Wednesday, May 21, 2014

So Far, So Good


That is about it, we have traveled 800 hundred miles into Canada, and only had one very near miss.  Really thought we had bit the dust, but lady luck smiled and we lived to see another day.  Gas prices are not as big a shock to us, coming from California, diesel is always 4 bucks there, or has been for the last 3 years.  Have not been to the grocery store, we are one of those people who did not know they sold food in Canada.  Hardly left any in the good ole USA for the folks back home. 

We did not go into the Banff, Jasper area.  Had been there before, and wanted to see the other road, but it was not very scenic, just country ranches as far as you could see.


Rochfort Bridge Trestle

Believed to be the second longest wooden railway trestle in the world.

  Then we hit the forests and oil drilling area.  They are really booming.  Places where there are completely new towns that look like they have just sprung up.  Large motels and restaurants. Jobs, jobs and more jobs.

We pulled into Grande Prairie yesterday, and are leaving tomorrow, meeting with the more of the Loosey Goosey gang in Dawson Creek.  The official start of the Alaskan Highway.  Yesterday the weather was wonderful, low 70’s, today not so much.  Windy and cool, at least there are not mosquitos.

Hopefully the next post will be more exciting, we now just seem to be traveling to get some place.  Sure miss having a phone to consult on what & where things and places are.  And the pain in my foot has eased some, at least it is to the point where it is bearable. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Be safe and have a great time!!!!