Monday, June 21, 2010

The Journey has Begun (Day One - Kamloops, B.C.)

We began our Great Alaskan Road Trip today, June 21, 2010. It was great to finally have it all come together and get on the road! We left the house around 9:30 after a time of prayer, and headed off to VanLoo's Auto Service to have the tires and lug nuts checked out for safety. Then one of their guys came and prayed over us - and that was quite nice. Off to the DOL to have our tabs renewed. (It's always something, isn't it!) Then we stopped at Bedlington's and had our trailer weighed. It came in at 8,840 lbs. - which Vince was really pleased with. The truck weighed in at 10,320 lbs. So a combined weight of just over 19,000 - not too bad. The border crossing went well and we went on Highway One to get here. Through some pretty good grades and up and down, and Vince was almost in tears at how well the truck managed the whole way! There was no straining or anything - it ran perfectly, like almost nothing behind us! We made it to a Kamloops around 2:30 and checked into our Kamloops RV Park. It is decent, the staff nice - we are at After getting hooked up and all, we headed off to the Riverside Park - the kids did some water play and we met a really nice couple - so many comment on the truck and ask questions about the scooter lift up front. So, here we are back at the campsite. Hoping everyone falls asleep - SOON!! Tomorrow we will go to the Wildlife Park - I think everyone is quite excited about that! Then the next day, we will hit the road again. That's all for now. Here's some pictures to show you about our day. Well - so we thought - but our internet connection is really sketchy so they aren't uploading. We'll try again in the morning!!


  1. Sounds like a great start to your trip! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Glad you got off to a good start. My BIL & SIL live in Kamloops so we have visited the Wildlife Park and have also been to Riverside Park before!

    Continue enjoying your trip and safe travels!!