looked nice enough, grassy, some trees, etc. But the bathrooms/showers/laundry smelled and looked like an old city park public bathroom. One of those bathrooms you never want to use. I can handle old facilities, but not yucky, dirty ones. Needless to say, we didn’t do our laundry there, and held off to the next place we stopped.
The morning in Dawson City, my daughter and I got up before everyone else, and did a little sight-seeing and geocaching around town.
In Dawson Creek, there are murals all over the place. It was pretty net to see them.
This particular mural had something interesting embedded in it.
The mural was painted on the outside of the Alaska House museum. A little museum dedicated to the story of the building of the Alaska Highway. It was really cool!
The geocache was actually hidden somewhere in the museum. You had to search for it and find it, but the people that worked there would give you a hint if you needed it. We found it in minutes though with our trained geocache-seeking eyes!
There it is!
The next leg of the trip took us to Prince George,, BC. We saw some more critters along this stretch!
Those of you who have followed my blog for some time, may remember periodically seeing posts about geocaching, like This One.
Today I am going to share with you a Guest Post from “Bloodhounded” at CacheCrazy.com You can see how geocaching makes a great activity for adventurers of all ages!
“Hello, my name is Kevin AKA Bloodhounded and I run a geocaching blog at CacheCrazy.com I came across Conni’s blog and I just love it! I wanted to contribute and she was willing to run my story so I hope you enjoy it. We had a blast teaching a large group of Girl Scouts how to geocache and I think we all learned something that day. Come along and join me on the adventure!”
It was a beautiful Sunday morning in October. The sun was shining and the early morning nip in the air was welcomed because I was physically on the move. I had a lot to do and it had to be done as quickly as possible. I didn’t have much time because within just a few hours, the morning mountain silence would be broken by 13 crazy, screaming 10-11 year old girl scouts, troop 2903, looking for hidden treasures called Geocaches. My mission, and not only did I accept it, I initiated it, was to check the caches we would find today and make sure they were ready. I made sure they were hid well and left for church with the confidence that it was going to be an awesome day.
The year of 2010 was a very exciting year for our family. I’m going to go through and do a month-by-month replay……
We went on some local field trips to some beautiful places…
We visited a 1700’s church out in the country.