Fall Foliage Through Domes
Fall Foliage Through Domes
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 Part 3
First Passage to the West (Kicking Horse Route) Day 1, Part 3: The Dark Late Afternoon

Passing the Royal Canadian Pacific, Final Spike and Darkness along Shuswap Lake, Houseboat Capital of Canada
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At this point it is time for lunch and my grandmother and I sit with two older Canadian gentlemen traveling independently and both remember taking this train when it was still run by the CP. They mention how the CP was also known for its meals.

The crew goes downstairs, grabs our room keys, and comes back up to pass them all out to us. Strangely, the car has been put in about four different hotels. At 8:48 it is okay to detrain. We are assigned to Thompson that I learn is one of the nicer ones in town. Hop on the bus, get there in less than 5 minutes, walk inside and have a long walk down a corridor to room 201.

It turns out this is the family room with three double beds instead of one in basically two separate rooms adjoined by a doorway without a door. There is just one bathroom so it is not a genuine suite. It's perfect though, for me and my grandmother. I am stuffed again from the second seating for breakfast and lunch and go for a walk down the main street of Kamloops, a much large town than, Quesnel, and go to sleep early.

The Next Day Walking Back to the Station and Starting Off Along Thompson Lake

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