Over the Continental Divide...AGAIN!

Trip Start Sep 20, 2007
Trip End May 16, 2008

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Flag of Canada  , British Columbia,
Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Journey is back on track. I'm, more or less, where I should be at this time.

I entered the USA 6 months ago and had to be back in Canada by today. My original plans were to be on the west coast of Canada today. Well...I'm only 150kms from the coast. Who would have guessed?

My detour home seems to have followed my other detours during the Journey. It served it's purpose and I will report on what happened since I made the decision to continue on to the coast in the next few days.

So, I had decided to leave Calgary this morning, last week. For those of you not following the news for Calgary (if you don't live there), they had a record snow dump today.

Last night I had the trailer packed up and ready to roll for first thing this morning. I get out of bed at 6 am and look outside. It looks perfect for a drive, no snow on the ground. I go wash up and head downstairs with the last of my stuff and look outside. It's snowing...big...fluffy...snowflakes!

I eat breakfast and bring the last of my stuff to the truck and trailer. I'm ready to roll by 6h45. There's three inches of snow on my truck already. Decision time! Do I stay or do I go? I can barely see across the street.

For whatever reason I have this feeling that the storm is local (and east of where I am) and that within thirty minutes I'll be out of this storm. I hit the road. The first few blocks are tuff going. The roads are already quite slippery. Lucky for me I live less than one km from the highway that leads west out of town. I'm also on the western city limits. Within fifteen minutes the big, fluffy snowflakes are mere snowpellets. Fifteen minutes after that it's no longer snowing and I see some blue sky.

Am I psychic or have I already lived through my life? Or does my soul know what's going to happen? I'll answer that at a later time.

The remainder of the drive was awesome. Traffic was light, the sun shone most of the day, and the roads were wet, and potentially icy, for only a short distance, considering I drove over 800 kms today.

And most astonishing...I still feel great...not very tired at all. I'll write more about all this later.

I actually stopped and took the time to take some pictures. I've also included a picture taken by my friend Mary of the snow on her street in Calgary (the stuff that I missed out on).

That's all for now.

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