As one enters Prince George, BC there is a very distinct pungent smell. If you’ve ever smelled rotten eggs then you know the smell of this place in the north of BC.
So what is this prevalent smell? It’s caused by the pulp mills which is quite a big industry here. But pulp mills and rotten eggs aside, there is another reason which drew us to pass this way and that is family.
Rick’s cousin Charlie and his wife Pat live here. One night’s visit wasn’t nearly long enough yet it provided a chance to catch up with each other’s lives and the happenings in each. On a sadder note, it wasn’t until we were leaving that we realized a camera had not come out once to capture our brief time together. Thank goodness we remembered just in time to capture one perfect family pose! All that aside, we were wined and dined with some amazing home cooked food. Pat having made a beautiful beef tajine and Charlie with his assortment of home baked breads. Absolutely yummy! You two can cook for us anytime! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality, and for putting up with our dog.
Though we left pretty early in the morning we did manage to do a drive by the University of Northern BC because we were told the architecture was outstanding. We didn’t have enough time to wander inside, only driving by and capturing a few of shots of the outside. Quite stunning!
The drive from Prince George to Terrace was our longest at 7 hours driving time. Needless to say it was a very long day and the weather was mostly dismal yet did offer a few breaks to catch those breathtaking picture moments and to walk the dog.
At the end of our long day it was all worth it. Tired, yes! However, now it was time to kick back and meet up with Rick’s nephew, Michael and enjoy a brew and good food. Another evening to catch up with family.
So this ends our trip of yesterday. Today we head to Prince Rupert…a much shorter drive.