Riding along in my automobile, my baby beside me..

Trip Start May 13, 2007
Trip End ??? ??, 2008

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Flag of Canada  , British Columbia,
Saturday, June 16, 2007

What a week!!!

We arrived back from Alaska, found a hotel and collapsed in the bed, not feeling too well.  But we are pioneers and we fought bravely on, or rather Chris did I whined about how ill I was, he was a hero.  We booked into a hostel, cheap, clean and full of youths from all over the world, very entertaining and rather like being at home.  Vancouver, Downtown is like another city full of bright lights and shops, it is just not possible to see all and do all, within our budget anyway, so a lot of the big tourist attractions have to be prioritized and in many cases not seen. Trips and tours are very expensive and you are not guaranteed to see what they offer, we went on the sky train and had a look around, there is extensive work being done in the city and on the way to Whistler apparently for the winter games and that is causing delays and chaos. (Like Lincoln in the snow)

We hired a car and went up north toward Prince George and the Yukon, into fox,wolf, grizzly,cougar, moose, beaver and deer country.  We saw one moose, horses, cows, buffalo and a bear in a field that looked at us and sniffed"damn tourists"  We searched off the roads, down tracks, into woodland but the wildlife had left the area and moved to warmer climates.  We did see the rodeo area and lots of horses, (sorry Jenny, I didn't take a photo, but they were nice horses I'm sure).  We have started to stay in Motels, cheaper than hotels and in some cases cheaper than the hostels.  The scenery is spectacular and every turn is different, the roads are very windy and there are sheer drops down one side of the road, you are up in the clouds one minute and out in flat counrty the next, or so it seems.  The roads, turn into routes and tracks and back into roads again.  There are small country places frequently along the way all inviting you to stay, but we have decided to leave Canada and head for somewhere new.  To do the country justice we would need to spend another 4 - 6 weeks here everything is such a distance and one day we only traveled 1 inch on the map even thought we had been driving all day.  Plus the cost of traveling is more than we had thought, dont believe the prices that you see quoted.  Sometimes the organised trips will only take you to the place they want you to see as you all well know how it works! $100 here $100 there.

So after our rethink we decided to buy a car.  We looked at Mustangs (my favourite), Chevvy's, Ford's, Big boy druggy cars, Camaro's, Hummer's and the like and found the perfect car.  So now we are able to go wherever we want, move on when we are ready to and stay in the car in an emergency.

So America here we come.  Hope you enjoyed the photo's of Alaska?  AND thanks everyone who keeps sending us an email, it makes us less homesick.

Love and kisses xxxxxxxxxx
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derek0 on

Glad you are both back on dry land, safe if not too well,nice car, big enough to fit the camping kit in, a tent is cheaper, did you think about a motorhome, some say it is the only way to see all the places at a reasonable cost?
No stump bears then, a couple more dities for you, a tourist on a bike in bear country- meals on wheels, touriists in motorhomes- packed lunch, ah well.
Sorry Chris beat you to the Gold, we recognise some of the places we visited from your pics,, fond memories it is a great place, the emphasis on GREAT as in BIG.
Take care and carry on having fun, carwashing may bring in some pocket money for those little extras.

Derek and Linda

derek0 on

Cash in Hand
PS, you may have to take a sub for the HOG? as if?

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