Nancy's Travelblogue

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Location: California, United States

Monday, June 29, 2009

MONTANA CANADA TRIP - Day. 14. Prince George

Today was another layover day, and since Prince George is ... well ... Prince George, I spent the day resting, reading, doing the laundry and generally catching up instead of sight seeing. Prince George is an ordinary looking town as you can see in this photo ...
and as I learned along the way, a town where you have to scratch the surface in order to reap the riches. As we went through the day we had some extraordinary conversations with locals, especially young people. For example, one of the students we met at the visitors' center marine ecology student conducting a survey of people's attitudes on tourism to Antarctica. She hopes to visit Antarctica soon. Another highlight was a trip to the University of Northern British Columbia, situated on a hill overlooking the city.

In the late afternoon we went for a drive northwest up Hwy 16 to Vanderhoof. It's a quiet farming village that Jonathan fell in love with and decided, "Next time, we're staying here."
Here is a photo of the area:

We returned to Prince George for an outstanding Mediterranean dinner at the local hot spot.

Accommodations: Best Western Prince George ***

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