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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our Journey. Don retired October 2011 so hopefully the travelling part will increase! When we are not vacationing check in for updates about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Getting Further North

This has been an amazing trip.

Yesterday we moved a bit further up the road to Fort Providence. The Territorial Parks (equivalent to our provincial parks) are all pretty standard.  There are a few "odd" elements though. First they do not have potable water to fill up with. They do have power. So although you do not need to be observant of battery usage you do need to be careful of water. There is a place to fill up a water jug, but you are NOT allowed to fill an RV. And the sites everywhere we have been are HUGE.  In Fort Providence there is room for 3 trailers in some and 2 in all. They are kind of U shaped.

Anyhow, once we got set up we decided to go check out the town. That took 10 minutes!  Seriously although we knew it was small, we were surprised. LOL

Today our plan was the travel to Fort Simpson, with a stop to hike around the Sambaa Deh and Coral Falls. We knew it was a long trip but it only seemed right when this close to not miss the community.

The falls were well worth the stop. We had prepared a picnic lunch and you could not ask for a prettier eating place!








And Fort Simpson was just as I had romanticized a northern community should be. From the one stop we sell everything community store to the float planes on the river.




And the Mackenzie highway through this area was actually quite good.  We finally spotted the wildlife we've been expecting. This bear was our welcoming committee both to and from Fort Simpson, and a moose and calf were an unexpected bonus, although they were too quick for my camera hand.


The sunset overlooking the lake at day's end was radiant.



Tomorrow we are headed to Yellowknife for 3 days. I'm so excited to see this northern city and observe their community culture!

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