$16: Tetsa River Regional Park Campground
Driving along, I’m reminded of one of my favorite Alcan Highway videos: a 1957 ad for Chevy trucks.
Try to get that tune out of your head. You can’t.
I switched campsites at Swan Lake after we last spoke. To one with a better view. Less generator/boat trailer/screaming-four-year-olds, and more of this:
They’ve had some serious flooding just north of here on the Peace River, and some of this park is also under water. And in the morning, there really were swans.
I would’ve left earlier this morning, but this park locks its gates from 11pm to 7am. And since I was just a few miles into the next time zone, I waited awhile. But that’s OK. I should probably take a few moments to slow down. I sat here and did some Sudoku.
I was really headed for the true start of the Alaska leg of this trip, with Mile Zero in Dawson Creek.
That way. Go that way.
Right now, I’m about 60 miles south of Fort Nelson, B.C. I might camp near there. If I have a signal, I’ll update this post with some details.
The slowest gas pump in the world (at “Fas Gas”) allowed me to give an Airstream tour to local and get some great camping and gas suggestion for my trip ahead.
Seriously. 20 minutes for the fill-up. I squeegeed every window in the car and trailer, used the bathroom inside, and had a long chat with a native.
But thanks to that chat, I got a great site at Tetsa River
The local gentleman also recommended Toad River for my next gas fill-up (avoid Muncho, he said). And I’m having my first breakfast “out” as I write this with $2 wi-fi.
They also have an airport and a large collection of baseball caps.