Trip Start Oct 31, 2007
26Trip End Dec 17, 2007
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Our first day on the road has taken us further then planned. We made it all the way to McLure where we called it a night
Stopped in Hope for lunch and a dip in the local pool. Water was a little cold and too much chlorine for our liking so we didn't last long. Driving through BC we got a first hand look at the devastation the pine beetle is doing to the local forest. Most of the drive all you could see was the color of rust for miles and miles from the dead trees. Made it to the Vancouver area by early afternoon. Enjoyed the afternoon in White Rock walking up and down the waterfront and out on the pier. Had to bundle Haley up in her fleece suit to protect her from the cold damp wind. Arrived early at friends house, just up the road, where we spent the night visiting.
Today we walked to the nearby Redwood Park. Two brothers who lived in a tree house on the 80-acre of land in the late 1800's donated this park to the City of Surrey. Around 1893 they started to plant the beginning of what amount to 32 different species of trees from all around the world, including a grove of redwoods that they started from seedlings. The park consists mostly of evergreens some as large as one meter in diameter. If this is just a small taste of what we will see in Northern California we are quite looking forward to it.
Will spend another evening visiting then head across the border in the early morning. We hear the line-up could take hours especially being a weekend.