|One of the many photos we took during our 13.5 hour drive over the Rocky Mountains yesterday.|
Why the long drive, over a long day, over vast mountain ranges?
|Hitchin' up for the drive.|
|Fresh overnight snow covered some of the mountain roads.|
OK. You ask, "why would they haul a huge trailer over the Rocky Mountains in the depths of winter?" Well, it had long been in the plans that our daughter and son in law would return to the West Coast once their objectives had been accomplished in Edmonton, Alberta. They moved here two years ago.
|Early morning on the Coquihalla Highway (Highway #5 north)|
|Approaching the summit before descending into the City of Merritt, BC|
|Fueling up just north of the City of Kamloops. We're 3 1/2 hours into our journey.|
|Some of our drive was on bare roads such as this.|
|Other parts of our drive were over roads like this.|
|7.5 hours into our drive, we arrived in this mountain town.|
|Cleaning the windshield, driving lights and adding another gallon of window washing fluid.|
|Typical mountain streams.|
|The end of Highway 5 - a fork in the road leads us east towards Jasper National Park.|
|The fresh overnight snow left a weighty look of snow on the evergreens that dot these mountain highways.|
|To the right is Moose Lake. We're about 30 minutes west of Jasper National Park.|
|The famous Mount Robson. We were not fortunate to see its peak today...but it's still a beauty to witness at any time and in any season.|
While taking fuel in Hinton we texted our kids to advise that we were now in Alberta and would be at their home by about 7:30 pm mountain time.
|So, starting very early on Thursday morning, we hauled this.....|
|....into Alberta (where there is very little snow)....|
While here in Edmonton, we will journey off to the town of Two Hills, Alberta, to visit Jeanette's parents who live in a lodge. We'll check in on her parents' farm too. It's a 90 minute drive east of the city of Edmonton.
Ginette and Trevor, along with friends, will load the monster trailer. Our son Deni, and his wife to be, Courtney, will join us too as we take the time to have a Christmas dinner with Jeanette's parents this Sunday. We made arrangements with the lodge for a special dining table. Should be a fun and most special time.
So....after a good long sleep last night, we're ready for the running around we need to accomplish while in Edmonton and area.
Thanks for dropping by.