We were packed and ready to roll so decided to head out for warmer climes two days early on Sunday October 21, 2012. Our route took us South to Cochrane then West through Banff and over to Nelson via Cranbrook. Good thing we were heading West as our first big snow storm hit on the Monday night - and we were leaving Cochrane Tuesday morning. We contemplated our next move and decided to chance it. No problem - drove out of the nasty stuff after we left Banff. We weren't impressed with the cost of camping at Ft. Steele though - $49 and it is off season! We only paid $29 in the Redwoods!
Mystical and oh so beautiful!
Pulling our Redwood through the Redwoods!
And another breathtaking view!
We are starting to come out of one section of the Redwoods.
Thank goodness for "Margaret" our trusty GPS - she keeps us on track and out of trouble most of the time! We have been known to make the odd U turn! We'd never navigate that maze of roads without her. Espcially pulling the trailer.
Spent a few days enjoying BC - first friends Bill and Darlene and then Sandra's Son Sean and wife Julie. Had a minor (we were worried it was major) problem with the trailer - a burned out fuse the size of a thumbnail (totally shut our systems down till we fixed it) - managed to get the problem resolved in Spokane Valley - then we were on our way. A new route for us down the I 5 through Washington, Oregon, and then California. Beautiful contry - even in the rain! Lots of truck traffic though - more it seemed than on the I 15 straight South of AB. With our detours and visiting it took us two weeks to get to the site of our winter home in Queen Valley, AZ where we'll park the RV for 5 months. Normally it would take us a week to get here. Enjoyed the change of scenery - 4400 km vs. 3200 km via the I 15 route. Again - pictures tell a better story: