Another beautiful blue sky morning! But even at 7:30 a.m. we could tell it was going to be a scorcher of a day today. We went up to the Williams Lake Golf Club first thing this morning to chat with the Golf Pro and take some pictures. Another beautiful course, up on the hillside looking over the city. The early golfers were there getting ready to get their game in before it got too hot.
I was looking forward to the drive south, counting down the miles following the reverse of the gold miners, 150 Mile House, 100 Mile House, etc. These were important markers and rest stops along the way for the miners on their way up north to the gold fields. Communities formed around them and their history is still told in the little museums. Stop and see the information in the Clinton museum and find out how camels helped out in 1862! Soon after leaving Williams Lake we found a gem of a lake, Lac La Hache! On a day like today all I wanted to do was climb into a canoe or kayak and paddle around the lake. While in 100 Mile House we noticed and so did everyone else, the smoke of a forest fire to the west of the community, close to one of the big forestry mills that is part of the community’s economy. Turned on the news tonight and they were following the story. Praying that the firefighters and bombers are able to get it quickly under control. The Cariboo-Chilcotin area is always dry, that’s not surprising but, that area could sure use some rain! There are lots of small lakes and wetland areas which is great but the hills and forest are very dry.
We decided to drop our motorhome off in Cache Creek and do a loop through Lillooet, Pemberton, Squamish and eventually stop to see some family in the GVA. The drive to Lillooet is scenic (as advertised) and gives you scenic shots of beautiful water time and a taste of what the Fraser Canyon will be like. That’s all for today, talk to yo’all tomorrow!