We are so ready to be back in the States!
If we had known the Alaska Highway was going to be like this we would have gone back by way of Cassiar Highway, the way we came.
Yes, the scenery is breathtaking but the mountains are outrageous.
It doesn't help that August must be bridge maintenance month because every one we come to we are held up because traffic is down to one lane over these small bridges. Of course we never seem to hit it right that we have right of way when we get there. Oh no, we have to wait for 37 vehicles come from the other side before our sign turns from STOP to SLOW. It makes for a long day.
Everyone we talked to said, "Oh no, Alaska Highway isn't bad." Then how come we've seen bumper stickers that say "I SURVIVED THE ALASKA HIGHWAY!" Survived is right. They lied to us!
Yes, the Cassiar is slower because of unpaved sections but at least the frost heaves are marked on that road. We hit one set of "moguls" so hard today, because there was no warning that they were even there, that we had to pull over because we were certain the TV was on the floor after that. Luckily it wasn't but a few other things did get dislodged from their normal places. We learned to open doors and drawers and overhead compartments very slowly!
We saw signs like this one all over the place but never did see the moose.
We made contact with our Quail Run friends, Wilf and Marilyn, so we will be spending a couple of days with them when we reach Calgary.
This is the sign that starts the Alaska Highway. Mile 0.
As beautiful as Canada is, we're looking forward to being back in the good ol' US of A!