We made it! 772.3 miles after leaving Whidbey Island, we are now parked at the downtown RV park in Dawson Creek to start the first leg of our Alaskan Journey. Here we meet up with Will Triplet and 18 other coaches on an informal caravan up to Fairbanks Alaska.
Notice the gloomy skies. This picture is taken around 10:00 AM. Shortly thereafter it starts to snow, and did so all day long. The high for the day is 35 degrees, turning cooler as the day gets longer. Welcome to northern British Columbia!
This picture is an Art Gallery, one of several. It has a great displays of local art and historical pictures:
Next door, in an old train, is the Visitor Center, where we watch a 58 minute movie on the making of the Alaskan Highway, and see several displays of vintage items. The real miracle is that the Alaskan Highway was built in 1942, and completed
8 months later! Today it would likely take 8 months to gather the committee to think about such a project.
Remember how I said I really wanted to take some great walks in Dawson Creek? Well, I hadn't planned on snow, but we did see a few murals in the alley way, and Bob takes these few pictures as a sample of what we see:
Here's our group standing at 1:00 PM watching the snow. It isn't cold enough to stick, nor does the camera pick it up; but notice how we are all bundled up!
Notice the blue hood next to the left pole supporting the sign. That's Bob. I am standing behind him totally out of sight. Tomorrow we leave for Fort Nelson and hopefully, clearer skies.
Gave me a chuckle when you pointed out Bob's blue head and you behind him. Don't you just love group pictures? Wish your weather was nicer - snow is a four letter word. But you are going to have such a great time. Be safe.
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