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Old 07-03-2011, 11:57 PM   #381
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Hi, I just went out to see some of the pre-fourth of July action and took a few pictures. Although not good ones, you can see what I mean.
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Bob,

When we were last in Cal., I found wifi as bad as you are experiencing. All or most of all of the CG's had their wifi run by Tengo and graphics such as photos are almost impossible to load unless you do it late at night or, even better, at 4 am. I often wake for a while in the middle of the night so I'd load photos then. They don't have enough routers and restrict megabytes. We had the same problem in Cortez last week with wifi dropping out at random every evening and I didn't even bother to try photos.

Will you keep going north, randomly, until you reach the Arctic Ocean?

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Hi, I just went out to see some of the pre-fourth of July action and took a few pictures. Although not good ones, you can see what I mean.
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Hi, I just went out to see some of the pre-fourth of July action and took a few pictures. Although not good ones, you can see what I mean.
The quality of those pictures has nothing to do with download speed, but rather shutter spped, IMHO.

A fast shutter speed will capture reasonable clarity of that kind of shot, and of course, a tripod will also help clean things up...

The auto settings of your camera do a great job in daylight, Bob, but like most, they suck in any other conditions than that.
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Hi, well today we made it to Canada, Spences Bridge, where ever that is? Dusty passed inspection at the border. Dusty left his gun at home, didn't bring any other weapons, or any banned foods. Dusty has left the country for the first time in his life. It's pretty hot here and today's high was 85 degrees today. At the border I had about six inches space on each side of my trailer. Now we are traveling North on HWY-1 even though the signs say we are going East; Our map shows that we are traveling North, my Lincoln's compass shows that we are traveling North, and we are going North. Canada; I want these signs corrected, please.
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The quality of those pictures has nothing to do with download speed, but rather shutter spped, IMHO.

A fast shutter speed will capture reasonable clarity of that kind of shot, and of course, a tripod will also help clean things up...

The auto settings of your camera do a great job in daylight, Bob, but like most, they suck in any other conditions than that.
Hi, Aage. My old 35mm film camera would have taken these pictures, but these new fangled digital jobs just don't cut it.
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Hi, Lili. Posting pictures with a bad WIFI signal is as bad if not worse than my old dial up service. If it will work at all, I have to up-load one picture at a time. Tonight for a usefull signal, I had to bring the lap top to the game room.
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Bob,

When we were last in Cal., I found wifi as bad as you are experiencing. All or most of all of the CG's had their wifi run by Tengo and graphics such as photos are almost impossible to load unless you do it late at night or, even better, at 4 am. I often wake for a while in the middle of the night so I'd load photos then. They don't have enough routers and restrict megabytes. We had the same problem in Cortez last week with wifi dropping out at random every evening and I didn't even bother to try photos.

Will you keep going north, randomly, until you reach the Arctic Ocean?

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Hi, I found the same thing as you with WIFI, but I won't get up that early; I have been known to stay up very late though. Now we have to find a bank so we can trade Dollars for Dollars, if you know what I mean. Last night we had to deal with the 3rd of July celebrations and now we are very close to a large river with train tracks on both sides. We will hear trains tonight.


Sorry folks, no pictures tonight!
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Spences Bridge, BC: Spences Bridge, British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Now you know where you are, or were, Bob. This is the warmest part of Canada, but if you keep going north it will cool down.

When we were in northwestern Canada, the wifi got better. It was satellite and in small CG's where there weren't a lot of campers, the demand on the system was not so great. I guarantee we don't get up at 4, I just wander around for a while and then eventually go back to bead and need to be pried out of bed later. It's called "segmented sleep" and was common before the industrial era. Segmented sleep - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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I'm getting more and more familiar with "segmented sleep", usually followed by a FLUSH.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:44 PM   #391
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Day 5.

Hi, this morning after sleeping to the sound of freight trains all night, we left Spences. I believe you are right Gene, They said it was high desert. We saw three more deer today and one decided to cross the street before we got there. I slowed down, turned on my hazard lights, and honked my horn. The deer still crossed at his own speed, but a trucker passed me on the left and never slowed down. The trucks around here have massive front bumper bars and I bet they hit the deer all of the time. Today's high was 75 degrees with some rain showers in the after noon. So far we have been spending about $80.00 to $90.00 per tank of gas, but yesterday our first tank in Canada was $148.00 / Welcome to Canada! Today I tanked up again and it was only $117.00, such a deal. So far the Lincoln and Safari are doing well.
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Rest stop.

Hi, today we found a unique historic rest stop where we had our lunch and walked through the park. There was a small log cabin. There was also a large log barn for Clydsdales, my favorite horse, but it was basically empty. [No Clydsdales] We saw our first bear today, but he didn't scare us.
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Another rest stop today.

Hi, of course one rest stop per day is not enough; This one was very woodsy. [is that correct?] Such a nice place, but no-one else was there. We had the whole place to ourselves. I saw three interesting signs there and the one about dogs was somewhat confusing; Can Dusty go there or not?
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Hi, I forgot to mention the name of today's camp ground; It's "BEE LAZEE RV Park" in Prince George, BC. Pretty nice place and the price is fair. But as usual, I had to complain to them that the WIFI wasn't working. They said that they would re-boot the system and it should work and it did. I don't know if this is really true or if they make it as weak as possible and only turn it up when someone complains. I do know that it has been working ever since I complained. I always ask the people if the WIFI will work from my space or do I need a space closer to their office. So far, in over six years, and only on this trip, was I told the truth. I was told WIFI would only work close to the office and not in any of the camping spaces. Today when I went to the only bank in town to trade Dollars for Dollars, the lady was very nice and spent a lot of time telling me about traveling in this area. This would never happen in a big city bank. Also at the gas station today, this lady walked up to my Lincoln and signaled me to roll down my window; She said, to me, that she hasn't seen an Airstream for several years and "Do they still make those?" I know most of you won't believe that last question, but it is true.
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Like you, Bob, we ask about wifi hoping to get better reception. Often we are placed next to the office with clear line of sight to their possibly one router. It doesn't always work. I can sympathize with them because the use of the service keeps going up with gamers, movie downloads and such. They can't keep up and in a lot of towns the techs who work on this can't figure it out either. After being understanding, I then stop being understanding and wish they would get it right. Some don't have the sense to just put a router up high for better line-of-sight. Ones who do it best have antennas all over the campground way up on poles

Pr. George—you are moving right along. Three directions to go— (1) west to Terrace, Cassiar Hwy, Pr. Rupert, ferries to Alaska or south, (2) north to Alaska Hwy, (3) east to Jasper. All are good choices, but I'd bet on #3. In Jasper there's RV parking off the south side of the main drag across the RR tracks. There was a lot of construction last year, but it should be done by now.

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Hi, I forgot to mention the name of today's camp ground; It's "BEE LAZEE RV Park" in Prince George, BC. Pretty nice place :
Im loving tagging along..BeeWarBeeFloating !
It does help if your in the right year ..I just realised Ive been reading from
The year dot when you first started..was it 2009 ??
no wonder I get lost in car parks..Hey..we went to the multi storey where I wandered around with the security guards for 3 hours looking for my car..I said to Hans what floor we on..he said 5 ..he fell for it too..
He said why the hell have they got a 5 for mph near where we walk..it looks like floor 5 !!
its mph but theyve just printed a 5..We were on Floor 3 ..I know these things..I'm aware..BeeWare..
Enjoy your trip..Im away at the weekend Hans is whisking me away to keep me out of mischief..Big Vehicles..
Military ones ..I took you there last year...Hey I like VW transporters do they sell them in the States ??? do they pull Airstreams ??? do they ..do they ??
2.5 ltr..I think any less wouldnt pull the wings off a Bee..BeeWareBeeFloating
Cheerios to you 3 Hope Dusty BooBoo is feeling better..see thee anon
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Day 6.

Hi, this morning we woke up to the sounds of a hungry dog; Dusty starts with a low moan sort of noise and gradually ups it to a normal bark. Dusty's way of saying, "you better feed me now" and he wins. We needed a few supplies from the local market and a Wal-Mart. Oh, and we also had to stop at a Costco too. About time we got going, it was almost lunch time. I missed two rest stops today because they have a little blue sign that usually says "Rest stop 400 Meters" and by time I figuer out where 400 meters should be, we missed another one. We had some decent rain today and were hoping that it would wash my Lincoln and Safari, but with the red dirt on the street and the big rigs flying passed us my vehicles got worse. Now we are at Glacier View RV Park in Smithers, BC. And we actually have a great view. And because you are able to read this, you know that I have a good WIFI connection here.
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My prediction was wrong, you went west. That area is a beautiful valley. Looks like a glacier between the two peaks. 400 meters is about a quarter mile.

When you get to the junction of the Cassiar Hwy (unless you surprise me again), 2.7 miles north is the town of Kitwanga. Off the Cassiar to the east, a road through the town passes a group of totem poles. The tradition with totem poles is to let them fade, rot and fall down, not keep repainting and preserving them. In Kitwanga that is what they do, so these are authentic.

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Hi, although we decide as we go, with no real plans; And sometimes we have an idea of what and where we want to go, but we might change our minds. And we don't make any reservations on or before our random trips. Therefore they are truly random trips. Also mother nature alters where we go too. Even though all of our followers know that we are hard headed and daring, we still manage to get somewhere and back home. This is a picture of what mother nature has done to make us change directions and the only way to defie her would be to put wings on my Lincoln and Safari.
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Bob, you may be one side of the curve on planning. One member (he knows who he is) has a looseleaf started the year before a trip, reservations done long before they leave, and does not seem to be psychotic. I do a lot of reading, can plan a long trip in several hours and fill in the rest later, but I do a lot of planning. I try not to get too obsessive, but it is difficult. We are all different and random is good, though somewhat unsettling to me.

Ahead of you is the Cassiar. Take it all the way to Yukon and it is a beautiful drive. Not too far up the road, there is a spur west to Stewart. It is a pleasant and clean Canadian town. Across the border is Hyder, the other Alaskan town you can drive too in Southeast Alaska. It look pretty end of the road. Down the road from Hyder, there's a bear viewing area, though this may be the wrong time of year, and then the rod goes up to a good glacier view. Stewart had a toaster museum that became a cafe that may still be there and may still have toasters. I don't know about CG's around there because we were there before Airstream.

Pr. Rupert is also a nice city by the water. Before you get there, Kitimat is on a spur south and not to far along is the North Port Pacific Cannery. It's a museum and was still being developed when we were there, but that is quite a few years ago now. It was interesting.

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