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We Begin the Alaska Highway!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

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We start our drive up the Alaska Highway today, leaving Dawson Creek and ending up at Fort Nelson. This section of the drive has been written up to be the least scenic part of the drive, but we find many things to keep it interesting. The best sight is a mama black bear and her two cubs that we see along the highway. The two cubs scamper up a tree when we slow down to try to take a picture and they look really cute!!! I do not get very good pictures since we are in a slow moving car, but I do get a picture of the mama black bear and one of the cubs climbing the tree. The cub is hugging the pine tree trunk on the rightside of the picture.
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The most unusual thing we see today is a heard of bison on the side of the road, trying to cross. We’re not sure where they came from.
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We arrive at the RV park in Fort Nelson, set up and visit the historical Fort Nelson museum beside the park. It’s actually a very interesting little museum.
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I make sure to pick out an RV park with cable TV tongiht and we spend the night watching TV: season finale of Lost and American Idol. The Canadian TV channel, CTV, has them both on, so TV watching from 7pm til 11pm :-) That may be the last of TV watching for awhile, or at least til a rainy day in a town. The next stretch of road is supposed to be extremely scenic and the sun is supposed to shine the next few days. Yea!!!

Posted by jengelman 10:06 Archived in Canada Tagged family_travel

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Hi, Claire,Jere, and Joey. Mom and Dad are in the Smokies after a little problem with their truck. The problem that was fixed last year(Dad not happy) but didn't break them. Have fun going up the highway. Smiley

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