Monthly Archives: May 2012

Bears and Bad Weather


May 29: Vancouver to Quesnel. We left Vancouver in light rain and fog. From what I gather this is rather typical although everyone (make that locals) says it is unusually cold. I didn’t bring clothes for all this cold but … Continue reading

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Leg 2 begins


May 28: Arrived Vancouver yesterday, the end of Leg 1. Tomorrow we start the second leg from here to Anchorage. This is the part we really came to drive. Last evening we had a farewell/ welcome dinner. We will miss friends … Continue reading

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A book award and a blind Garmin


May 26:A day off in Osoyoos, BC. From our Canadian vantage point, we can look across Osoyoos lake and see the U.S. The good news: We had an email waiting. Our novel, The Long Road to Paris has just received another … Continue reading

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Left Behind


May 24:We’re sitting in our hotel room in Kalispell, Montana. Our forced day off. We’ve talked to the VW restoration shop and we are still hoping Stewball will be ready later this afternoon. It was a strange feeling to see … Continue reading

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Our engine is being pulled


May 23: Day 16. We are in Kalispell, MT, and the car is at the last antique VW repair place we know of before 2000 miles to Alaska.  We took the car in for a  routine service, and they found an oil … Continue reading

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Moving Fast


Day 14: Now in Montana. Since I last wrote we have covered Utah, a bit of Idaho, Wyoming and now in Montana.  Leaving Provo, we had no  choice but to run the gravel roads. We decided since we had to … Continue reading

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Stewball doesn’t like….


Alistar and his Rolls Royce 1. Weather hot enough to fry an egg on the “bonnet”. 2. High altitudes 3. Ethanol 4. All of the above. Day 12: Alternate title: Too pooped to pump Page, Arizona to Provo, Utah. We … Continue reading

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