May 27, 2014
Too soon we found ourselves
heading out of Jasper National Park. I will return...
what beautiful country!
Today's travel destination would take us just 250 miles up the road to Grand Prairie. The day started off cool and
wildlife before the
sky darkened and the
By the time we arrived in Grande Prairie, the only thing on Mark's mind was
finding a truck wash for the motor home and
Thank goodness we found that truck wash! With clean vehicles, it was time to pick out our site at Camp Wal-Mart. Of, course, this is the most expensive free campground around! And, yes, we did pick up a few things we thought we really needed.
Lunch at Five Guys and a leisure afternoon rounded out the rest of this travel day.
May 28, 2014
On Wednesday, we were up and ready to pull out by 7:00 a.m. Today's travel plan would put us on the
right track. Not far up the road we made our way into
We stopped along the way for Mark and Wanda to
pass out morning snacks. I think they have a new friend.
Time to get back on the road...places to go! Next stop
Dawson Creek...Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway!
We also made stops at the Historic
Kiskatinaw River Bridge. This 531 food structure is the only original timber bridge built along the Alaska Highway that is still in use today.
A pretty amazing
job of engineering this curved wooden bridge!
I guess those morning snacks didn't last too long, because by Mile 72, we were stopping at
The Shepherd's Inn for lunch and a nice break.
Once we were back on the road, we enjoyed a nice afternoon of travel...we saw
workers sweeping the highway...cleaning up the gravel from the winter and
bears playing along the road. And, lots of signs
to beware of of wildlife...however, other than the bears, these two
took the prize! I was moaning because I haven't yet seen a moose!
We found a great
pull out just outside of Fort Nelson. We decided to own it for the night! We put out our lawn chairs and
set up camp.
for cooking the hotdogs!
Another great finish to a great travel day!
May 29, 2014
This getting up by 5:30 in the morning and being ready to leave before 7 is getting to be a habit. Today's journey took us straight into Fort Nelson...we all needed fuel. This was our $$$ fuel stop so far at $6.00 a gallon. But, what was ahead of us, made the pain at the pump go away!
From Fort Nelson, we traveled into the Northern Rockies and as we were enjoying the beauty of the
mountains, we rounded the corner and headed down the hill to
Muncho Lake! There are no words to describe the sight we saw. The reflections
And, just when we thought the day could get no better...
Our day's end and
campground came into sight...Liard Hot Springs Provincial Park. Our $24 for the night got us no water, no electricity, no sewer...but, it did get us a nice spot to park and a
dip in the 100 degree river turned hot tub! It was so wonderful, we went back after
And, yet another amazing day for the books!