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Aborigines & More Cinnamon Rolls

We are overnighting in Fort Nelson which is in the Rocky Mountains, surrounded by dense forest and three rivers. This area was first populated in 1775 by aboriginal people. Their present day descendants are referred to as "First Nations," of which their are many tribes. An isolated region until 1922 when a trading post was established to support trappers and fur trading. Trappers still harvest beaver, wolverine, weasel, wolf, fox, lynx, mink, muskrat and marten. Moose is still an important food source for the First Nations residents. We had an encounter with a small, red fox and a moose. (on the roadside, as we were driving) We had a list of animals we wanted to see in the wild and we saw and took photos of all of them. Thrilling! From a previous blog entry, you may remember that while Connie & I have been searching for wildlife, Richard & Benny have been searching for cinnamon rolls. Well, we had read about the world famous rolls served at the Tetsa River & Services Campground. The 3rd generation Andrews family are the campground hosts. A great stop. Regional gifts, homemade bread, great photo op, & friendly people. We shared one large cinnamon roll and had some regional coffee (Richard had milk.) Yummy! We are getting excited as we anticipate the thrill of getting toward the national park visits part of the trip - Jasper, Banff & Yellowstone.

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