The Olson's Retirement RV Adventures travel blog

Sugar after a hard day guarding the MH.

Historic Cottonwood House site.

This road through the farm was the Caribou Trial for gold miners.

One of seven buildings.

The Root Cellar

Main House

Inside of the Harness Shed.

The barn.

Chicken Coop with Chickens

A wood sculpture at the entrance to the site.

We camp at the site. $15.00.

Just park over there anywhere.Had elec. from the building.

Jack of Clubs Lake on the way to Barkerville.

Town of Wells also on the way to Barkerville.

They like thier colors in Wells.

Another example.

No color, just different.

Even the camper house.

Explaining the gold town of Barkerville

Part of Main Street.

The Schoolhouse.

The Bar.

More Main Street.

College kids that work there.

Even had Chinatown

Antique chair made from moose antlers.

It took how long.

Here comes the Stagecoach.

Tourist hand feeding the squirrels.

We headed south on HWY 97 and made the decision to go to Barkerville. It's an historic town in the Cariboo gold fields. It is a 51 mile trip on HWY 26.

It is windy and hilly and about 20 miles in we had thoughts of turning around. We pulled into the small historical roadhouse complex. It is known as the Cottonwood House. It had a camping sign. When we asked at the General Store they said ..."just park over by the bunk houses anywhere". We did just that! It was in a green field that once was a putting green. One other family was there in a truck and was using a couple of the bunk houses. We even had electricity for $15.00.

After finding our home for the night we drove to Barkerville. We had a Moose run out in front of us on the way there, yes, they can run. The town of Wells is another mining town that now services tourist. It was rather picturesque with the brightly painted houses. The road to Barkerville is the original Cariboo Waggon Road. 130 buildings have been restored or recreated. It has the feel of an original gold rush town with period costumes, stage coaches, horse poop in the street, along with a China Town.

After a couple hours we headed back to our place at Cottonwood House.

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