Another week gone by and no updates for my people. That my friends is all about to change starting today. We made the phone call to verizon's *611 and upped our cell phone coverage to unlimited data that just doesn't stop. It was pricey... another $60 bucks to the phone bill each month. But let's be realistic, we need it. Constantly traveling on the road it's down right necessary to have cell data in order to function at a high level. We'll be making that money back by saving on diesel fuel (price apps), finding places to sleep (we love free), and working on this blog. The blog doesn't give us any money. That being said we have spent money in fuel and countless hours of our time trying to find a place where I can plunge away at the keys. We'll drive to visitor's centers, mcdonalds, starbucks, officemax parking lots, where ever we can find a free hotspot. This in turn burns fuel at the price of 9mpg. More often than not we have an obligation to spend a few bucks at mcdonalds in order to sit for an hour and crusie the WIFI. Even after all that effort we usually end up with a connection that is painfully slow and updating this is a problem. NO MORE I SAY! As long as we have a signal, the story will continue. So grab your belt and hold on, I've got some things to share with you.
These pics are from day 51. We were rolling through the canyons of southern british columbia when it was gripped by wildfires. The highway had been open for two days and we saw the carnage first hand.
Day 53: A quick trip through the city of Vancouver. Cool, eclectic, and clean. Nice place.
Day 57. Seattle, the grunge city. I can honestly say that thus far we've seen the strangest people in Seattle. A city full of flavor. My favorite experience was a homeless guy standing outside the Prada store telling everyone who walked past how ugly the shoes were. Priceless.
Day 59: Mount Rainier National Park. Amazing temperate rain forest that will make you rethink how trees are supposed to look. This was out in the Carbon River canyon. I was here 10 years ago with my old man and it is a place I've always wanted to come back too.