Out of the Wind and Icy Roads

After a rocky night and a big, white boy who was afraid of the rocking of the motorhome then ended up in our bed for the night we pulled out at 8:30.

We crossed the Continental Divide at 7000 ft. at 8:30. Then again at 6930 feet and 940am. It is so funny to cross it so many times.

After about an hour and an half of driving the roads were clearing and the wind was slowing down.

The east bound traffic on I80 was closed. Before we left Wyoming we saw the traffic backed up 4 or 5 miles 4 semis wide on the 2 lanes. Sure glad we weren’t going that way.

We got Utah 12:23. David is back in his RV driving mode. That was our 10th state. We stopped for gas. It was$3.69. We hit I84. We will be on this almost to Portland, Oregon.

We hit Idaho at 3:33 our 11th state. We stopped in a rest stop for the night around 4. We went 413.5 miles.

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Gusting Winds, Sliding, Road Closure, & Flying J

We got up at 5:45 and 16 degrees. We decided we wouldn’t leave until totally light.

We left at 8:28. It was clear, sunny and very windy.

The wind is terrible with gust up to 70 mph. The wind has caused us to slide many times.  Once again I thank God that David is an old, Alaskan school bus driver.

It keeps saying that our next highway is closed 30 miles from Rawlins. We just keep going, no way we are turning back.  David is driving about 35 mph.  He is fighting the wind all the way.

We got to Muddy Gap Junction.  The wind was so bad there I actually thought it would blow us over.  Harrison was so scared he actually cried.  He doesn’t like the wind blowing the motorhome. David went into the gas station and the guy told him the road was open, so we headed out. 

We crossed the Continental Divide at 1:05 at a 6720 feet. A few minutes later we hit the road closer.  I am glad we weren’t in our car because we could get comfortable to wait.  We were finally on the move at 3:32. The wind and roads are not good. There was even an Amazon truck that slid off the road.

Getting out of the Continental Divide Basin we were up to 7114 feet.  We got to Rawlins at 4:20.

We stopped for gas but it wouldn’t take cards.  David forgot our gas cap there but didn’t realize until we were on I80. Soon as we got on I80 I saw a Flying J.  It was so packed we could hardly find a place for the night. We were gassed up and settled in by 6.

Harrison was so scared he ended up in our bed.  He has never done that before.

Of course, it was a very intense day for us and lots of prayers.  We only made it 218 miles.

I will add more photos when I can,  the  internet here is too weak to upload. I will do it when I can.

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Last Leg

Well this is our last leg of the trip. We will be home today. It is only 426 miles to home. It should take us around 9 hours or less since I am driving.

Our last stop in Canada was in Beaver Creek. This is what the local visitor center has to say about it.

The historic community of Beaver Creek is a small border town on the Alaska Highway, the most westerly community in Canada, and Yukon’s gateway to Alaska.  Beaver Creek is nestled in Yukon’s breathtaking, spruce-filled wilderness.  The population of just over 100 is community-minded and friendly; people who value their quiet lifestyle, pristine landscape and surrounding wilderness. 

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