The Bouchers at Home on the Road travel blog

Getting a bit primitive up here!

And, lo, there was no room at the Inn, when Richard and...

A peaceful drive from Edmonton to Grande Prairie - good roads, not much traffic, and more beautiful scenery. We've seen deer, bison, a coyote (or small wolf), llamas, and plenty of horses and cattle. Lots of signs to watch out for Moose, but didn't see any of those big boys. Just outside of Edmonton, we picked up Hwy 43, which goes up to Dawson Creek and Alaska. Met some people at the RV park in Edmonton who were going on the shorter Alaska tour, which leaves Sunday. They hadn't called ahead for reservations at any of the Grande Prairie camgrounds - we were quite glad we had, because they were all booked up. We had a reservation which we knew was going to be a 'we'll find a place for you' kind of thing - actually, except for no sewer hook-up, our site is great! It's the wash pad next to the Maintenance Shop (Richard feels right at home :) - we have water, electric and TV hook-up, plus there's a great WiFi signal here. The park is :Camp Tamarack RV Park. One of the nicest parks we've been at. We're starting to get into some hills, here, although Grande Prairie is just that - a grand prairie. Jenny tells me that once we get to Dawson Creek, we'll be getting into some serious mountains (Jenny worked up in High Level for 20 or more years). Tomorrow we'll hit the Farmer's Market and do a little local sight seeing. There's a music festival happening here this week-end, which explains some of the booked-up campgrounds. It's also their busy season - saw a sign along the road that said: "Enjoy Alberta's seasons - Winter and July" :)

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