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Sep 29, 2011 - Leaving Canada Sept 29th 2011

We left Kelowna/Rutland around 8am and took highway 33 over to Rock Creek then east on 3 to Grand Forks. There was ice around some sprinklers that had been running all night and the thermometer read 32 along the way. The border crossing is actually at Cascade BC taking highway 395 south. There was one lonely customs guy on duty but he had to have a look in the 5th wheel to see what I had in the fridge. I knew that citrus fruit was forbidden so I had given away a bag of lemons but did not know that tomatoes, peppers and green onions were...

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On The Road Again!

Aug 30, 2010 - Canadian Desert

A close-up look at one of Canada's rarest ecosystems Monday This was our last driving day in Canada and we spent it driving first to the Osoyoos Desert Center southwest of Oliver, and then to the town of Grand Forks, B.C. on the U.S. - Canadian International Border. In the past two years we’ve spent over five months in Canada, and we’ve driven thousands of miles through all ten of the nation’s provinces. This country still has the ability to surprise and amaze us. Today we took a closer look at Canada’s end of the northern Sonoran Desert....

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2010 Race 2 Finish

Jun 1, 2010 - Canada, Bigger Than We Thought!

We left Spokane on Memorial Day and headed to Canada. Of course, it has rained nonstop everyday. We got to the Canadian Border. We were the only ones crossing over. It was empty. The Canadian Border Agent was very nice. He did come in and check our rifles. Asked us how long we'd be in Canada. We responded 7-10 days. The entire ride North from Spokane had empty highways. Amazing for a holiday weekend. Could you imagine this in California? Roads in Canada have been pretty good, even in the mountains. I read where B.C.'s cities are connected...

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ALASKA BOUND - 2010

Sep 19, 2009 - Frank Slide to Grand Forks Good Russian Food

Frank slide was one of the worst tragedies in Canadian history. April 29, 1903 the face fell off Turtle Mt in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta sending 90 million tons of rock to the valley floor below and killing 70 people in their beds. But even so there are the miracle stories like the baby found unharmed sitting on top of a boulder. We never drive through there but that I don't look up at the mountain just a little suspiciously, This is still from our Lundbreck stay. The area was once a big mining area and with the arrival of the railroad many...

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Jun 8, 2007 - Cranbrook to Grand Forks

Another cool and blustery day. We left Mt. Baker RV Park around 9:30am. Elaine was watching the toad to make sure everything looked alright. "The back wheels lock up sometimes" turned out to be the emergency brake was left on. Minor fix and we were on our way to Grand Forks. Let me tell you about Grand Forks. It's 200 kilometers as the crow flies, 321 kilometers by road and has three of the biggest hills known to mankind. Not for the faint of heart. Kootenay Pass, between Creston and Salmo is the highest at 1774 meters and is basically 35...

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