Saturday, July 25, 2015

Shady Rest RV Park, Houston, BC

Bear Glacier, Rt 37A
Saturday, July 25, 2015, Shady Rest RV Park, Houston, BC - 239.9 Miles Today, 6966.8 For the Trip

We packed up and headed out, stopping at the beer store in Hyder, hoping to find some Alaskan White & Alaskan Amber, but no such luck. By the way, Hyder is an interesting town. Very small fishing town like with few stores, a few tourist gift stores, and a working port. The campground was OK for the price, but far from a resort. Also, Rt 37A, the road between Hyder & Meziadin Junction (Rt 37) is a beautiful drive.  Even if you don't want to see the bears, the drive is worth the time.  If you continue on to Salmon Glacier, it is a fairly rough gravel road, but nothing a standard vehicle can't do (Don's van did fine).

We stopped in Stewart for beer & gas, then headed out. A short roadside stop to photograph a group of waterfalls on the side of a mountain. The photos don't do it justice; a very pretty sight. We also made another stop at Bear Glacier. Anne's guide stated it looked best in the morning so we stopped. Another by the way - it is actually getting dark! I stumbled around the trailer at 11:00 until I turned on a light.  More photos at today's LakeshoreImages page.

We stopped at the Smithers Riverside park, but all the electric sites were either taken or reserved, so we headed another 40 miles along CA 16 to Houston & the Shady Rest RV Park. A very nice stop, although there is a bit of train & road noise. Beautiful flowers - we bought a home grown tomato, the price of which contributes to the flower fund. We are in sites 47 & 48, full hookups for $31.50.

Dinner will be Bubba Burgers & rice, with a few other leftovers, assuming that we can cook outside. Of course, it is raining!

Until tomorrow -

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