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Old 05-24-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
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Getting Ready to Go!

We're all packed and ready to go. Just have to finish this day of work and we take the first ferry off the Island in the morning.
The first travel day is always the hardest for us especially if we're heading south.
First, it's a 2 hour ferry ride, then a border crossing and now a collapsed bridge! Not sure yet what our best detour option will be but after all that we should be OK.
First major stop- Yellowstone National Park for a couple weeks, then back north to Alberta and Waterton National Park, Banff, Jasper and then west to New Hazleton and then south through the BC Cariboo and Fraser Canyon and Vancouver Island!
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:43 PM   #2
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Sounds like a great trip. We are planning to visit our daughter and family in Calgary in early October and then head over the mountains into BC by October 15th or so to begin a trip down the west coast. Do you have any experience crossing the mountains at that time of year? I'm a little concerned about weather possibilities with the trailer in tow. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks and bon voyage!
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:32 PM   #3
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Wanderer...safe travels....not sure if your aware of the detour on I5 about 100k from the border...part of a bridge collasped that crosses the Skaget ( sp) river.

Take care pls send pics especially of New and Old Hazelton...ask around their if any one knows Tubby....a lineman from BCH..

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Old 05-27-2013, 01:31 AM   #4
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Well, got across on the ferry with a much lighter wallet, made it across the border in only 45 minutes and around the Mt. Vernon detour in good time! Kudos to Washington State DOT for the scenic detour with no backups despite the Memorial Day weekend!
Made it to St. Regis, Montana tonight after a stop at Camping World. Not impressed, BTW, prices are higher than we can get the stuff for on Vancouver Island! Well, except the surge protector pigtail that for whatever reason is not available in Canada.

Coops, will do!
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Gordon ......is the surge protector a good investment.?.? Never thought of one as never had a concern..now u got me thinking? Would it be CSA approved??
How r the gas prices??
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:04 AM   #6
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A surge protector is a must as far as I'm concerned.
If I could afford one I would have bought the high and low voltage cutout one but the one I got was a surge protector/GFCI/Polarity tester for $100. Not CSA as it is from the states but it is UL which CSA approves.
Gas varies, we paid $4.20 in Blaine and $3.75 (99.2 Lt) here in Montana so I'm happy!
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Thanks for then quick come back......wow gas for less than a buck a litre...even at the US buck it's a bargain....

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