Trucks are pouring in and out of the rest area all night. Restless and agitated I wake up to take the dog for a walk at 0600. We get back to the RV and I see this sitting next to us. What a welcoming site in the morning before your coffee.
Make breakfast, pack up, roll out. We fire up Roo and point towards dawson creek. There's lots of miles to cover and we still have it in our heads that Alaska needs to be seen before winter sets in. It's balls out as we click off nearly 800km today in an effort to make up some ground.
A stop at the visitor center in grande praire AB gives us this. The largest sundial in North America. I'm not impressed. This is one of those things I'll make in my free time after this trip is over just to piss off some Canadians. Ours will be 44ft tall and in the middle of a field somewhere. Show me some excitement.. show me something that makes my heart pump!
Beaver aside we make it too Dawson Creek British Columbia. Getting here wasn't easy. We had to pass the watercraft inspection station (kayaks) staffed by two kids who took their job WAAAYYYYY too seriously. Because of these two water officials we can't use our kayaks in all of BC unless they go through a decontamination process. Well BC... go paddle yourself. We'll enjoy the water elsewhere.
Last stop of the night is in the famous Dawson Creek. A fine parking spot at WalMart will do just fine.