Organ Pipe National Park

Organ Pipe National Park

About Me

I purchased "Sadie''s House On Wheels "in late 2007 and loved traveling in a motor home so much that I went on the road full time in late 2008. I started writing this blog to help me remember all the wonder places I have been and it allows me to share those places with my family and friends. Summer of 2013 I decided to hang up the keys for a while and moved back into my stick house. After nearly two years, I am on the road again.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

May 17, Quesnell

This morning we had intended to go to the visitor center at Williams Lake which was at the bottom of the hill from the casino but it didn't open until later.  We decided to go straight to Quesnell (pronounced kweNELL).  This is a very historic little town with lots of art galleries and painted fire hydrants and a beautiful river walk. It located where the Frazer and Quesnell rivers join  together.

We parked at "Uncle Sams" and unhooked Liz's car.  We wanted to go to the visitor center and get information on campsites and other exhibits in the area.  We got to the visitor center and it was closed on Sunday and Monday.  However, the manager happened to be in the office and she let us in and was extremely helpful.  We were trying to locate a map of the forest campsites and forest roads.  She explained there used to be a map but the forest services changes the roads and campsites frequently so they quit publishing the maps.  She did tell about a site about 20 miles out of town and on the way to Barkerville which sounded interesting because we were thinking about going to  Barkerville the next day.

We checked out the campsite, Lightening Creek Rec Area,  and decided it would be a great place to stay.  We returned to town and walked in the historical district and the river walk  and checked out the murals and painted fire hydrants.  What a neat little town.!! We also discovered a wonderful new syrup.  Have you ever heard of Birch Syrup?  YMMMM. Not as sweet as Maple Syrup and wonderful on ice cream.

                                             The only walking bridge over the river.

Just a sampling of the painted fire hydrants.

Back to Uncle Sam's and retrieved our rigs and drove out to the Lightening Creek Recreation Site.  The weather was beginning to look ominous.  However, we managed to get dinner together before it started to rain.  The camp was on right on the river.  Sadie was in heaven...water and little critters to chase off leash.
Our camp is behind the trees at the bend.

                                            From my window.  It just gets better!!

We drove a grand total of 100 miles today.  Wow.

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