Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Alaska Day 79 Return to Dawson Creek

Well, it’s been about 79 days ago “The Gang” left from  Dawson Creek.  Miles we are at 5,820 and that’s from Sweetgrass, MT to here. We are about 800 miles to the border next to Waterton Nat Park (Canada). It’s the way we are going via the Jasper, Banff Parks.

The “Beast” (our RV) did pretty dog on good overall. Right now the Datastorm is not working.  I also have the front air gauge go bad just yesterday. That was a little bit of a scare but is replaceable sometime in the future.  I have to visually check that the front air bags are filled which is easy enough.  The U.S. Gear brake on the car has just about all but stopped working completely. The car brake lights work and that’s about it. Maybe I can get that fixed at the Escapade.  A few nicks in the paint but for 6K miles I can’t complain.

We arrived in Dawson Creek around noon (Tuesday).  Mile Post 0 campground wanted $41 for their less that average campground.  No friggin way.  They raised their rates. It was $32 in May.  I laughed at them and left. We are heading for Alberta.  Hey, that’s why we got solar and big tanks, etc….

Will update later today if Datatstorm works.

See ya…….

Tuesday evening update…Washed the RV at Tubby’s ($22) and a good wash too.  Then we left. We are now in Grande Cache, Alberta and we have WiFi.   Went 415 miles today. Paid $1.14 litre in Grand Prairie. The Beast took 101 gallons. That just means I had about 49 to go. Hit a hole with the left front tire and knocked my hub cap off and it’s gone.  Here are some pics of toady and in the order they were taken.DSC_0001  DSC_0002 DSC_0003 DSC_0004 DSC_0006 DSC_0011  DSC_0013 DSC_0015 DSC_0016 DSC_0017 DSC_0019 DSC_0020 DSC_0025

Buffalo…farm raisedDSC_0027

Elk….farm raisedDSC_0029 DSC_0033

Finally a regular deer……….DSC_0034 DSC_0035

Home is where we park it. The police station is just a hollar away too.  It just worked out that way.DSC_0001-1

Tomorrow we are not sure where or what we are going to do.  We have choices as always.

See ya………..

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