Sandy and Sherry's Adventures 2011 travel blog

Starting on the Alaska Highway

Last Original Wood Bridge still in use.

American Soldier Memorial at Lake Charlie

Generator House for RV Park

No sniveling (But at $1.589 a liter)

We finally got on the road around 9:30. It was still raining. We turned off of the Alaskan Highway about 17 miles outside Dawson Creek to go see the Kiskatinaw River Bridge. The problem was there was no sign telling us to go left or right so we went right. Well, that started to take us down a very muddy road so we stopped. We unhooked the car, left the RV where it was, turned the car around and drove the car to the bridge. This historic “curved” wooden bridge is 531 ft long and is the only original timber bridge built along the Alaska Highway that is still in use today. After getting pictures of the bridge we drove back to the RV, turned the RV around, hooked up the car and got back on the Alaska Highway.

At Charlie Lake outside Fort St. John we stopped to see an Alaska Highway monument that memorializes 12 American soldiers who drowned May 14, 1942, when their pontoon boat sank while crossing the lake. They were working on the construction of the highway.

We filled with gas in Fort Nelson. It was 1.45/litre ($5.54/gal). Ouch!!!! Folks told us to get gas there since it only gets higher.

We stopped for the night at Tetsa River Services and Campground. The area generates its own power using a generator. So at 11pm tonight they will turn off the power and turn it back on again around 4am. The gas here is $1.589/litre ($6.04/gal) so luckily we filled when we did. They even have a sign on the pump which says “No Sniveling”. We have entered the Pacific Time Zone.

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