Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Day 4

No pictures today as my current Internet connection is really, really slow. A relatively short travel day today. About 370 miles down to Merrit, BC. This afternoon, I stopped at the Williams Lake visitors center to use the fast, free Wi-Fi. Combined with Wi-Fi calling, I'm able to pick up text messages and make phone calls with no roaming charges. Very convenient. There was an Indian food truck in the parking lot of the visitors center so I had a tasty veggie samosa with some sort of spicy dipping sauce.

Fuel prices seemed high when filling up the truck. I guess the 35 gallon tank doesn't help. But after applying the very favorable exchange rate, it comes out to $3.89/US gallon. That's in British Columbia. In the Yukon Territory it was about 15% higher. One thing that has caught me by surprise was all of the Provincial Parks being closed. At the visitors center they told me that the opening day is May 18th (a Thursday? Odd.).

Tomorrow is border crossing day into central Washington. On Thursday I will be stopping at the RV to drop of most of the stuff in the truck as I'll need the space for the stuff I had shipped to Corvallis. And maybe I'll start installing some of this stuff. 

15 comments:

  1. Merrit? Now that is a town I haven't heard of in a while. Not much there if I remember correct, but it could have changed a bit in 30 years.

    Petrol down here is right around $2.55 a gallon for regular, depending on where you fuel up.

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    1. It seemed pretty large. Especially after the Yukon...

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  2. PP opening May 18th may have something to do with (from Wiki): Victoria Day is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday preceding May 25, in honour of Queen Victoria's birthday.

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    1. I asked them at the visitors center but they didn't know.

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  3. I felt the same "surprise" when I rode up towards AK back in 2013...of course in my case it was just lack of research.

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    1. That's my excuse as well. I just assumed they would be open once the snow melted.

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  4. It seems only the very hearty camp before May 24th weekend.

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    1. Then I must be "hearty". I'm camping today.

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  5. That spicy dipping sauce--was it green?... It might have been mint chutney. (Now I'm hungry for Indian food. "Damn you, impressionableness!" :D )

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    1. No, it wasn't green or minty. Brown and spicy.

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    2. May have been tamarind sauce.

      Me: does maintenance on stone spice mills (cumin, corriander, etc) at an Indian spice shop.

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    3. No, not sweet. Isn't tamarind fruity?

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  6. Welcome back to travel...slow internet. Ugh. Fuel in Southern Utah is around $2.60ish for regular. Weather still cool now. Yay!

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