Monday, June 23, 2008

Ft. Steele, British Columbia

On day five we finally leave the United States and move north into Canada. Our border crossing was uneventful and soon we were ready for lunch.

Enter Ft. Steele Heritage Town, a restored mining boomtown of the 1890's. I'm quoting now, "... that will stimulate your senses with the sights and sounds of frontier life. Feel the rhythm of western life through the town's scripted street dramas, by joining tours aboard horsedrawn wagons, or by listening to costumed townfolk in lively debate over the controversies of their day."

We had a beautiful sunny, but cool, day to walk through the town, making our way to the International Hotel which housed our restaurant. Every now and then a costumed group of children would appear, or a blacksmith or shop owner would explain his craft. It made for a very pleasant break in the day.

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