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Traveling from Squamish to Lac La Hache, Karen Duquette quickly snapped two photos of Lillooet Lake through the window of the moving RV. As usual, there was not any place big enough for Lee Duquette to stop the RV for photographs, even if he wanted to.

Liloet Lake
Liloet Lake

Big Country Campground & RV Park
112 Mile, Highway 97
Lac La Hache, British Columbia
phone: '250.396.4181
July 16-17, 2015

When making reservations over the telephone, the two RV Gypsies immediately knew that John had an uplifting attitude and would be a delight to meet. Upon arrival at the campground, their first impression of John was confirmed because he had an extremely pleasant personality that looks for the best in every situation.

Big Country Campground used to be a KOA, but is now privately owned and operated. It is a small campground. Their site map shows sites up to number 42, but some numbers appeared not to be listed on the map. There were only a few 50 amp sites, and the two RV Gypsies were lucky enough to get one. They list TV Reception on their paperwork, but the two RV Gypsies only got two analog stations to come in via antenna. On their second day there, the two RV Gypsies noticed that the RV that was parked next to them had left and they had a cable box, so Lee hooked up to it and got a few more TV stations in, but they did not come in clearly.

John gave the two RV Gypsies a code for the Wi-Fi, but it was so excruciatingly slow, that the two RV Gypsies gave up on using it. Then on the second day, the Wi-Fi worked OK. The pool was closed, but if open, the hours were listed as 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The two RV Gypsies did not check out any of the other amenities other than their site, which was full hook-ups and nice, but near the road, so of course there was road noise all the time.

Check-out time was 11 a.m. The campground kept its gates open all day, but to maintain campground security, the gate at the front entrance may be closed and locked at 11 p.m. All visitors must be out of the park at that time. Most standard campground rules applied.


Below: Signs entering the campground. Lee had to swing the RV onto the wrong side of the road to make the turn into the campground. Notice the two orange cones at the narrow entrance in the photo below.

camping sign
Big Country Campground entrance

At the end of the short entrance to Big Country Campground, the two RV Gypsies came to a nice looking office.

Big Country Campground office
Big Country Campground office

While Lee Duquette was checking in at the office, Karen Duquette photographed a few games and the attached laundry room, even though she knew they would not be using either one. There was also a recreation hall. The only campground amenities the two RV Gypsies usually use, is their parking spot and hookups and maybe the TV if it comes in.

a few games by the office
laundry room by the office

A quick glance at part of the closed, covered-up pool.

the closed, covered-up pool

Looking out the front window of the two RV Gypsies RV, a big semi was going by. That is why extreme road noise was heard all of the time.

semi truck making road noise
the RV of the two RV Gypsies

The RV of the two RV Gypsies
taken from the empty site next to them.

Below is the view behind the site
of the two RV Gypsies.

the RV of the two RV Gypsies
view from behind the RV

Just as Karen Duquette went to take a picture of their RV site from the back, Lee Duquette drove the toad into the photo. At this time, no other RV was around, but of course, other RVs came in later.

the RV and toad of the two RV Gypsies

Just a short distance down the street from the campground, the two RV Gypsies stopped at Lac La Hache Provincial Park for a picnic lunch. It was the only thing they found to do in the area.

sign: Lac La Hache Provincial Park Lac La Hache Provincial Park
Lac La Hache Provincial Park
Lac La Hache Provincial Park
Karen Duquette at Lac La Hache Provincial Park
Lac La Hache Provincial Park

smile face  Vidas Restaurant
4671 Kitwanga Drive
108 Mile Ranch, British Columbia
July 17, 2015

This restaurant was about five miles down the street from Big Country Campground and RV Park. The food was excellent. Service was excellent. The two RV Gypsies chose to sit on the elevated patio outside and had the area to themselves. The restaurant was log cabin style. The inside seating had a lot of people, and was a bit noisy. On this date, the sign on the door said that the restaurant was closed on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Vidas Restaurant

Standing on the outside patio, Karen took a photo to the left and a photo looking straight out. To see these wonderful views, she had to stand up because the fencing around the outside patio was too tall to see well while sitting down and eating.

view from outside patio
view from outside patio

Below: Lee Duquette waiting for the food to be served.

Lee waiting for the food to be served.

Bellow: Karen Duquette's martini and the appetizer: chicken, cheese, lettuce, tomato and sour cream in a pastry.

Karen's martini and the appetizer

Karen Duquette's meal choice: 2 big pieces of pork wrapped in bacon, roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables of corn, carrots, broccoli, and beets - excellent - One whole piece of pork was taken back to the RV.

Karen's meal choice - pork

Below: Lee Duquette's dinner: beef stroganoff, which Lee Duquette liked.

Lee's dinner: beef stroganoff
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