June 26, 2011 Day 17
I don’t know if I pulled a “shitty” on Nick and Ivanka. I woke up early, around 0530 and I know they sleep in until 0730 every morning. I felt like it would be a long good bye for some reason and I would have not got on the road until after 0900 or so. I am not in a rush to get home or anything.
They were heading back up the road to Route 37A to Hyder for a day or so, its about 50 kilometers away. So I just wrote them a note saying that I had a real great time with them the last few days and I hope they have a great journey together on the motorbike. I also left them a challenge coin from my work.
It was around 0630 when I had everything packed on the bike, got my jacket on, quickly started the bike and then headed off. I was sad to leave them, and in a way I was jealous that they were going to have such a wonderful time together and that I was heading towards the end of my journey. They both genuinely seemed to love each other and also seemed to get along famously.
I will definitely be following them along on their blog.
I had to remove our laundry from the bike's....
I headed down the road about 100 miles and stopped for gas/coffee at a Petro Canada station. Gas was $1.29 a litre, which is good. It seems to be getting better in price.
I pressed on another 175 miles and stopped in a little town for fuel. There was a library just across the street and I went over hoping that it would have wi-fi so I could update my blog. But they turn it off when the library is closed. But they did have power outlets outside, so I plugged the computer in and charged it while i ate my lunch, which was MRE chicken on tortia shells. After about an hour, I drove off again.
The blown fork seal was still leaking.
I passed a lot of bikers going west on Route 16, while I was going east. I got to prince George and almost got side swiped buy a F150 merging into my lane. I gave him the international signal for “piss off” and yelled a little calling him stupid.
I found a McDonald’s which had wi-fi and posted some updates. It was a nice little one, inside a strip mall, not many seats, but the new style of cafe seating. They had a big screen TV where the Formula 1 race was on in spain. I watched for a few minutes before heading out.
I drove about 50 kilometers to this campground. I did spot the other two up bikers from a few days back who were heading to colorado. I got changed and talked with the park attendant. A young girl, maybe low 20’s. She quit school in the 10th grade and has been traveling the world ever since. This is just her summer job to get more money to travel again. The park attendant gig seems nice, $25 per day plus you have a place to stay, collect money, pass out wood, empty some garbage. She was a tough girl, but pretty.
I got changed and headed down to the lake where I took a swim. I also brought my dirty clothes and washed them in the lake. The mosquitos were pretty bad down by the water. I shot some video and pictures of the area and then headed back to my site.
I walked around a bit and took some pictures.
I got a fire going eventually and had some tea. As I sat with my computer on the picnic table, it started to rain, so I grabbed everything quickly and headed for the tent. Hopefully this is just passing shower.........