I, Zeb the Duck, don’t like what I’m hearing from the humans. Again, we have to hurry to get back to Colorado. But, of course, we ducks will insist on a few stops.
Here we are at Sasquatch Crossing. Sasquatch is in front of his restaurant. Too bad we already ate. Still heading towards the United States, but still on the Alaska Highway, we stop for Muffler Man a little north of Fort St. John.
We stopped for the night at Fort St. John while heading north. As you may remember, there was snow. We had snow every day while heading north. It is nice now, so Chloe took us all for a walk.
She needs exercise, and so do all of us. Back with Muffler Man, we ducks sit on his shoes and on the top of posts.
Can you find us? We have arrived at Dawson Creek, the official southern end of the Alaska Highway, or AlCan (Alaska Canada) Highway.
From this point there are a couple choices of roads to arrive in the USA. The most scenic way isn’t safe yet. The lakes are still frozen and the roads are icy and closed in places. Another trip to Canada’s parks and beautiful lakes in the mountains will be needed. We continue east and stop at Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada.
We saw this giant beaver last year and we just had to stop here again. We stop for the night at Grands Prairie at the Stonebridge Hotel.
The hotel was nice, comfortable and clean, but the complimentary breakfast was incredible. Definitely the best complimentary breakfast ever. A huge buffet, white tablecloths, selections of fresh cut fruit, pastries, assortment of cheeses and cold cuts. Variety of yogurt, cereal, boiled eggs, and two types scrambled eggs. Warming trays of bacon and sausage. Bagels, assorted breads and a waffle station. And even more that we forgot. We don’t usually describe our food, but this was a fabulous complimentary buffet. The Stonebridge Hotel in Grand Prairie certainly deserves recognition for this. And the employees were so efficient and so nice. A great hotel experience for us. In the morning we stopped at the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center.
This is a huge sundial.
The sundial is tall and casts a shadow on or between posts to show visitors the time.
Here we are on the post for 12:00. The brick circle of cement identifies Grande Prairie AB (Alberta) Canada.
We love this sundial. But it is time to head south again. Those humans have commitments in Colorado in a few days. So off we go. And I’ll tell you now, we only made a few fun stops between Grande Prairie and the USA, but they were delicious. A couple stops at Dairy Queen for Blizzards. Canada has flavors that we don’t have at home. We had to try as many as we could. Our moms really loved the Oh Henry Peanut Butter Blizzard. Just heavenly. But no photos. Those humans want no evidence of these Dairy Queen stops.