After our weekend in Calgary, we headed back to BC to join our friends with our trailers for a 2-week trip. Our first destination, Barkerville – a former gold rush town, now preserved as a living museum town in northwest BC.
But first we stopped at Hat Creek Ranch, a historic ranch also an active memory of former times:
We rode the stage coach, and gained a new appreciation for soft seats and shock absorbers in our vehicles of today:
Cowboys were on hand to demonstrate the lifestyle of ranching in the early 1900s:
Chickens and Mia the Sicilian donkey are still part of the farming activities here:
Then on to Barkerville. Where we ‘toured’ 1868:
Learned how a Cornish waterwheel was used to pull the gold-bearing waters out from underground:
And were invited to ‘invest’ in the mine:
Got a lesson in playing Faro:
Heard about the frustrations of the suffragettes:
And took in a revue:
Where they even got me on stage, acting like a chicken no less (sorry haven’t received a picture from my SIL who was apparently happily snapping away while I made a fool of myself).
Happy time travel. Blessings, Peg