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Sep 14, 2012 - Day 77

Departing Telkwa, we continued Easterly on the Yellowhead Highway towards Prince George, BC. A nice sun shiny day. We passed through the towns of Houston, Topley, Decker Lake, Burns Lake, Fraser Lake, and Vanderhoof on our way to Prince George. Houston boasts the largest fly fishing rod, a 60 ft long anodized aluminum fly rod with a 21 in. "Skuskomish Sunrise" flourescent fly. I don't think I would want to try to do any fishing with it. Houston is also the Steelhead Fishing Capitol of the World. We were not able to get a photo of the...

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Sep 5, 2012 - a parting of the ways

As the Yellowhead Highway took us east through British Columbia, the scenery changed from mountains, lakes, and forest to mountains, lakes and farms. Although there were still “watch for moose” signs on the road, when we saw big, brown animals, they were cows. Gold miners came through this area, but these days logging is the biggest industry. We passed through a number of quaint, small towns that looked like most small towns in the lower 48, rather than that scruffy “end of the road” look that was typical of the Yukon. Prince George was...

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Sep 3, 2012 - prince george, bc

Our last night, and one more meal. There is a continal breakfast in the moning, but I said my good-by's at supper. By the time they got to breakfast i had couple hundred mile behing me, was on the road about 4am, headed to everett, WA. Found out that there is a west coast tour starting in everett, and ending in LA...Just where I was heading, so what the heck...stay tuned. But in the mean time have several days here to clean, and get truck to atuo hobby shop at NS Everett of over due oil change.

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Aug 22, 2012 - Prince George, BC

We started the morning in a valley cloaked in fog with hanging glaciers shinning in the morning sunlight.  The Columbia Glacier was as spectacular as ever, hard to image what it must have looked like in the early 1900's, when it extended across the valley.  My favorite goat spot was under construction so it was a washout,  glad the goats in GNP were so cooperative.  Kathy got in her fix of WWS in Jasper before we headed to Prince George for the evening.

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Aug 22, 2012 - Telkwa To Prince George

8-22 Telkwa To Prince George Sunny and 58 Degrees Stayed at Treasure Cove Casino Today’s drive looked different. There are really no farms in Alaska since the climate just isn’t suitable for farming. Along the highway today we’re seeing farms, hay bales rolled up, and cows and horses grazing in pastures. We’re also traveling still through some forests and seeing some logging activity. I got a glimpse of a fox in a meadow beside the road this morning! Went past too fast for any pictures. We are no longer driving long stretches of...

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Aug 19, 2012 - Southpark RV Park

Stayed at Southpark RV Park in Prince George, BC for one night in a FHU site. Once again, we especially enjoyed the free Wi-Fi while we have no cell phone or satellite TV service while in Canada. This is a recommended RV park. Note 1: While traveling from Hazelton to Prince George, BC, we saw a Red-Tailed Hawk, several Beaver lodges and dams, an American Red Squirrel, a large flock of Canadian Geese, and numerous different species of ducks.

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D & D World Travel

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

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