Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Are We There Yet?

Are we there yet?  This is the question we heard for years as we traveled with the children.  And this is the question we ask as we get up every day and conquer one more leg of our journey.  Are we there yet?  This is a very open - ended question.

Our journey through British Columbia is not complete...one day, or slightly more, and we should arrive in the Yukon Territory.  Are we there yet?  Well, we are "here" - in Fort Nelson, B.C., after having put 5327 miles on our vehicle since leaving home June 5.

Since leaving Vancouver on Friday, June 26, we have driven...
 looked for photo opportunities...
taken some photographs...
enjoyed our new camper, and quiet mornings (getting a refresher course on my high school French)...
marveled at unusual weather patterns (Okay pilots and other weather enthusiasts, what is the name for this particular cloud phenomenon?)...
and also enjoyed beautiful sunsets.
There have been some fantastic finds along the road, such as this shop coming into Fort Nelson tonight.  Items are locally crafted, or by Canadian authors and artisans. 


Along the drive, which seems either monotonous, or "challenging," we have found some interesting characters and life-styles.  We did not fully realize how many people make this drive to Alaska...as well as how many people actually caravan.  So there are great stretches of highway we drive where we feel in isolation, and others where it seems rather crowded.

We were stopped on a downhill 5% grade while construction crews did road work.
Most importantly, we managed to reach a milestone on this journey - we are officially driving the Alaska Highway.  Not many people know there is an actual "starting point," but here is the proof.  Dawson Creek, British Columbia is Mile 0.  Only 2500 more miles to go to Anchorage, AK!



So onward we go.  Tomorrow promises to be a more challenging drive, as we cross northwest through the Canadian Rockies.   Many more tales to come!

Enjoy!

1 comment:

joyce said...

Well now, did I ever pick a good time to come back to blog country.....Looks like you drove right through my hometown of 100 Mile House!!! Beautiful country we have here, isn't it?