We got off to an early start this morning, the bright daylight woke me at 4:30. I lay there until nearly 5:30 then got up and started making noise until Marvin finally got up. We were on the road by 7:00.
As soon as we got a little north of Dawson Creek we began to see snow along the sides of the highway, it evidently snowed during the night again. But today was beautiful, bright and sunny with huge puffy clouds.
When the Alaskan Highway was first built in the 1940s it was a curvy, hilly stretch. They’ve since gone in and straightened most of it out but there are still lots of hills. We took a little detour on part of the original highway, which is very curvy and hilly, in order to see and cross the Kiskatinaw Curved Bridge. This is the only original timber bridge built along the Highway that is still in use.
North of Dawson Creek was mostly farmland, then it became very forested and hilly with some pretty steep ups and downs. This is natural gas country and we passed numerous facilities. We kept our eyes out for wildlife but other than a couple of deer the only exciting thing was a cow moose crossing the road in front of us, I didn’t get a good photo though. The Rocky Mountains came into view again, but were too far away to get pictures. They really afforded us some beautiful scenery though. At mile marker 101 we passed through the little town of Wonowon!! Funny.
Tonight we’re in Fort Nelson at Triple G Hideaway. We’re right next door to the Fort Nelson Heritage Museum so we took a walk over there. It’s very interesting with artifacts and exhibits covering the history of the area and the building of the highway. We watched a very old movie about the highway. The best part of the museum is a garage full of antique cars and trucks, all in excellent condition.
We paid $144.9 for gas. You do the math!