Saturday, July 3, 2010

Gold Fever at Barkerville

On a recent visit from my MIL, we jumped in the car and headed for Barkerville.  That's a historic gold rush town just in case you've never heard of it.  It is a bit of a drive.....about 2 1/2 hours south of Prince George and we had not been there since we brought other visitors there about 6 years ago.  It seemed to me that quite a few new buildings had been finished, adding to the displays.  I enjoyed the trip much more than I had thought I might, and Ike did as well.  Now it seems that he may have caught gold fever:)  Since Ike's birthday is just around the corner...gramma picked up a gold panning pan for Ike.  He's now chomping on the bit to try it out find his fortune.
It is certainly easy to see how people catch it that's for sure.  With lots of static displays, costumed actors, bake shops, an old mercantile, it's own china town with shops and a restaurant there is plenty to fill the day......not the least of which is to try your hand at panning for gold:)

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