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September 6th 2011
Published: September 7th 2011
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Up at 7 AM, found Don in the living room. He'd been up since 4:30 lowering his model railroad layout (about 8ft by 16ft) which is done by electric winches (I had expressed interest in seeing it). Lots of good conversation, pictures, etc. We did see the train layout (impressive though with much work on scenery yet to do with their daughter's help) and heard as well as saw the train engine whistling down the track!

We left there after lunch and headed south toward Chilliwack on the Cariboo Highway (Gold Rush route) - actually #1 after Cache Creek). We were told to watch for Mountain Sheep but did not see any, driving a valley along the Thompson and Fraser rivers (did see some white water rafters). Got to Chilliwack just before 6PM, no thanks to my GPS - it wanted us to take an entirely different route and was most insistant. We finally shut it off!

We're now staying with Dianne's uncle and aunt (Fred and Violet Bock) at their beautiful home on the side of a small mountain for two nights, and a leisurely day in between.


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