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Jul 27, 2013 - St. Mary MT- Creston, BC

Last night it cooled down pretty quick. We were both cold all night, curled in the fetal position. We both have sleeping bags rated down pretty low, mine is rated down to 5c (40F) and dads is rated to 0C (32F. When we crawled out of the tent at 6:30 this morning it was a chilly 5 degrees centigrade (40F), by then the sun was up so I am sure that it had warmed up some. We threw on layers of clothing to try to warm up. So besides being cold, I had nightmares of going on the "going-to-the-sun" road (Logan pass) that I was going to tackle...

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Alaska Bound 2013

Sep 9, 2012 - Crossed into Canada

Crossed the border on Friday afternoon on Hwy 31 above Metaline, WA. to British Columbia. We were the only vehicle at the customs stop.Took about 4 minutes tops! He asked a couple of questions about cigarettes, alcohol and guns. I showed him our receipt for the storesge unit in Colville. He looked at it, handed it back to me, said thanks and closed his sliding window. We were like "Is that IT?" and we drove on! We headed east on Canada Hwy 3 to Creston B. C.

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Aug 15, 2012 - Day 113, drive to Creston

Day 113, Wednesday, August 15, 2012 We woke up to sunny blue sky this morning. It was 55 degrees in the bus. This campground is up above the town on a hill (claiming to overlook the Kicking Horse River valley but it doesn’t). There is a thick layer of fog laying right down in the valley over the town. Mountains are clear, sky is clear, town is socked in. This is the second RV Park I do not recommend that anyone stay at. They are overcharging, it is not taken care of, and the bathrooms are creepy and dirty. They are charging $5.00 for a...

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Aug 1, 2011 - Creston BC, Canada, Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Happy Aug 1st! We took off about 8:30 this morning heading to Canada. We had two reasons to go to Creston. Bob's Uncle Bob (who he is named after) use to live there and to visit the Kokanee Brewery. Our drive was about 2.5 hrs. After passing thru Sandpoint, Id the drive is very beautiful but the road reminded us of CA. Lots of hay fields. One white tail deer tried to cross the road but changed it mind. Creston was not what we expected. No charm just a town in need of something. The shops were close due to somesort of holiday today. We did...

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Aug 22, 2008 - Friends, beer and wildlife

We were heading west and our Canadian friends Bernie and Ross were heading east so we arranged to meet up for a few days in Creston, British Columbia. We caught up on our various travels since the last time we had got together in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Bernie and Ross had spent the spring/summer exploring the Yukon, North West Territories and Alaska. We were interested in getting some tips as these areas next summer look to be on the agenda. Together we visited the Columbia Brewery which brews the Kokanee beer and distributes its products...

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Jul 10, 2008 - Day 32: Lethbridge, AB to Creston, BC

7/24: Update from waning memory... On the way out of Lethbridge, we stopped to walk around the Lethbridge Nature Reserve which is under a huge Canadian Pacific Railway trestle bridge. The Nature Reserve is also the site of an Indian Battle (I think the Cypress HIlls Massacre), which is commemorated by a sign. (Trivia note: Lethbridge was named after William Lethbridge, a coal mining company owner. The railway bridge is over the Oldman River, not the "Leth".) The Crowsnest Pass is in the Canadian Rockies, spectacular mountains even for us...

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May 8, 2008 - Day 1 - Creston, BC

We left MH at 10 a.m in light rain. It was 11C, but it dipped to 4C through the Crowsnest Pass and we had some sleet hitting the windows. Heavier sleet through Fernie and it was starting to look pretty dark and ugly.... Next minute we arrive at Elko, the sun was shining and the temp jumped to 11C again.... CRAZY !! Never-the-less, fresh snow in the mountains and it seems a little strange to be going camping!! We had planned to stay at Moyie Lake prov. pk where we stayed 2 yrs. ago (to the date) but we were shocked to find it closed this...

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Alaska Trip 2008

Apr 30, 2008 - Oh Canada. Return To Our Home And Native Land.

Oh, Canada! It’s the end of April and we’ve found our way back to the Canadian border. We enter Canada in B.C. at one of the quietest border crossings called Porthill. Just one guy on duty. After a couple of standard questions he asks where we were. We say Baja California, Mexico. He says casually, “hey I just had a family from {a small town near here} come through here a week ago that spent the winter in Baja. Manon and I look at each other and then mention the family’s name, I think expecting him to say, “nah, that’s not it”. To our...

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Our Adventure

Jul 22, 2007 - Canada trip

Traveled to Creston, BC for a six day stay. Found the largest needlepoint store in the world, Victorian Cottage Treasures. Purchased needles but wanted to start a new "collection" but space keeps my urges in check. Creston is quite a small town and has two stop lights, no theater and lots of farm stands. From here we are heading to Cranbrook for two days. Cranbrook is a much larger city and we plan to buy dog food there. From there we will head to Banff and Lake Louise.

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Feb 26, 2006 - Home

The drive to the border from Missoula wasn't too bad. Only the 35 miles of SR 56 was bad. Road conditions on it varied from wet to slushy to snowy. We just took it slow and managed okay. Once we hit Troy, the road (Highway 2) improved to mostly wet. We had a pleasant surprise at the border. All my agonizing over our customs declarations was for nothing. When we pulled up the woman working asked where we were from. When we said "Creston", she asked if we were bringing anything back. I whipped out my trusty little notebook and pointed to...

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Jan 11, 2006 - On the road at last!

Finally, on the road. Just in time to stop for lunch at Three Mile. Fortunately, for Robert, the roads were mostly wet with just a little bit of snow from Creston to Missoula - Laurie didn't even need to take a Valium. We stopped in Missoula for fuel for both the truck and ourselves, and then Laurie took over the driving. We stopped for the night at a Rest Area at the top of the Deer Lodge Pass. It was windy and cold. The only one to get a good night's sleep was Fritz as we listened to the engine roar of the big rig parked next to us and...

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