Thursday, May 29, 2014

Jasper to Liard River Hot Springs...

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



We were able to catch sight of someDSC_0065-001 

wildlife before the


sky darkened and the


rains came.

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



Bob wasn't


far behind.

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


British Columbia.

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 up the gravel from the winter and



bears playing along the road.  And, lots of signs

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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.

Thanks Bill


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


were awesome!

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!

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