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Saturday June 15, 2013- Ft. Nelson to Muncho Lake

We were up early, and took the motor home to the back of the park to wash it. We washed off a couple of layers of dirt, but there are still a few layers on it! We went to the Esso for diesel, but since it was Saturday, they were closed. So we went to the Husky.

When we went to pull in, some crazy lady looked at us, in her huge pick-up, and  rushed to pull into a parking place so that we could not get into the island for the diesel. People are so stupid! If we had gotten up to the pump, we would have blocked her in for a long time, So Bob ended up backing up, then coming in from the other direction. It turned out that this island was out of diesel, so he filled up the propane tank, then we drove around again to get diesel from another island. There had been another  large motor home there when we arrived and they were still there! So we waited.

We finally pulled up to the pump and it was sooooooo slow! We pumped for over 40 minutes and rec’d less than a 1/4 tank of diesel. At least that is enough to get us past Muncho Lake and Liard Hot Springs, as the diesel is $8 a gallon in those two areas. We paid over $5 in Ft. Nelson. We had rec’d lots of messages about the $8 price.

While Bob was pumping, I walked over to the town square for the Farmers Market. Fresh baked bread was $7 a loaf, we usually pay up to $4. Very few veggies. They had other baked items. I did not buy anything.

We  returned to the RV park and hooked up the CRV to the back. We drove north through beautiful scenery. It was sunny, most of the day.

Scenery between Ft. Nelson and Muncho Lake BC

Scenery between Ft. Nelson and Muncho Lake BC

Above are the Steamboat Mountains. We could not see how they looked like a Steamboat. Below is Indian Head Rock, but I don’t see that either!

Indian Head Rock, Scenery between Ft. Nelson and Muncho Lake BC

Scenery between Ft. Nelson and Muncho Lake BC

Summit Lake;Scenery between Ft. Nelson and Muncho Lake BC

Above is beautiful  Summit Lake.  We passed lots of rivers. Some flowing in the direction we were traveling and some in the opposite direction. All of the water eventually ends up in the Artic Ocean!

Scenery between Ft. Nelson and Muncho Lake BC

Scenery between Ft. Nelson and Muncho Lake BC

Scenery between Ft. Nelson and Muncho Lake BC

We pulled in to the Toad River Lodge to look at the Famous Hat Collection. Yeah, I know, touristy. But this is the kind of thing you see in the Alaska videos.

World Famous Hat Collection, Toad River Lodge. Scenery between Ft. Nelson and Muncho Lake BC

They had a lot of hats. No, we did not leave one… Margie and Wayne looking at the Toad Lake, behind the lodge.

Wayne and Margie looking at the Toad River behind the lodge.

Scenery between Ft. Nelson and Muncho Lake BC

Scenery between Ft. Nelson and Muncho Lake BC

We did not see animals. We were able to see these waterfalls near each other.

Scenery between Ft. Nelson and Muncho Lake BC

Scenery between Ft. Nelson and Muncho Lake BC

Scenery between Ft. Nelson and Muncho Lake BC

Our destination was Muncho Lake. We stopped at Strawberry Flats Provincial Park. $16 each night. We are staying two nights, just because we can! This is why we did not go with a caravan. We can stop and stay at a place to relax and enjoy. Everyone seems to be rushing through British Columbia, but it really is pretty and we are not in any hurry!

Here is the view from our site.  Heaven!

The view from back of the motor home of Muncho lake

Our view from the motor home Muncho Lake

View from the campground, Muncho Lake

View from the campground, Muncho Lake

We set up camp. The ranger came along and collected our money and Wayne purchased firewood. $5 a bundle. We went over to their campsite, #8, we are in #9, and had wine and cheese. We were a little worried we would not be able to get a site here, as there are only 15 sites. Only 7 were taken, so we had our pick of sites. No hook-ups though.

Thunderheads started forming, so we went inside. We had thunder and sprinkles. It passed by, and we BBQ’d some chicken for dinner. At 6:45, we went back to Margie and Wayne’s site and had a campfire. The first time this season we have BBQ’d and had a campfire! The temp was 64, but the wind picked up. So we came back inside and watched the last episode of Dexter.

The sun set over the mountain at about 10 PM, but sunset was more like 11PM. Sunrise was around 3:30. We have worked on keeping the motor home dark. We close all the blinds, all the way down, including the one at the front door which we do not usually close. We also put a pillow in the bedroom ceiling vent, to block that light. We close the bedroom door most of the way and open my closet door, so that no light reflects on the mirror. Seems to work pretty well! Going to sleep is not an issue, it is staying asleep, when the sun comes up that causes the problems.

One Response

  1. Thanks for reminding me why we LOVED Mucho Lake so much. Glad the sun was out so you could enjoy it. Because it is totally not the same under clouds.

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