Monday, July 07, 2008

Another great trip to Bville

This morning I made the 80 km (ish) trek to Barkerville from Q-town. Now I've been out there a lot and in all those visits I've never made it over to the Cornish Waterwheel. For some reason I had it in my head that it must be in the entrance and that I've just missed it every time. Turns out that I'm just a little (yes, I'm being kind) slow and it is behind the great authentic Chinese restaurant (Lung Duck Tong - no kidding they have the best Chinese food outside of Richmond in British Columbia). Today I was directed to it and managed to get a photo. Hooray.



If you are reading this and don't know where Barkerville is or what it is than you should definitely visit. If you've been - well it's always worth a second visit. A second or twentieth trip may result in some unexpected find... like a giant cornish water wheel... or just a chance to get some yummy bakery sweets or sour dough bread.... mmmm.... sour dough :)


These cute little guys live in Barkerville too - plus a whole herd at Cottonwood House (another historic site on the way to Bville)


Ok - now to lighten the tourism push from your ever loving Cariboo girl.... I went to the washroom at the Lung Duck Tong and found the following....


Yep - a regular bathroom, with what looks to be a little garbage can attached to the wall... upon closer inspection...



That's right a please "put your butts here" sign... I had a little laugh over this because who exactly is smokin' it up in that bathroom... I couldn't help but sing a little "smokin' in the boys room" to myself after this...

2 comments:

Jen said...

Funny what anti-smoking laws make one forget about. Those things used to be everywhere, only the cigarettes ended up on top, not inside, right? Or was that a different type of stainless steel contraption for smokers?

Oddness.

I should be asleep.

april said...

Yes, why are you up so late? How is summer school?

You are right about the smoke box :) It looked like the butts just sit on top... of course I never had the pleasure (is that the right word) of using one so I can't be certain...