By now it felt as though we had been away for ever and there were still a couple of days to go! We had a lot of miles to cover again so we were up at 6:45 and after putting the cases outside at 7:15 it was over to Tim Hortonâ€™s for our last bagel with strawberry cream cheese of the holiday â€“ I must try making some of that over here. We were on the road by 8:30 and our first stop was a photo stop at the Painted Chasm, so called because of all the colours in the walls of the canyon From there we made our way to Clinton for a coffee stop before continuing on to Hat Creek Ranch one of the original road houses on the road from Lillooet to the gold fields of Barkerville. We had a short tour of the First Nation settlement there and then a tour of the main house itself, the inside of which is only open for guided tours and not for the general public. After the tour there was the chance of a stagecoach ride and after finding out how bumpy and cramped it was we couldnâ€™t believe that people endured it for the two months it took to do a journey that was taking us a couple of days! After the stagecoach ride we went for our included lunch, which consisted of a bowl of soup, half a round of sandwiches, salad and tea or coffee. After leaving the ranch we made a couple of photo stops before carrying on to Whistler, arriving at our hotel, the Coast Whistler, at 5:40. I decided not to wait for the cases to be delivered tonight and we went straight out for a wander around the town. I fancied a KFC so we wandered around looking for one and as we couldnâ€™t find one and most of the restaurants were full we ended up in Blackâ€™s pub and restaurant which was almost empty, where I had a meat loverâ€™s pizza, Dad had a deluxe pizza and we had a lager each. After dinner we wandered round a few more shops and I bought a 2010 Winter Olympics jacket as we were going up the mountain the next day and I was worried I wouldnâ€™t be warm enough. We then went back to the room and were in bed by 10:00. Tomorrow: Will we see ANY bears this trip?