Joe and Nancy

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dawson Creek, BC

Well, well!  Here we are at Mile "0" of the Alaska Highway.  Dawson Creek to Fairbanks, AK.  All 1,523 miles of it.  And it's all ahead of us.  Above, our group poses in front of the iconic AKH sign at town center.
Here are some folks soaking in the moment while we await the group photo.  It was a little windy and nippy.  It rained a little later in the afternoon, and for the rest of the night.  Yuk!
Above, the museum & Chamber of Commerce building.  We spent about an hour in the museum learning about the building of the AK Highway.  Incredible!  Over 1700 miles (then, shortened since) in just over 8 months, by a group of Army engineers & volunteer Army personnel.  Over 10,000 builders, operators and surveyors.  And under untenable conditions, summer & winter both!
The 25 minute PBS American Experience series video was very informative on the AK highway construction.  I recommend searching out the video on line and learning more about this remarkable feat of guts and genius.
Northern Lights RV Park just west of town was our home for the stay in Dawson Creek.  Time for folks to clean the windshields and make for clear driving and picture-taking on the roll.
Above, local glass shop filling a chip in one of our windshields.  We have three chips, two cracks in our vehicles alone, and there are at least 10 other folks with the same maladies.  These roads are murder on our equipment. 
Well, that's a wrap on our Dawson Creek, Mile "0" of the Alaska Highway.  Next stop, Fort Nelson, up the road about 160 mile.  Till the next blog, Joe & Nancy, the RVing Beach Bums.