Super 8 Fort St. John
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No moose, but a herd of elk visited us from across the river last night.
We decided to take the long, but potentially more interesting route to Ft St John through Prince George and Hudson Hope. It was scenic in places and the roads were good. We visited Chetwynd to see wood sculptures carved using chain saws. Stopped at WAC Bennett Dam. Its one …
Travel Time: approx just over 7 1/2 hrs driving time; distance traveled today: approx 720 km
Wildlife sightings: 2 deer,1 beaver;
Road kill (identifiable corpses only!): 2 deer, 1 dog
Gas prices: diesel $1.01 in Edmonton, $1.119 in Beaverlodge
Weather report: about 25 degrees and sunny
Most common sight today: 100's of canola fields; 5 swathers swathin
We are enjoying our first ...
... stretch of road is up and up and twists and turns for many miles. Then is straightens out.
In several areas logging is underway big time. When they clear an area, they clear it all. Logs everywhere!! The sign says it all. Watch out for logging trucks. In 2010 our windshield bought the farm by one of these trucks.
Grande Prairie is a major city on the way to Dawson Creek, the entrance to the Alaskan Highway. ...
... it was a latitude barrier we crossed or we just hadn’t either moved or stopped moving at that particular time in the last couple days, It definitely felt surreal. And that wouldn’t stop for 4 months straight.
Chilling by the fire with some whhhhhiskey, we soon observed a family of very large, very goofy and very stupid moose staggering around the other side of the river, putting on a show. We also, unfortunately, ...
... out of the café was that it was dark outside and only 7:45 pm. Guess we can tell we’re getting further south. We found the RV Park easily using the Milepost and mile markers and the office was still open. They had a pull through site with electricity (Wayne can use his electric heating pad) and WiFi (I can update the travel blog and check e-mail) so we were pleased. We’ll have to wait until the morning to find out what Ken & Terry liked so much about this ...