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May 18, 2017 - Crossing into Canada
This is just a place holder point for the map. We drove to Lynden, WA to the east of Birch Bay and Blaine for cheapest fuel before the border, then we crossed the border at Sumas, WA. It was easy, with only pleasant questions from the female border guard. The kind of crossing we all pray for.Jump to full entry
Oct 6, 2016 - Yea! Squash for Margie or A Goat on the Loose.
We went to the grocery store today. We can get almost anything, instead of only what is available like we did in Alaska. Eggs were 97 cents per dozen. Margie washed the motor home and the truck. I added gas to the truck that one of our neighbors/co-workers gave us in Skagway. They sold their 5th wheel camper and truck while they were in Skagway. They sold it before the end of the season but made the deal that they could continue to use it until the end of the season. They turned the 5th wheel over to the new owners on our last day of work...Jump to full entry
Oct 5, 2016 - We got too much stuff!
Wednesday 05 I went to the storage unit to get all the stuff we left here before crossing the border and pay the remaining fee of $4.50 for the locker. First we emptied the truck so it was empty enough for me to fill it up with that stuff. Margie stayed here to go through and organize all of it. We ended up bringing back more stuff than we left here. After I got back we put all of that stuff back in. The truck is crammed full of stuff. Even the back seat is full. We want to be at our new job by the 11th so we can help another couple on...Jump to full entry
Jun 17, 2013 - Sure Hope the Glaciers Don't Melt Before We Get There
We departed Anchorage this morning around 10:00 I suppose. After yesterday's debacle neither of us was any to anxious to fall out of bed or move with any speed. But we did. We headed down the Seward Highway and just out of Anchorage, a lovelier highway we probably haven't driven. Well, Big Sur maybe, but this one was unexpected, I guess, which made it all the lovelier. There were snowy mountains ahead and on both sides. Turnagain Arm was a bay that James Cook explored trying to find the Northwest Passage. He sent ships down to waterways off...Jump to full entry
May 30, 2013 - Prince George to Dawson Creek
Prince George took about 15 minutes to traverse at 9:00 a.m. so that should tell you something about the size. I will say there was a bit more traffic yesterday afternoon. Driving Hwy 97 to Dawson Creek The trees, small Douglas fir, I think, or some kind of fir, and are being heavily sawmilled. We saw a huge stack of logs near Bear Lake, I think. I was driving at the time which tends to make my mind go blank Larry said the logs were 30 or 40 feet high and 10 or 15 acres. (Who remembers from way back last fall what I told you about Larry’s...Jump to full entry
May 28, 2013 - Today we start across Canada…FINALLY.
It seems like the last 8 ½ months have just been preliminary to this. A word to Oregon and Washington: Good-bye. It has been a history and geology lesson like no other. You are lovely with you moss and flowers and giant forests and snow-capped mountains. That said, I will not miss your rain and cold, however. And we have had an inordinate amount of that. I think I need to stay longer because to a person, everyone with whom I spoke loves the area. And they never seemed to mind the cold rain. A prime example is the family with two young...Jump to full entry
Jul 5, 2012 - Cassair Highway
We are finally on our way out of Canada. It has been a great time, we have seen a lot of wild animals and numerous mountain ranges. We have seen several glaciers and many sights that are hard to describe. We have met some nice people along the way. It seems that everyone that is making this journey are all in high spirits and looking to see everything that they can see. It was funny how you never knew what was around the next turn in the road. As we were traveling down the road one day several men on motorcycles passed us. This was nothing...Jump to full entry
May 26, 2011 - Border crossing at Sumas, WA
Left Camping World in Burlington about 8:30 am and headed north to Sumas, WA., about 50 miles, to cross into Canada. Entry into Canada went without incident. We handed them our passports and they asked where we were from, where we were headed, any firearms on board, do we own any firearms, is the car registered in California also and how much liquor we have with us. Evidently they were satisfied with our answers because they let us cross and told us to have a nice trip. Now, on to Nairn Falls Provincial Park where we will spend two nights.Jump to full entry
Aug 26, 2010 - Heading home!
All good things must come to an end! Our dream of going to Alaska has been full-filled. It's been a incredible journey, one I feel truly blessed to have made. It was a sad day when we had to say good-bye to Nancy & Ron! They headed down Hwy 16 in British Columbia to Jasper, Alberta, Canada. They're heading home to catch the first of many Virginia Tech football games! Go Hokies! We'll miss our Virginia friends!! Marianne, Cathe, George & I continued our trek down Hwy 1 heading for the border. The C & M Nomads absolutly would not cross the...Jump to full entry
Jun 12, 2010 - Crossing over into Canada
Toured the Boeing Facility in Everett, WA - where they make the 747s through the new 787s - still being certified. What a huge place - in fact the largest building in the world. Supposedly you can fit 2000 normal size homes (at 2000 sq. ft. each) in it. And my last fantastic figure - it takes 6 million parts to make one 747. Whew !!! We're crossing over into Canada tomorrow and will be in Canada - mainly Rte. 1 - until July 1. We'll be without our internet service - so at mercy of campgounds offering free wi-fi - if and when we can find it....Jump to full entry
May 21, 2009 - Crossing into Canada
The third couple, Stan & Carol, arrived in Lynden last night and we went for a quick trip to see them. Susan & Bruce had made friends and spent time with them in South Dakota last year. Since they were also making the Alaska trip, we asked them to join us. Today was the big day. Three big rigs crossed the border together into BC Canada this morning and plan on spending Memorial Day weekend here in Hope, BC. We expect to spend about 4 months together, along with our friends Bob & Jackie who are due to catch up with us in a few weeks. After...Jump to full entry
Jul 23, 2007 - Homeward Bounder, Maybe?, Maybe Not?
HOMEWARD BOUND, MAYBE, MAYBE NOT July 15, 2007 - Fairbanks, Saturday, July 15th, 2007, Fairbanks, AK, The Land of the Midnight Sun. (con't) I was so involved in reliving and writing this journal I didn't notice it was after 3AM so I updated what I had to that point and decided to finish at another time. With it being daylight most of the night it doesn't seem late. The sun was just starting to set. Lonnie you would love it here you don't have to drive at night! At least for the summer. Here, you hear things that you wouldn't hear at home,...Jump to full entry