Sunday, May 21, 2017

Another Night in Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson, British Columbia
Triple G Hideaway RV Park

We were very busy today but I'm not sure what we did. Today was the first day it was warm enough for shorts in the morning.  

I wanted to get some bread and eggs before we get to Liard Hot Springs where we will be boondocking.  Harry and Carlena drove us through the small town to the grocery store.  

I said I wanted to get a haircut today and they all started laughing saying it wasn't gonna happen.  Okay, I am calendar challenged, but I had no idea it was not only Sunday, but Victoria Day in Canada.   The only place in town open was the grocery store.  

We're still loving the Canadian prices with the exchange rate.  I really thought we'd find things much more expensive.  We are starting to get the hang of having to pay for a bag, if you don't bring one.  It's amazing how many articles I can carry out of a store without a bag.  

Today was a day of catching up on all the things, we haven't taken the time to do.  We had a charge wizard to install on the converter which took five minutes, but longer to move the stuff in the basement to get to it.  At least the basement got cleaned out.

It's been a while since our water heater has been cleaned out.  Harry said he'd never done his so we helped him.  He was amazed at all the crap that came out.  

Guess who stopped by for a visit?  Yes, Sue was in the area and stopped to see us.  

Once the decision was made to stay an extra day, the laundry will wait another day.  We walked up to pay for another night.  

The Fort Nelson Heritage Museum is next door and since we aren't doing laundry now, we walked over to check it out. 

Here's a treasure that was found in a old trunk and buried in a well.  Don't you wish that silverware could talk and tell the story behind it?

Bill always enjoys the jailhouses and law enforcement stuff.

All of you Harley enthusiasts should enjoy this "Hardly Davidson".  

We checked out all the "stuffed animals behind glass".  Now we should be able to identify the ones we find.

 I still found some I had no idea what they were.

There was a lot to see in this place, but were told there was more to see outside.

I should have taken a video of this bicycle that we were asked if we wanted to drive.   The back wheel pivots around.

This place had everything. 
Everywhere you look, there is something saying 75th Anniversary.

The bench is an old water heater I think.

And we got to meet Marli.  Bill asked him if he needed help.

He only had a couple of inches to get this car in between the others.

Marli posed for us.  What a collection he has!
This building was full of old cars.

Here's something Ron Lichtenberg and Vicki Allen might enjoy.  It's the post office.

There was a building with communication stuff in it.

A few of the buildings were already closed.

There was more stuff outside than there was in the museum.

I took this photo for all my hockey fans--a Zamboni.

If it moved at some time, I think it's in this place.

By the time we walked back from the museum, we were all tired and ready for dinner.

Turtle Safely........


  1. Isn't he just the sweetest old guy?? I got kisses since I was single!! You're staying at all the places we did. Laird is awesome. Take mosquito spray.

    1. He was so funny, trying to move that car. We kept pushing then realized it was in gear.

  2. We had our first mosquitoes here. Did you do the Fort Nelson Hotel for breakfast?

  3. We stayed at Muncho Lake at an RV park and it is absolutely beautiful there. If you aren't staying, I would suggest at least stopping to look. We were backed up to the lake and float planes landed on the lake and fueled up there. We also took a tour of the lake on a little boat excursion. Love the memories of that place. Believe it or not, that was our only experience with the big mosquitos on our long Alaska trip. I don't even remember any at Liard Hot Springs. Of course we went at a different time of year and were there in August.

    1. They fly around and haven't bit anyone.

  4. I am very much enjoying following along on your Alaskan journey. Safe travels.

  5. What a neat Museum. The US needs to look at those prices. $3 is a steal. Y'all are sure learning a ton about too.


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