Fun, Fun Fun!!

Fun, Fun Fun!!

Saturday, May 31 – Travel Day-Wildlife (Toad River, Canada)


We got lucky and it didn’t rain last night. But it did sprinkle about 2am this morning.

Jesse and I went for a walk around the campground last night. It sure got crowded about 15-20 rigs came in after us.

This is a way to RV and boat at the same time.

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A very friendly squirrel

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We have been asked about the sunrise and sunset. It gets light about 3:15am and dark about 10:30pm.

We left this morning a little before 9am with us in the lead and saw a bear within the first 20 minutes.

I didn’t get pictures but I think Bob and Janet did.

Then just few more miles down the road we saw a mother bear and to baby cubs. We pulled over and got lots of pictures.


Then Momma became very interested in B&J’s rig. She walked all the way around it.


The cubs followed her, one crossed the street to the other side while the other wasn’t sure how to get around so it went under Bob’s truck and didn’t want to come out. Momma was getting upset with it trying to get it to follow her. It was like you could almost here her fussing with it to follow her.


Further down the road.


Then we stopped for the famous hot cinnamon buns at Tetas River Lodge that several friends told us about.Yummy!!!


The shop was very interesting.


We started to see snow capped mountains again and a frozen lake.


Our next sighting was Stone Sheep.


Then a caribou


We stopped around 12:40 at:


The whole ceiling in all the rooms are covered with hats.


View out our back window. Doesn’t get much better then this.

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We gathered over in front of B&J’s rig to have a fish fry for dinner.

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Jesse built us a campfire and we just sat looking at the water enjoying the fire. We have decided to stay another night just so we can do nothing but enjoy and relax.

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Friday, May 30 - Travel Day-Saw a BEAR! (Fort Nelson, Canada)


We started out at 8am this morning with Bob and Janet in the lead, it was 52 degrees.

We headed NW on the Alaskan Highway to the Kiskatinaw Bridge.  It is the only original bridge still in use. It is also one of the most unusual, curving nine degrees along its 162.5 meter (534 foot) length.

The bridge, the first of its kind in Canada, was built in 1942-43 by Dow Construction of Toronto. Cement footings were put in place in November 1942 using gravel hauled 26 kilometers (16 miles) from a crushing plant at the Peace River. An extreme cold snap that month made it necessary to enclose all concrete pedestals and piers and keep them heated to 22 degrees Celsius (72 degrees Fahrenheit) for 10 days. The bridge is a three span, timber truss structure built 30 meters (100 feet) above the stream.

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The drive was not real exciting today but here is a couple pictures:

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But wait the most exciting part of today was seeing a bear on the side of the road. It was a little one but very cute.

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We also saw a fox carry something in his mouth, and off in the distance we saw a cow moose.

We passed a big truck and it threw a stone at our windshield and this is what it looks like right in front of my view.

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We stopped in Pink Mountain for a potty break then continued on to Triple “G” Hideaway RV Park in Fort Nelson.

We arrived about 1:50 and it was sunny and 74 degrees. Since they have a RV wash station we decided to wash the rigs. Bob went 1st and he wet the back of their rig and the power wash sprayer stopped working. All the the maintenance men had left for the day so they allowed us to wash our rigs at our camp sites. They look so much better.

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NOTE: About the dandelions, I heard from several people the same story about the canola oil. This is a message our Canadian friend JB sent us:

“We keep those dandelions out there just for visitors to marvel at. Strangely enough the dandelions were originally imported from Europe by the Hudson's Bay Company to supplement their employees diet. I guess, like the people from Europe, the country agreed with them. It is a little early for the canola crops in that part of the country to be in flower but in another month or so it will be yellow, yellow, yellow.”

Thursday, May 29 - Mile “0” (Dawson Creek, Canada)


Today started with breakfast at Stuie’s Dinner. I the menu was very minimal, but to food was okay.

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Bob drove so we stopped to get his truck washed. Jesse helped, and Bob kept getting him wet. It cost $9.00 to git-r-done. 

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Then we headed to the Visitors Center, Museum and Art Gallery.

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In the Visitors Center there was a really helpful lady that gave us much information on the Alaska Hwy and places to see. Then we walked around the museum and the guys watched a film on how the Hwy was built.



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While the guys were watching the film Janet and I walked over to the Art Museum. We were not impressed. Then we all headed to the Mile “0” post for pictures which is in the middle of an intersection.

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I made an Alfredo Chicken Pasta Bake for dinner and Janet made the salad.

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