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The two RV Gypsies in
Chetwynd, British Columbia, Canada
The chainsaw carving sculpture capital of the world
May 25, 2009
The two RV Gypsies parked their RV to Caron Creek RV Park then drove into Chetwynd. They heard that bear, elk, moose and deer roam the mountain behind the RV Park, and bear were seen roaming the mountain just last week. But the two RV Gypsies did not see any wildlife while they were at this campground. Also, only a week before, there was a fluke snowstorm here that left 4-inches of snow on the ground. The two RV Gypsies were so glad they didn't get here sooner and that the snow was gone.
Caron Creek RV Park sign
RV waiting to enter campground

BELOW: The campground office and sites - no one else was here! Soon afterwards about 4 other RV's came in. This campground had clean washrooms, free showers, and a laundry room that the two RV Gypsies did not use, but they did like the full hook-up pull-through sites.

Office sign and old wringer washer
an empty campground
The two RV Gypsies took a short walk behind the campground to Pine River where moose, deer and bears are common. The only thing the two RV Gypsies saw was a very old bridge, some birds, ducks, and butterflies. And yes, they say this bridge is still in use, but the two RV Gypsies wouldn't even walk on it, let alone drive a heavy vehicle on it.
an old  bridge
birds
 
From Caron Creek RV Park, it is a 10 mile (16 km) drive to Chetwynd.
Chetwynd is located at highways 29 & 97 where the eastern foothills of the Rockies open up to the expansive, rugged geography of Peace River country, and is a transportation hub for the region. Chetwynd has abundant natural resources, a stunning mountain backdrop and the gentle rolling topography which inspired early European settlers to call it "Little Prairie." Assets: forestry, oil and gas exploration, mining, ranching and tourism. It claims to be the chainsaw carving sculpture capital of the world and the forestry capital of Canada in 1992 as per the sign below.
sign - Welcome to Chetwynd
sign - chainsaw carving sculpture capital of the world
Below: The bear attacked a very scared Karen. Instead of saving Karen from the bear, Lee takes photographs. Nice Guy! LOL!
a sculptured bear attacking Karen
a sculptured bear attacking Karen
a dragon
coal wagon
bear, eagle, and baby chicks
bear, eagle, and baby chicks
BELOW: Lee sat on a sculptured bench while Karen took photos and a close-up of the side of the bench.
Lee sitting on a sculptured bench
a sculptured bench
shark
2 eagles
Below: several sculptures shown from two different views
bull rider
bull rider
eagle, horse, indian
eagle, horse, indian
front side of sculpture
back side of sculpture
cowboy napping
cowboy napping
Karen Duquette on an eagle bench
eagle bench
BELOW: A TWO-SIDED SCULPTURE
side 1 of sculpture
side 2 of sculpture
ABOVE: - SIDE ONE AND SIDE 2 -
BELOW: - A SIDE VIEW SHOWING BOTH SIDES OF THE SCULPTURE
view showing both sides of sculpture
 
storks
dragon
bear fishing
indian, eagle, wolf
wolfs
logger man
a sculpture
truck
seals and fish
cowboy
swan
2-fisted gunman
coal miner
moose
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