Larry & Cheryl's 2019 Travels travel blog

Long day up to Fort Nelson

Mural in Grande Prairie

Historical milestones

Long straight highway out of town

More farms

Beaverlodge, 1st Nation People

Beaverlodge Cultural Center

Arriving back in British Columbia

Just can't shake those dark clouds

Steel sculptures at border town of Bison and cattle

Welcome to Pouce Coupe, BC

History of Pouce Coupe Prairie

Dawson Creek

Go that way

Sandstone cliffs worn from river and winds

Kiskatinaw River

Interesting hills

Our 1st encounter with Wajax Power Systems was here

Strange line of clouds

Old burn area

Camp for pipeline workers

Long rows of tiny apartments

Stupid rain, we can't run from it

Caught a photo of a black bear eating

Downhill we go again

Pretty reflection of the birch trees

Dark sky from the overhead storm

Dark thunderstorm

Clearing a little

Pipeline crosses over the road.

Todays travel was 364.5 miles in 6.5 hours late into the evening due to a late afternoon start.

The Wajax Edmonton shop rebuilt the transmission yesterday afternoon and shipped it back to Grande Prairie overnight. Our guy at Grande Praire went to the delivery dock and picked it up, Steve installed and ran tests on it. Then we drove it around in town and on the highway. While they finished up and totaled up the charges, I went to WalMart & a Plumbing store, and Burger King for some lunch. The billing gal explained everything that was done and how she had some leeway in her billing and gave us some discounts where they could. All in all, it was not as bad as expected, especially with the Canadian dollar at 75 cents to our dollar. Everyone at this facility (and Edmonton) were so helpful, welcoming and tried to make our situation a little more pleasant however they could.

We left 3:30 pm (remember we are gaining an hour going west crossing from Mountain time to Pacific Time), drove to Fort Nelson arriving at 9 p,m. It was a long day to Triple G Hideaway RV Park. We did 364.5 miles in 6.5 hours.

We went through a couple thunderstorms which distressed Daisy. The skies were really dark. I called ahead to the RV Park when we had good cell service. After explaining our situation and what time we would probably be arriving, the manager went out of her way to secure a spot. The office (including camp store and restaurant) were closing and she stayed until we were settled in.

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