Friday, June 29, 2018

28 - New Hazelton, BC

We left 100 Mile House a little after 9 into scattered showers. I’m glad that we had not planned to tent camp on this trip. We filled up on diesel for the first time since we were in Washington. And the tank was nowhere near empty. Quite different than driving with the trailer. On Hwy 16, Bridget took over driving. I think that this may be the first time driving the truck. She looks very serious. The how and why of the exhaust brake was about the only new thing. 

Today’s stop is New Hazelton near the southern end of the Cassiar Hwy. It made for a 9 1/2 hour day.



I am trying out the SWconnect app on my iPhone to update a Spotwalla page. In the past, I’ve only used the Spot device which failed last year. Which convinced me to never purchase a Spot device again. Not because it failed but due to their horrible customer service. Being a phone app, it does require an Internet connection but not continuously. Today, the connection disappeared all throughout the day but there doesn’t seem to be any gaps. I’m paying the AT&T fee of $10 per day since Bridget wants us reachable while in Canada. 





6 comments:

  1. It's good that Bridget is trying driving too. You never know if she might need to drive.

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    1. Step one, truck w/o trailer. Then on to step two...

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  2. Step 3, backing the whole shebang down the driveway in Fairbanks?

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    1. I’m thinking of not bringing it up again. Winter was hard on it...

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  3. Looks to me like Bridget is fine driving the truck. Step 2 will be interesting. I've only driven a vehicle + trailer once or, maybe, twice. If I had to, I would. I think. LOL. Mike has always done the driving with trailer work.

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    1. She didn’t like me taking the picture.

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