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Aug 12, 2012 - Prince George, BC

Sun, 12 Aug: Well, today we broke one of our rules—we drove more than 400 miles in one day. We didn't intend to do that when we departed, but it sorta worked out that way. No harm done other than we were two pretty tired puppies by Day's End. We started out as planned, departing Stewart, BC at 0835 and headed back along the Stewart Highway (BC 37A) to the Cassiar Highway (BC 37) and then south to its junction with the Yellowhead Highway (BC 16). We planned to buy fuel at the junction, but when we got there the sole station was so...

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2012 Travels

Aug 9, 2012 - Prince George, BC

So just 60 miles east of Vanderhoof we arrived at Prince George where we spent the entire day at the Winnebago dealer getting our monitor fixed. For those not familiar with motorhomes, they have cameras showing the coach sides and rear view. Prior to buying the Jeep we really used the right camera when we were on roads with little shoulder and BIG drop offs. Notice I am worried about the passenger side. I think Wayne needs to experience the perspective of the passenger on some of these roads! After we attained the Jeep, the camera monitor...

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Aug 4, 2012 - Twin Falls & Prince George

It was a long road to Prince George, but we were driven by scenery & the promise of a little "big city" life. Prince George is the geographical center of British Columbia, and is the largest city we've seen since leaving Whitehorse, about 1000 miles ago. To us, this means a laundromat, high-speed WiFi, and stores... "real" stores with normal prices, like Home Depot, Wal-Mart, and other national chains. The Yukon, and British Columbia are winners when it comes to scenery and recreation... but it's always a looooong way to anything larger...

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Jul 28, 2012 - Prince George, British Columbia

A very sad day. We had our farewell dinner tonight. Tomorrow we will all go our separate way. We made some great friends and memories. More later. The motorhome on the wrecker belongs to one of the ones that went over the top of the world highway. Coming into Prince George his power steering hose busted and he lost his brakes and steering. Managed to get it stopped without hitting anything. The three of us that went over the Top of The World Highway got a cetificate for being "Crazy enough to take on the Top Of The World Highway" at the...

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Jul 21, 2012 - Prince George, BC

South Park RV Park. Very nice campground. Not too crowded even though there is an RV caravan here. Probably not more than a dozen RV's - doesn't even fill up the park. Lots of trees and grass. Tonight I can get wifi and John can't. Rained most of the night last night, but it cleared in time for us to close down this AM. Roads have been a great improvement - John even got up to 60. Problem was there was one little town after another, so it slowed us down. And there is a lot more traffic. Temp was in the mid 70's when we got here, but has...

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Jul 20, 2012 - North across the border

Thursday, July 19 Left Seattle and drove up to the border and crossed without much hassle. Our main stop was at Hell's Gate on the Fraser River, where we took the Air Tram down to the pedestrian bridge over the rapids. Watched the salmon gather at the entrance to the fish ladders, and saw an eagle fly along the river. The road along Fraser Canyon was narrow and winding. There is a train track on a narrow ledge along each side. One belongs to the Canadian Pacific Railway, the other to the Canadian National Railway, competing companies that...

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2012 Alaska Roadtrip

Jun 25, 2012 - We're In Canada, Eh?

How do you say, “Where’s the bathroom?” in Canadian? Our trip across the Canadian Border was less eventful than we anticipated. We chose the Sumas, WA border crossing - which is less than 30 miles east of the more popular (congested) I-5 Border crossing at Blaine, WA. We drove over - in the Jeep - a day early to verify what we were allowed to bring across the border, exchange some currency and to purchase a Canadian USB modem (Internet access). When crossing with the motorhome, we knew we had to stop at Canadian customs because we were...

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NORTH BY NORTHWEST

Jun 20, 2012 - June 19 - Houston, BC to Prince George, BC.

Tuesday June 19th: The day started out with getting an oil change in Houston, BC. and then filling up the gas tank. The drive to Prince George was uneventful and upon ariving in Prince George we stopped at Walmart to buy groceries. On the way we saw three blue moooses, which were plywood cutouts painted blue. Then Joanna saw two deer in a field.I was going to park overnight at Walmart but someone we met a few days ago suggested parking at a casino at the intersection of hwy 16 and hwy 97. We parked at the casino and dropped a few Canadian...

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Jun 19, 2012 - Prince George, BC Pop 71K

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Prince George, British Columbia Another 5 hour travel day, this time to Sintich RV and Trailer Park just south of the city of Prince George. Four rows of single/double wide permanent trailers and only about 20 spots for short term travelers. Most residents had tidy yards with interesting yard art. No need to invent a time machine to visit the 1960's and 1970's, just come on over to Quesnel or Prince George. The houses look like they could be from TV’s Leave it to Beaver. Prince George has an expansive field for...

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Jun 13, 2012 - On the road again

Tuesday morning we were all up early. Ken had a sewer outlet next to his garage for his RV, so we emptied our holding tanks and filled our water tanks. Stopping in Ferndale, we topped off our propane tanks and were on the road by 9:00. The decision had been jointly made to avoid Vancouver and the city traffic . We traveled a short way east and crossed the border at Sumas, WA. Unfortunately we had a bag of apples and Mary had just purchased a bag of apples the day before and we were not allowed to take any fruit with a core or pit into...

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May 5, 2012 - Roadtrip underway

Our Roadtrip has begun. We arrived in Prince Rupert at midnight. Getting through the border didn't take too long and we were back on the road. We drove to Smithers and took a short nap. Then we got back on the road and drove to Prince George. We will try to post as much as we can but Internet in Canada is spotty.

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Jan 4, 2012 - Getting ready

We have been tearing done the Xmas decorations inside and outdoors. The darn temp outside is 8'c, it doesnt feel like winter. I think that we are both getting anxious, excited, and a bit scared of the unknown travels. Celebrate Sams Birthday on Saturday. then we are off. Already have a house sitter. will be leaving for Vancouver on Sunday maybe.

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