It rained most of today, so couldn’t see much of the mountains as we descended down Hwy 37 to Hwy 16, which is the trans-canadian highway known as Yellowhead Highway. We managed to find a sani-dump at New Hazelton, a well known pit-stop for RV’s apparently, as it was quite the line to wait to dump, but dump we did. Afterwards, there was a great farmer’s market to feast of fresh fruits and veggies. Stopped to eat lunch there. Went on thinking we would stop in Smithers, the biggest town we’ve been in since we left Skagway, but decided to go on further down the road.
As we meandered down the road, all hell broke loose in a flash. We got slammed with a huge rock, that left a crater about 1 1/4″ in the passenger side of the windshield and instant spider webs all over the windshield. It also sprayed us with tiny glass, little shards all over the cab of the motorhome and all the way back to the dinette. What a mess! We are so very lucky that it did not come thru the glass. But am ticked, as I just replaced the windshield from last Fall’s trip up the Alcan in June and now I have to do it again.
We have stopped for the night at Shady RV place at the East end of Houston. Houston? Didn’t realize there was a Houston in Canada. $30/night. Its a nice park, with full hookups – 30 & 50 amp hookups – water – septic, pull-thru sites as well as back-in sites. Grassy areas, well maintained with flower gardens galore. Just pretty. The park is next to a very clean trailer park (best I’ve ever seen).
Will have to call the Ford 800 number tomorrow to see if I can find a place to get this windshield replaced sooner than later, it is a hazard as it now is. I hopefully can wait until I can drop my friend off, as she must fly out of SeaTac on the 17th, but will find out after I talk with them. I also called my friend Sarah down in WA to check for windshield places in that area. So should have a new windshield in less than a week. Let’s just hope nothing else hits the darn windshield.
We are going thru Prince George tomorrow, then heading for Cache Creek. Will have to check the map to see what follows… We saw one baby bear today…