HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all Mothers. A special Happy Mothers Day to my two wonderful daughters, they are great mothers to my perfect grandchildren.
Since we left San Diego we have driven 3412 miles and we still have a loooooog way to go! What a great journey this has been so far. I still have to pinch myself to make sure this is not just a wonderful dream.
We noticed that Canadians have a case of chronic niceness. Read that businesses in other countries are sending some of their employees to Canada to learn “nice” which seems to be endemic in the population. When we got gas last night, the gas station attendant asked to hold our credit card while we filled with gas. No way. When we returned to pay, the attendant asked where we were from. Ah, he tells us, that explained why we wouldn’t leave our credit card. He says, here in Canada, no one thinks anything of it but Americans are very wary and usually object. Oh well, we still won’t leave our credit card with anyone. Guess that is endemic in us.
Dawson Creek, BC
Woke this morning to a temp. of 45 degrees F. in Dawson Creek. We, along with more than a dozen other RVs, spent the night in the Walmart parking lot.. If you stay in the Dawson Creek Walmart parking lot and want internet connection, you can get an excellent connection by parking on the left side of the parking lot (the left side—as you face the building). There’s good connection in your RV with either the Walmart McDonalds and the nearby motel, Days Inn (no password). A short distance away, there is a free sanidump for RVs at Canadian Tire on the side of their driveway and they have potable water.
It is windy in Dawson Creek. In fact it is so windy that the city built a wind park to sell the extra electricity (they get plenty of electricity from the Peace river dam for the town use).
We poked around the town most of the day. Visited the Visitor Center with its’ Museum and the Art Gallery that is located on the same property. At the museum we watched a film on the building of the Alcan, worth seeing.