Road Trip Home: Day 2
We departed Lewiston, MT mid morning. Crossed into Canada at the Sweetgrass, MT border crossing. Not a single issue at the border.
We were anticipating a full search on both the Subaru and the suspicious looking big black bus, but the border agent was pleasant and personable and only checked passports and Rez's vaccination paperwork. We were happy everything went smoothly at our first border crossing. It's always good to be prepared! Getting used to the kilometers per hour took some time but both our vehicles had km per hour on the speedometer. I had made a handy conversion chart for km to miles so we knew how many miles left to our next destinations in Canada too.
We made it to our first Canadian destination in Lethbridge, AB mid afternoon since we allocated more time at the border than we needed. This worked to our advantage because we were able to get provisions in Canada that we couldn't bring across the border. We stayed at a nice campground situated next to the highway. It was our first experience (well mostly mine) at staying at a full-service campground. We hooked up the bus to electricity and dumped what little we had in the waste tank. We checked in with our family members and got a good nights rest after grilling burgers and peppers. I enjoyed the local sweets from the grocery store: mango Pepsi and green tea Kit-Kats. If there is a way to import those to the US, that'd be the bees knees! There was WiFi at the clubhouse and hot showers in the morning--and Pete made coffee with his Canadian brought French press!
Reflecting on the day, there was a significant amount of frost heaves on the major four-lane highway in Alberta. The front suspension on the bus rocked forwards and back over each one. I was able to radio Pete to warn him of the heaves so we took it a bit slower. A little organization was needed in the bus at every stop. Nothing major broke or was damaged. It was quite funny cleaning up the tub of socks that popped open and scattered everywhere. Bear co-piloted very well, though he still wishes he could be driving, as usual! Next day destination is planned for Edmonton, AB.
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Hello, I am Melissa, owner of Wild North Design. Recently, my husband and I decided to pick up and move to Alaska. This dream has been a couple years in the making and we are enjoying the journey so far. We love to learn and make all kinds of things. From wood craft, to painting, to vehicles, landscaping, building, exploring...we love it all! We are finding out that Alaska is a great fit for our restless minds and bodies! Excited for what the future holds for our expanding family!
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