Sep 9-11. As we proceeded south and east through central BC we had constant rain which not only made the driving harder, but pretty much eliminated much ability to see the scenery. This part of BC is much less “wilderness” and we started to see more agriculture, including hay farms, equestrian activities and more commercial development. We stayed that night at a provincial park near Lac La Hache, happy that the rain had mostly let up and that we weren’t trying to camp in a tent.
On Saturday we started to get into territory that is somewhat arid, much like Eastern Washington. We
enjoyed more spectacular scenery as we descended along the Thompson River, watching trains and rafters, and then down the Fraser River, which descends rapidly in a fairly narrow valley before coming down in into lush, wider valleys that are similar to river valleys in Eastern Washington. We finally got across the border into Washington at Sumas. We decided to stop there to have a short final day. But we had trouble finding a campground (we hadn’t done prior research) and ended up at a KOA in Burlington, which was away from the freeway so perfectly suitable.
Our final day was a three-hour drive which got us back to our home in Olympia by about 1:00 PM on Sunday, September 11.