Bonkoski's Alaskan Trip Journal 2008 travel blog

The photo opportunity in Dawson Creek, BC., at the sign where the...

The entire crew at the sign of the start of the Alcan

The view of our days drive, Friday the 13th

3>Friday, the 13th! We departed somewhat late, at 10:10 a.m.; headed to the start of the famous Alcan Highway, by way of Grand Prairie, Alberta to Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Continuing on Route 40 north, thru Grand Cache, onward through the town of Grand Prairie, AB, the road was very narrow so that the 200+ mile trek took most of the day. The route was full of gorgeous scenery, as most has been, and the sun was with us most of the day. We arrived in Dawson Creek, BC at approximately 5:30 p.m., with 2,346 miles behind us, and hit the Walmart store for needed supplies, at reasonable prices. A “must do” while in Dawson Creek, was to strike a pose at the famous “Start of the Alcan Highway” sign.

After our Kodak moment, with both dogs, we decided to travel an additional 50 miles, to Ft. John, BC and spend the night at the Rotary RV Park. As I am currently writing this journal actual time, we’re descending on a 10% grade on the Alcan Highway; my ears are popping! The evening in Fort St. John, BC, was brief for a few of us; however, Jacob, Rob and I (Debbie), had decided to walk over to the nearby pub for a few drinks and some pool.

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