Day 82 - Dawson Creek Photo Op

Trip Start May 01, 2013
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Trip End May 01, 2014


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Saturday, July 20, 2013

July 20th - Where has the time gone?  Too fast.  Tomorrow we will be on the Alaska Highway and we will eventually take the whole trip to Fairbanks.

Today we dodged lots of rain showers and a little thunder thrown in for good measure.  Actually we need a day like this to get the wash done and do a general clean up on the RV.  So far, we have had only minor things go wrong, so we are very fortunate with that.  The old girl is performing pretty well.  She is sluggish going up hill (or is that Nick)...but we make it at our own pace.

Today was the group picture like I said and at least we got that in to commemorate our start at the beginning.

The construction of this highway put Dawson Creek on the map and during its start of construction the town went from 500 to 10,000.  Farmers put up tent cities on their properties to house the workers.

This area is known for its agriculture and again we see vast stretches of the beautiful yellow fields of canola!  There is one out of our front RV window at this park, and I just never get tired of looking at it against the green bushes in the background.

So after a catered dinner tonight (believe it or not, the lady who owns the hall here at the RV camp will not let anyone come in with shoes on), so we have been warned to wear socks!  I went out to Walmart this afternoon to see if I could find some funny ones, but they didn't have what I was looking for, so I will just have striped socks and leave it at that!!! 

After a good nights rest we will all be on the move again - this time to Fort Nelson, BC which is about a 280 mile drive - that takes us about 6-7 hours at the pace we go...although we are not always last believe it or not!!  Hopefully the road will be a bit more interesting than the other days long drive - well except for the grizzly.  Wow, he was right next to the road! 

We may not have internet access as we are on the move quite a bit in the next week and some are full  hook up, one is dry camping during the beginning of the week, and then who knows.  We will be in 5 campsites in 5 days!!  Ugh...lots of driving for Nick...So, if you get a bunch all at once as these have been, you will know why!!!

Stay well. 
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kimberish
kimberish on

Oh, I am jealous. I have been to Alaska once (for a summer job and fall travel), but never driven the road. I took the ferry up and flew back. I really want to do the drive some time. I look forward to your accounts!

jerrygolfboyer
jerrygolfboyer on

Hard tq believe you are coming up to number 60! Does it seem that long? You would not believe the number of new Cast Members! (A lot of interns).

Pamela on

Mile 0, wow, what a thought. I know the drive ahead seems daunting but you will love what you see along the way. The scenery becomes increasingly beautiful and more rugged. Those Alaskans are a rough, tough bunch!!! They survive in pretty extreme conditions. Make sure you have lots of armor for the mosquitoes. They make ours look the size of gnats!! haha

Claudia on

Happy Trails, dear friends!

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