Upon arrival in port (Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada) we disembarked the ferry and went to work. Geneva needed to do a resupply shopping trip. And Mike had communicated with a local VW guy who would work with him on a front bearing replacement task. These projects meant a few hours in Prince Rupert before tackling the highways going south. Thanks Walter, for helping with a bit of road maintenance. With those tasks done, we could be on our way to the US border The final days in Canada included some unique and wonderful stops. We passed through a part of BC that supported rich soil and thriving farms. We noticed Farmers Markets were posted for many towns along our route. One of our stops was a bee business where we learned about hives, honey, mead and much more. It was a fascinating lesson for us.
We had some fun wandering around a local Garlic Festival in New Denver. While we were there we visited with the folks from “Where’s My Office Now” Corey was quite fond of Mango, it looks like it was mutual admiration. While the guys looked over the vans and discussed modifications, Mango hung out in her office with Penny in the background Then Zeb took a turn in the office, too.
As we passed through the province we camped in various locations in the woods of British Columbia. There are many logging roads that provide access to beautiful parts of the forest. One of the best parts of camping in the forest (besides the fact that it is free) is that the dogs get to take Mike for a walk each morning! The dogs really enjoy being off leash and hanging around camp We even captured a rare photo of Geneva and all three dogs in one shot!
In this part of BC there are lakes and rivers that are so large, the state operates ferries to complete the highway and transport the cars across.
We made stops at a few hot springs. And we spent some nights with more wonderful Volkswagen folks. Driveway camping is great when the company is good!! Thanks Arendt and Keinan for hosting us on the way through. We also had a quick welding repair made on the van…… all those forest roads had rattled loose a weld on the bumper chaos system. (Thanks Keinan for the help) Now we are ready to cross the border once again and continue on our way!
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Nothing like a hot spring when the clouds are threatening! Don’t miss the Missoula flood paths in Montana…assuming you’re headed that way, too.
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