Quesnel, Prince George, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek–
Woke to temp. of 43 degrees F. It is warming up. Each day seems a little warmer. It is full daylight by 6:00 am and stays light till close to 10:00 pm perfect for the solar panels. Left Quesnel this morning and drove to Prince George. Prince George is fairly big with a lot of big name stores and lots of strip malls but not a lot to see. Gas was about $5.31/gal. everywhere we checked in Prince George. A quick check on the computer told us that we could get gas at $5.11/gal. in Dawson Creek (enough of a difference to cause us to delay getting gas until we arrived in Dawson Creek). The drive to Dawson Creek was through beautiful country and we saw many black bear along the way.
Chetwynd was interesting because of the many intricate pieces of chain art. The pieces are outside for all to see and walking around looking at them was quite enjoyable.
The Metric System as opposed to the Imperial System–
I am somewhat math challenged when driving, surrounded by big trucks and the speed limit changes. I needed a quick way to figure what my speed should be and all speed limit signs are Km. per hour. So we have a quick and dirty way of converting Km./hr. into miles/hr. Is this method perfect…no. Is it close enough…yes.
100, 90, 80 and 70Km./hr –divide in half and add 10. Making 100Km./hr. equal to 60mi./hr., and 90 Km./hr would be 55mi./hr., etc.
The next three 60, 50, 40 Km./hr. –divide in half and add 5. Making 60Km./hr. equal to 35mi./hr., etc.
The lowest speeds 30, 20,10Km./hr. are just divided in half.
It would be wise to know how tall your rig is in meters. I wouldn’t want to try to figure if the underpass clearance is enough for the rig as I was driving toward it.