We spent the early hours resting, making contact with our realtor, emailing Mom and the elder Gherkins.
We then went out to explore Dawson Creek. We went to the Northern Alberta Train park and the Dawson Creek Visitor Centre. We stopped to take a few iconic photos.
|The very spot where the Alaska Hwy began - Mile 0|
A sculpture of a surveyor on the Hwy
Here it is! So glad we are DRIVING this time and didn't take the ferry.
|Alex, Nolan, Stacia, Me|
|Taking it easy in Dawson Creek|
|Would love to see Mary K's art co-op do a mural like this|
Our next adventure was at the Alaska Highway Building. Here we watched a one hour PBS movie about the building of the Highway and toured displays. I'm glad we did, we all have a better idea of why, how and where the highway was built, and the impact it had on the economies and development of both this area and Alaska. Here are a few quotes from the exhibits....
From the original military order....sounds simple
We don't stand a chance if the HORSES didn't make it....looking for natural solutions.
This holds true today too!
Staff took our picture at the "mile post"
|Nolan, Michael, Stacia, Me, Alex|
The kids enjoyed screen time this afternoon. I did laundry - almost caught up - and finished a Michael Connelly book.
I'm glad we took the day to rest in Dawson Creek.