On to Canada

Trip Start May 06, 2010
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Trip End Oct 14, 2010


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Robbie's Motel

Flag of Canada  , British Columbia,
Sunday, June 27, 2010

Since most of the things that I'd like to do in North Cascades National Park would take most of a day or longer and since many of the trails are still snow-covered and since I had a long drive ahead of me, I decided to skip the park and instead take care of some things such as laundry, buying a couple things and having them shipped to me in Alaska and doing some repairs.  I didn't get that early of a start, but I made it to Cache Creek, British Columbia before looking for a hotel.

Finding a hotel was a problem.  My TracFone won't work in Canada.  I had to resort to stopping to check prices.  I found something reasonable but they didn't have Internet.  I tried my Verizon wireless service.  When I started it up I got a message telling me that it could cost me up to $20.48 a megabyte.  For comparison the $60 a month for the service gets me up to 5 gigabytes, which works out to 1.2 cents a megabyte.  If I go over the 5 gigabytes they charge me 5 cents a megabyte, which is already a ripoff although it's a lot less than the 25 cents a megabyte they used to charge for excess usage.  But $20?  Are they nuts?  If the service was working as well as they say it is capable of working, which I've never experienced, that would be over $10 a minute. 

Tomorrow I'll continue driving toward Prince Rupert, BC.
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