|Alaska is the destination, but driving through Canada is awesome! We left Clinton, BC and drove a little over 200 miles to Prince George, BC. We stayed the night in Bee Lazee RV Park. Appropriately named!! We got there early enough in the day to visit our favorite places! Yes, Costco and a Wal-Mart! You're never very far from either! The next day we traveled 245 mile to Dawson Creek. MILE 0 of the Alaska Highway is located there! OF course we had to find the mile 0 milepost and take our picture in front of it!! Rain or no Rain! We're learning to ignore the rain and do what we need/want to do! Getting wet or not!!
The Alaska Highway was named the Alcan Highway by the military. An acronym for Alaska-Canada Highway. Construction officially began on March 9, 1942. It ended 8 mo. and 12 days later on Oct. 25, 1942. An overland link between Alaska and the Lower 48 had been studied as early as 1930 by President Herbert Hoover, but with the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, it was deemed a military necessity.
Today we traveled approx 280 miles or so to get to Fort Nelson. The roads are starting to get a little rough! Our coaches were bouncing over a couple of the bumps!! Cathe and Marianne bent their tow bar during that little episode! But all in all today's journey was pretty cool. Some of us got to see a mother Moose with her baby crossing a dirt road! Dan and DeeDee actually had to stop in the middle of the road and blow there horn at a moose that wouldn't get out of the road! We were to far back to see that! But it was pretty exciting for those that did!! Oh Yeah, Dan & DeeDee are fellow RVers that joined us in Clinton! Ya gotta love this lifestyle!! You meet the greatest people!! Tomorrow we head to Liard River Hotsprings Provincial Park (what we call National Park). We're gonna hang out there at least long enough to get in the hot springs!! Well some of us are gonna get in the hot springs! Rain or no Rain! Till next time!