This was another day of racking up the miles. We left the RV park in Manning quite early, and headed south toward Grimshaw AB, then west toward Fort St. John BC, where we had lunch and then joined the Alaska Highway (about 50 miles up the road from its official start in Dawson Creek BC, but about 250 miles short of where we had planned to join it, at the end of the Liard Trail).
We continued on to Fort Nelson BC, where we spent the night in an RV park behind a truck stop (great washrooms, though, which was all we needed). The town has a government-subsidized performing arts theater that shows movies as well, so we had the chance to catch the latest Indiana Jones movie before turning in.
Since leaving Yellowknife NT yesterday morning, we’ve driven over 1,000 miles. (Had the Liard Trail (NT Route 7) been open, it would have saved us over 400 of those miles.) But now we plan on slowing down and enjoying the fruits of all that driving.