Saturday, May 19, 2007

bc trip - day 5

On Friday we said goodbye to Smithers.
Our hotel:

If you click on this photo you can see their message about the blackout :)

Smithers' mascot





It was a gorgeous drive, and not quite as grey as it looks in the photos.


Nice and snug in the back of the truck with the luggage.

We stopped for a picnic lunch lunch just outside of Burns Lake.

Do you like my hat?

Kiernan took the next leg of the drive.


Logging logging everywhere.
Before

After


Eric has been wanting to go to a stand alone A&W for as long as I can remember - but there aren't any in Ottawa. Unfortunately everything they serve has dairy in it, so I can't eat there. We have passed dozens of stand alone A&Ws on our trip as a result. This one handily has a gas station built into it. hehe This one was in Vanderhoof "the geographical center of BC" (fancy tag line :)

We love you Tim Hortons.


We arrived in Prince George about an hour later and after checking out a few hotels ended up at a Days Inn. We had less than mediocre ribs for dinner from the hotel restaurant with a side of spaghetti with sauce. Although I checked with them carefully about my restrictions, something must have been in there because we had a definite bad soy or dairy night with Kiernan last night. He was up on the hour wailing all night. boo. We tired.

This morning we set out to find ourselves a hotel for tonight. Our first hope was for Jasper. Ha! ;)

It is the long weekend so not only is everything really expensive in Jasper but it is also booked solid. Tonight we will be staying in Edson, 6.5 hours from here. Our plan is to put Kiernan to bed in the truck in Jasper and then drive the extra 1.5-2 hours after his bedtime. I may or may not have time to blog again until Edmonton (just to forewarn my most dedicated of readers ;)

2 comments:

Nuzzy said...

Was Kiernan seriously driving? Is he tall enough?

Danielle Bennett said...

Dude, Kiernan should have been in an approved child restraint system in the front of the vehicle. (I can only assume that you turned off the airbag.)

Oh, nice scenery, BTW.