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Jun 11, 2010 - Fort Nelson, BC

Fort Nelson has the most fascinating "HERITAGE MUSEUM", we enjoyed it so much. The museum consists of a large collection of antique cars and trucks all in working condition thanks to the curator "Marl Brown" (an elderly man with a long white beard and long white hair) He and Jim spent hours together (me too) looking at all the interesting things this man has done. If it didn't run when it got to the museum, it ran after Marl got done with it! He actually owns most of the cars and trucks there. Marl, his wife and a friend drove his "1908...

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Jun 11, 2010 - Ft. Nelson Heritage Museum

We planned to sleep in this morning, but the people in the site next to us woke us up early with almost an hour of loud talking and noise before they left the campground. Most campers are very considerate and this is the first time we can recall encountering extended early morning loud neighbors. Sandy fixed scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast, after which we went to the nearby Ft. Nelson Heritage Museum. We met the curator of the museum - Marl Brown - he had long white hair and long white beard. Interesting museum with a wide variety...

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Our Alaska Journey

Jun 10, 2010 - Ft. Nelson

Today we leave Dawson Creek to start up the Alaska Highway. We hoped to get off early (we didn't unhitch the truck last night to save some time), but we had a delay in leaving. None of the sites at this campground had a sewer connection and, by the time we were ready to go, there were 3 other RVs lined up at the dump station, causing a delay as we waited our turn to dump our tanks. (For our non-camping friends, in an RV the waste that you rinse down the drain or flush down your toilet at home is collected in tanks located beneath the RV and...

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Our Alaska Journey

Jun 9, 2010 - I think I shall Never See anything as beautiful as a Tree

If you like trees, then today was your day. We traveled 300 miles along the Alaskan Highway, formerly the AlCan Highway. We left Mile Marker 0 in Dawson Creek this morning, and arrived in Fort Nelson this afternoon. We did travel into another time zone....Pacific time, now two hours earlier than Central Time. There were millions of acres of pines, aspen, poplar today, which means there are many huge logging operations. The farther north we traveled the more natural gas/oil refineries we saw. We also saw the Canadian Rockies to the west a...

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Jun 9, 2010 - Wed. June 9

The milage today was about 280 from Dawson Creek to Ft. Nelson. Each day the scenery changes and has its own beauty. Today, there were many miles of tall, tall pines. Lumber/logging is certainly an important industry in Canada. Oil and natural gas is the other. The building of the Alaska Highway in the 40s is amazing and you wonder how it was ever accomplished. We stopped at the 0 mile marker in Dawson City before we left and took the pictures. So now we are officially headed to Alaska. As I stated yesterday, we have many a mile to go but...

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Jun 3, 2010 - Dawson Creek to Fort Nelson

Another beautiful sunshiny day!. We are starting our first day on the “Alaska Highway”. This is our fourth day on the road in Canada and we are finally on the the Alaska Highway. We headed out of town looking forward to the day. We drove over a ridge, around a curve and then the most spectacular view of a valley was before us. We pulled into a turnout so we could take pictures but pictures never fully convey the awesomeness of nature. As we were pulling back onto the road, one of the folks in our caravan noticed an issue with their tow...

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Dan & Dee's Travels

Jun 3, 2010 - Driving through Canada

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...

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On The Road Again

Jun 2, 2010 - Fort Nelson

Left Dawson Creek at 5am (0 dark 30 for sure!) to gas up and take off for Fort St. John, where we’re supposed to be at the Western Star dealer, who told us to be there at 7am so they could look at our coach. In 1942 200 souls lived here, until the U.S.Army got here and ballooned the population up to 6,000 people! It was called Camp AlCan and since it was the end of the world as far as anyone could really tell, it was the logical staging place to start building northward. Fort St. John also has a piece of gold rush history: in 1897 it was on...

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May 15, 2010 - The Alaska Highway - Day 1

Saturday, May 15, 2010 Day 1 on THE ALASKA HIGHWAY We filled up on gas, made a trip to the local grocery store for some fresh meats, and got on our way. Today we drove 289 miles to Fort Nelson, BC. This is just a stop to break up the miles and hours in the car. We started around 11:00 a.m. PT and arrived at around 5:30 p.m PT. Not long after we started we took a side road and drove the original Alaska Highway, so we could cross the historic curved wooden Kiskatinaw River Bridge, 531 ft. long, and the only original timber bridge built along...

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Dec 23, 2009 - Fort Nelson

We stayed overnight here. We ate at boston pizza. Super good ravioli, we both has pasta actually, dad had spaghetti and meatballs. The hotel was unnesisarily overpriced. Well. I had teriyaki beef jerky from the gift shop in the morning. Super dry though.

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Oct 18, 2009 - Day 4 of our trip

Intended to start out about 7:30am this morning, but had a tire on the trailer going flat. Derek got it changed and we headed out about 8:10am it was 28 degrees. We immediately past a field full of elk but there was no place to pull over. Looks like about 30 or so but only one had a rack we could see. It looks like they jumped a fence and are enjoying someones pasture. Another herd about a mile later but way back off the road. The kids are having a blast with all the wildlife to bark at. Stopped at a place called Testa (where we had...

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Sep 19, 2009 - Toad River, BC

It’s Saturday so that means pancakes and eggs for breakfast. It rained hard overnight and we left the front ceiling vent open so the floor was wet this morning. Who with an RV hasn’t done that? My mind goes back to camping in a tent in New England and I count my blessings. The heat’s on, the water’s hot and we’re dry. The Alaska Highway is 1,390 miles long from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Delta Junction, Alaska. We’ve traveled 980 miles of it so far, 410 miles to go. The fall colors really pop out when it’s sunny. Whether sunny or...

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