August 31-September 01, The Road Home

As part of our Friday evening we enjoyed dinner at the Iron Horse Pub in Lone Butte. We also endured a strange encounter with a couple of old hippies from Washington State. I’ll save the description thereof for another time but I’ll just say, “Could everyone just focus on reality for a change”?

On Saturday morning we had breakfast at the High Five Diner in Little Fort. We contextually recommend this stop along Highway 5, if not just for the fact our waitress smiled and responded in the negative when Marlene asked if the Hollandaise was freshly made.

Many miles later we stopped for a rest at Valemount.

It is quite cloudy in the mountains today but it’s not snowing yet. I did hear that Fort Nelson received 35 centimeters of the white stuff about two weeks ago.

Around here, when the snow really starts falling, helicopter skiing will get underway in the ranges between Valemount and Blue River.

For now, we are just getting low lying clouds.

Well, time to roll again, through Mount Robson and Jasper National Parks before getting back onto a higher speed divided highway starting at Hinton and on to Edmonton.

At 2030 local time in Edmonton (8:30 p.m.) we’re home. This road trip started a bit more than a week ago and logged 2700 kilometers (approximately 1690 miles).

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