The Canada portion of our trip is over. Today we crossed into Washington State and started our trek South to warmer weather.
Here is our Provincial summary
New Brunswick 2
British Columbia 20
Even that was nowhere near enough to see all we wanted.
When i first started planning this trip, I knew we had a Christmas deadline. So I needed to be able to count back how many days away we were from our goal. I started with an average of 5 hours driving per day along with 10 hours of rest, eating, sightseeing, Internet, etc. I later revised this plan to 4 hours a day.
If I ever do this again, I will plan on 3 hours a day to allow plenty of leeway for side trips, delays, repairs, bad weather, etc. After 9 weeks, we are 10 days behind schedule. However, we have plenty of room to cut out side trips and detours.
I picked out 3, and only 3 of the many wow moments of our trip. The most awesome visual was Writing on Stone provincial park. The most nostalgic was visiting Maude of Leaskdale. The saddest moment was the roadside memorial in Charelsholm.
My 2 biggest disappointments are going that far North and not seeing any Northern Lights, and the Columbia Icefields being covered in snow.
The long term forecast is for a week of rain and this is the beachcombing portion of our adventure. Oh well, bring out the rain gear and allow plenty of time to dry out.