Following every fire, mushrooms follow. In the summer following the 2017 fire, mushroom pickers and buyers flooded the area in the hundreds. We had 20-30 stay with us on their way to the picking areas. That was last summer. This year far fewer have stayed with us. I understand that the various types of morels … Read more Mushroom Pickers
We always bring one Tower Garden with us for the summer while were in the RV. The fresh produce goes into our shakes and salads. There’s no comparison to what you get in the supermarket. We are using a tower with extension so we have plenty of room. We’ve yet to fill all the available … Read more Tower Gardening in the wild
An imposing log building welcomes visitors to Williams Lake as they enter on Hwy 97 from the south. It houses the Tourist Centre and Museum of the Chilcotin.. Tourism Discovery Centre built by Pioneer Log Homes Ancestor Tree on lower level The Museum contains many exhibits of early life and area industry. The lower level … Read more Tourist Centre at Williams Lake
One of our reasons for accepting the job at the Williams Lake Stampede Campground is that it allows us to spend time with Della’s family. We attended a milestone for nephew Thomas who graduated this weekend from Lake City Secondary School. A couple of things with the graduation are new to my experience. $150,000.00 is … Read more Lake City Secondary Grad 2019
The Stampede infield is used almost weekly for local events, not all of them rodeo. This weekend its the Provincial Mine Rescue Competition. 400 competitors are in town for a week. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/mineral-exploration-mining/health-safety/emergency-preparedness/mine-rescue-competition https://www.mycariboonow.com/36133/williams-lake-to-host-2019-provincial-mine-rescue-competition/
It’s been a long time since I’ve worked with my hands. But, here at the campground thats pretty much all I do. I enjoy the chance to do something new, have new challenges all in a low stress environment. The past few days, I’ve been building picnic tables. I’ve never been good with hand tools … Read more Practicing Gratitude
There may not be scientific evidence that 10k steps a day is enough to improve one’s health. My original goal of 10k steps per day was recommended by my fitbit. At the time, that was twice as much as my average daily activity. I need a goal or a contest to keep me motivated. In … Read more My goal is still 10,000 steps a day.
The hill above the Williams Lake Stampede Campground has a lone gravesite. We’ll there are two people buried in the area but time has removed the second grave. As late as 1930 both still existed and there are photos along the trail. The other man died in the 1920’s of a shooting incident. It makes … Read more Stampede Grounds History