Road Trip 2003
Days 1-4: Home (Stockton Ca.) to
Vancouver Washington, Kamloops BC, Vanderhoof BC, to Hwy 37 and 37a
We left Stockton at 6:00 am. Streets and Trips tells us we should make it to Vancouver by 6:00pm. No need to rush
We started a tradition last year, when we leave California we have to stop a a Dairy Queen for a soft-serve. This one took us 20 miles out of the way (my fault)
Hunter loves this tradition
We made it to Vancouver Wa. the first evening.
On day 3 we started our trek to Canada. Of-course we had a great breakfast. Bananas, strawberries and chocolate dip.
The border guard at Hunnington Crossing laughed at us when we told him we were going to Kamloops. He said 'unless you have family there, no one goes on holiday to Kamloops'(I liked it, he must of got mugged there;-) To make the border crossings easier, we had a copy of everyone's birth certificate with a copy of the letter from our auto insurance company stating that we were covered in Canada.
We arrived at our hotel in Kamloops BC,(Thriftlodge). We started another tradition on our last trip, bringing circus animal cookies for a late night snack.
The next day we got on Highway 16 (the Yellowhead Highway) and made it to Vanderhoof BC, the geographical center (or centre) of British Columbia. We got in around 4:30 and checked out the museums. We stayed at the Hillview. For staying daylight so long, they should have thicker curtains on the windows. The room was really good. We found this hotel via a hwy 16 web site.
We picked Hunter up a Blue's Clues chair at the Canadian Super Store in Prince George. The girls inflated it and deflated it at every hotel.
The rest stops on the Yellowhead Highway are nice, Hunter did his part to help keep it clean.
Somewhere along here we saw the world's largest fly fishing pole. Who tried this thing out?
on to Highway 37 and 37a