Tuesday, 14 June 2011

North to Alaska

It was decided we would take the scenic route to the Alaskan Highway.  Outside the evidence of oil, coal and endless stretches of pine forests that lined the roads there was not much to see and after where we had come from we could not quiet comprehend their meaning of “scenic" however there was something different. We were lucky enough to spot a horned elkhorn,  to be stopped on the Highway while a mine blast took place that we could feel the effects from within our vehicle and to see a fire from a gas explosion.  
It was time for an oil change on Troopy and Grande Prairie being the base for the local agricultural industry was where we figured we would have the most success. We pulled up at Starbucks at 5pm and directly behind was a small Lube outlet where we were able to get Troopy and the RV serviced straight away.  While the men folk attended to the vehicles the ladies visited the shopping mall for some supplies.
We then made our way out of town to Country Road RV Park for our overnight stay. The park was a typical farm stay with amenities and laundry in a Barn style building.  It was a warm night, which we could only identify by the looking at the clock as it was still daylight at 11.00 pm when we headed to bed to try and get some sleep. We were in short sleeves with windows of the RV open, screens protecting us from the mosquitos hovering outside. It did cool down to a low of 5 degrees C overnight which was a pleasant change from the snow and cold of the mountains.   
The following morning we left Alberta behind crossing over into British Columbia on our way to Dawson Creek where we will commence our 1,500 mile journey on the world Famous Alaska Highway ....

Drive through Bank



Barn amenities at Farm Stay RV Park

Grand Prairie heading towards Alaska

Evidence of coal mining

Stopped for mine blast given $10 free fuel


Watch for elk

STOP  in Canada....

Shopping complex

Welcome to the British Columbia

Route 40

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