Friday, May 3, 2013

Dawson Creek–More

5-2-13:  Sumas to Dawson Creek 565 miles.  Diesel $1.299/liter, gas $1.239.

Enjoyed both visitor centers in Dawson Creek.  Each showing different films on the building of the Alcan Hwy. After the end of the war the name was changed to the Alaska Hwy.

Even this far north there are the same stores – restaurants: Wal-Mart, Safeway, McDonald’s, A&W, Staples, Wendy’s, etc.  Towns are all booming with GAS production and related industries. Lots of new growth, portable housing and busy RV parks.  Many small towns scattered along the Alaska Hwy.

Rolling hills, ranches, farms and lots of forests – lumber is big industry.

We have seen moose and deer.  Have been told the bears are waking and it is still ‘winter’ here – spring is late this year.

Dawson Creek to Fort Nelson 003   Dawson Creek to Fort Nelson 001

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