Time In Quesnel
Leaving Vancouver allowed us to breathe. We made it out of the campsite without any issues and when we were finally on the highway we relaxed. It was exciting to continue our journey north and the enormity of our trip actually hit me when we were close to Quesnel.
Quesnel, by the way, has a silent “s” so I’m super glad we mispronounced that town name for about two weeks.
Overall, we were not huge fans of downtown Quesnel. It felt oddly vacant and a few interesting people made our trip more hurried than leisurely. We did however enjoy our campground, for the most part. It was located on a small portion of Dragon Lake and a good handful of the RV spots were facing the water, including ours.
We finally met our first match up with mosquitos and sprayed ourselves like crazy with bug spray. I’m shocked to report that my mom got most of the bites this time around. I’m usually the big attracter but I guess there is a new chosen one in our midst.
All of the other little downsides were hugely overshadowed by the fact that the campground was littered with goose poop. Not just in one small area…everywhere. Phoebe deemed Quesnel the new hot place to be and happily dove into the piles of poop as often as she could. My mom exclaimed it was making her sick (seeing Phoebe eat the poo) and I lost my nerve trying to side step the poop while also yanking Phoebe away from it. I found a spot, after some hard searching, that had the least amount of poop and therefore was the designated spot for all of our walks. Phoebe was less than amused but we made up for it by spending as much time as possible outside so that she could bask in the sun. Until we started getting bitten, of course, and then inside we would run.
We are out of luck on the cable TV front so we’ve slowly made our way through our DVD collection. My mom finally persuaded me to watch Pride and Prejudice (the Colin Firth edition) and I have to say it was fantastic. I was sure I would snooze through the whole thing but I was actually eager to keep watching and we stretched it out into two nights. I was bummed when it was over and wanted to know what happened after the big finale. I won’t spoil it for those who have been hiding under a rock like I have, trying to avoid what I thought was going to be a hideously boring film.
The end of our trip was capped with a sunset rainbow. Have you ever seen one? We had a tremendous down pour that lasted about five minutes and then afterward we saw out of our back window a pink sky with a RAINBOW shining through. It is one of the coolest things we’ve ever seen. My picture does not do it any justice but I had to capture it just for kicks.
Next stop, Telkwa.