To pick up our new camper van we needed to make the trip to the Vancouver Area, we must have REALLY liked the van because that is a HUGE deal for us - to go where there are SO MANY people and SO MANY cars! To make the trip that much easier we left Monday afternoon to spend the night in Chilliwack 2 hours south of us. We then headed out to pick up the van Tuesday morning - 1 1/2 hours further into the congestion.
We chose the perfect day to leave the parks - with our hosts covering for us - because it was a very rainy day. We drive this route quite often but rarely stop.
But not today - today was the day to stop and walk to the
Another perfect idea because it was very quiet with only a few other people there.
The Alexandra Bridge has a fascinating history. I just found out now that it was a part of the Caribou Wagon Road, the same one that passes through here at Skihist Provincial Park.
The beginning of the walk. Round trip took us about 45 minutes. It was actually nice to walk in the rain.
Amazingly lush! It is only and hour or so south of us - a total change in climate.
Roofous was about as unimpressed as I was with the material used on the platform.
Hmmmm - not much between us and the river. I'm NOT a fan of bridges that I can see down on or those that sway for that matter.
Quite the system to hold it up!
A view of the Fraser River and the bridge we drive over after we get back on the road.
Cassia was lucky to get a ride up from Dad.
Back to the parking lot along Highway #1.
Cassia just couldn't resist a quick jump in the puddles. The second picture now that she is looking away from me - on purpose!
A VERY busy night here for us at the park. It has been a slow camping season so far - so 20 or so campers is a lot for us. Friday nights are always our busiest because we are a stop over place - most campers leave early to head further north for the weekend.
TODAY'S INTERESTING LINK: Have you been over to Homestead Survival yet?! It's one of my favourite sites - I've LIKED them on facebook so I get all the updates that way. This was posted the other day - a good thing to know. I'm going to put a really good first aid kit for us this winter - not something I usually do - but should I think.