Monday, May 8, 2017

Day 3 - 2017 Road Trip

After the last couple of long days, this was supposed to be a more relaxing day. It didn't turn out that way. I left Fort Nelson around 9am after unsuccessfully trying my debit card in the local ATM. And just like yesterday, it came back "unauthorized". So I continued on down to the other end of the Alaska Highway to get a ScooterBob photo. And picked up some more items for the collection at the visitors center. I had never actually stopped at the visitor's center here though I've been through here numerous times.

While in Dawson Creek, I stopped at a Tim Horton's for some coffee and use their free WiFi. I sent a message to the credit union explaining my problems with their debit card. They must've fixed something as it worked at the ATM in Chetwynd. I continued heading west then south towards Prince George with no intention of going that far. I passed four provincial parks all of which were still closed. Three of them with locked gates. And the one that didn't have a gate had fallen trees all over the roads so I assumed not yet open. I eventually found myself in Prince George at 8:55pm after a very long 885 km. I should've picked up a donut as Bridget suggested.

But, I did see numerous deer (on the road!), four black bear and one large brown bear. The brown bear was sitting in the middle of the lane and slowly ambled off to the side as I approached.

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  1. When given a choice, always eat the donut.

    Glad you got the ATM card sorted.

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  2. Pretty fast action on the part of the credit union! You didnt get close enough to the bears for pics from within the safety of the truck?

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    1. By the time I stop they are already headed into the trees.

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  3. I agree with Trobairitz!! Always have to stop at a Tim Hortons. As I grew up hearing about them, but not existing in SoCal. :) I was happy visiting Maine and seeing them there.

    Was the bear waiting for another bicyclist?

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    1. I just remember that they have free Wi-Fi. And decent coffee.

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    2. The brown bear was waiting for GS riders...

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  4. Does Tim Hortons meanwhile have gluten free options available? I always craved Boston cream donuts, alas they didn't agree with me.

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    1. I didn't see any but then again I wasn't looking.

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  5. I love Brandy's advice 😍

    And WOW on the wildlife! That is one thing we haven't seen much of on our trip. Just a few mule deer and antelope.

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