We traded off drivers to make the trip not feel as long. We all got our turn!
For the first time ever, I believe, we actually saw a
Canadian Mountie (aka COP) on the Alaska highway.
The towns are few and far between, and the traffic is extremely minimal.
With wide open spaces like this (almost the entire way), it is hard to just go the speed limit:
So, now that we’re talking about firsts…
Jared got HIS very first speeding ticket ever!
He got caught going 130. YIKES!!
In Kilometers, that is. Hahaha…
Basically he got caught going 80 in a 60.
Seriously…only 60 mph on a long, straight, traffic-less road?!
And for hundreds and hundreds of miles?!!! Pu-lease!
Jared says it’s $196 well spent. After all, we’ve done the trip 12 times now.
We also took the opportunity to stop briefly at Liard Hot Springs, a favorite for most travelers on the Alaska highway. To be honest, when we’ve passed through in the past, there has typically been a ton of snow. So, we have never spent much time there.
Look over Ella’s shoulder…
We were very excited to spot our first sign of “civilization” again. We saw a “normal” housing development in Grand Prairie, just South of Dawson Creek. Believe me, this is not “normal” housing (whatsoever) in Northern Canada or Alaska. Not even close!
And then our camera died, just as we entered Jasper and Banff National Park in Alberta.
GREAT timing. Hahahaa…. It was beautiful! Oh well…
Time to order a new camera.
We’re now in Central Washington visiting Jared’s parents this week. Whew…it feels SO good to get out of that car!