On our first day of our AK2VA cross country adventure, Alaska really showed us her truly ever changing self. We did final packing of our car and camper in 36 degree spitting rain, and on the way up to hug some friends’ necks we found ourselves in a snow frenzy. Really? Besides the fact that we have no winter clothes packed for this trip and that we had flip flips on like fools – I’ll take a little goodbye snow ;). As we headed out of town, we had more rain…
Bryan and I are always hoping to make good time on our drives, but the Richardson Hwy had other plans. We drove through maybe 1.5- 2 dozen patches of road that were ” in progress”. I have to say that one of the funny things that cracked me up was that they used about 4-5 different descriptions for each patch. Some said loose gravel…
And still others helped you realize that soon you would be going 6mph through the same gravel. At least I was amused!
Yes I made a sign for the camper…I may or may not be crazy! But if you are ever bored and traveling down the road it may be fun to check out some random blog. 😉 We have gotten some interesting looks and it has struck up a good bit of conversations from it already at pit stops haha!
The bumpy road managed to break a leaf spring once again, so our camper is definitely leaning – but at least this time we had prepared the camper setup to keep everything running smoothly. We hope to not have to fix it until VA…so keep us in your prayers! One of the main things we worry about while not getting great gas mileage is how far apart the gas stations are. We definitely decided to stop at pretty much every one we saw – no matter how…um…vintage they looked! 😉
I am telling you – you have to visit the Yukon!!
With about 2 dozen headaches and inconveniences we ran into on this day, it was absolutely perfect timing to pop in this classic movie Bryan’s Mom had sent us. We’d never seen it, but found ourselves laughing hysterically at some of the commonalities we shared with this couple in the movie! Thanks Mrs. Bonnie Jo – you have NO IDEA!!! 🙂
Heading on past Prince George, BC the next day, we passed the gorgeous little town of Smithers and fell in love…it’s like country meets the Mountains, and the people are too kind!
We made it just past Prince George and saw a great place to stop in Hixon, BC at the Canyon Creek Campground and RV park. What a gem! We love this campground and Bryan has loved learning the story of the owners! We can’t believe how many people we have met and how beautiful British Columbia and Yukon truly are! Can you find our little camper? We may be tiny – but we are loving the camp life here!
Maxx has become quite the happy little camper – he loves the camper and puts up with the car ride with Maya. His favorite part is when I let him sit with me up front towards our final stretch of the day! 😉
After playing at the campground and sharing our adventures on the blog, we are headed to rest up for the drive back to the lower 48 tomorrow! I can’t believe it. Though we have loved it in Canada – it will be just marvelous to have phone signal and steady internet to share our journey as we go! If you have texted, emailed, or contacted me in any way and don’t hear back – please retry to connect with me after Wednesday. I am in spotty signal so this blog is a miracle in itself haha! I would love to connect!
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