Saturday, June 23, 2012

Family Scenes

 Another beautiful picture, the road winding through
majestic mountains & trees.
 A scene of daily life, Hank is on the bed in back reading, Aspen & Lacy are playing at the table, Hunter is playing in his carseat.. he sits in it a couple times a day, helps him feel secure, he hasn't fussed about being in it.  Brandy is getting her water bottle, I am reading. Nikita took the picture, she is 'The Milepost' reader-(a book of the Alaska highway that tells where you are) & Shane is driving-& doing a great job!  Nikita, Hank, & I take turns with the front seat & the reader job.
Playing stack-a-peg game 
 Look at my fingers! - Lacy
 Miss Lacy Iris
 Mr Hunter saying 'cheese' for his buddy Steve (Crist)!!
Looking at 'Busy Busy Town'

Road Traveled

Beautiful-pics can't capture it!
the road we're traveling..
    Stayed at Dawson Creek in the Wal-Mart parking lot.  The next night we stayed at Toad River Lodge & RV Park.  This was a beautiful campground and had a beaver pond near by with busy beavers working.  We were able to sit and watch the beavers dive to the bottom to get big armfuls of mud and swim to the dam they were building and mud it in.  They were always busy!  Soon we heard commotion over on the other side of the lake and saw a big bull moose in the lake feeding.  He kept putting his whole head under and must've been eating underwater plants. He was there for a very long time.  It is always enjoyable to talk to other travelers, and our children really don't know a stranger.  (it's a good and bad thing...)  I've told them that Jesus sent His disciples out by two's and to always follow that example, & watch out for each other.
White Mountain Sheep & their babies
     We've been seeing lots of wildlife along side the road eating in the side ditch or resting there.  To date we have seen a fox, 5 deer, 20 black bears, 7 elk, 30 white mountain sheep, 5 beavers, 1 moose, 15 wild horses, and 70 or so buffalo.  Even been animals on the road.. white mountain sheep, & buffalo.  Talk about excited!!  We don't even have to stop for pictures..  just take it while we motor slowly by in our bus!
    Thursday we stopped at Liard River Hotsprings Provincial Park for a few hours.  We forgot the camera on our hike.  All of us enjoyed swimming in the hot springs!! The coolest area was as warm as bath water, then in the next area up it was as hot as a hot tub, then just kept getting hotter!  It was amazing!  I have never saw anything like it!  God's creation causes us to marvel and worship Him!  We didn't stay the night at the park, instead we drove farther and stayed along the road.
Allen's Lookout was the place.  There was a fire pit and picnic tables. It overlooked the river, we were very high up.  Hank got out his boots and proceeded down this mountain path towards the river, and had Nikita down there with him.

I think they got about 2/3rds the way down, when Hank decided to come back up to get the binoculars.  So over to the bus he goes and when he got back, he said a trucker, that was stopped there also, had talked to him out the window & motioned over towards the woods next to the road.  There was a black bear.  I very hastily told Hank to go fetch his sister from down the steep path and lo, she had already made it up.  We retreated into the bus to watch the black bear.  Hank climbed the ladder on the back of Gus and said he saw more bears.. looked like a mother with cubs. We had a fire going in the firepit, then a storm blew in and it rained..HARD!  By the look on Lacy & Hunter's face, we realized they had never seen rain like that before!!  In Washington where we live, it never (well almost) rains hard, more like an eastern sprinkle, is called rain.  Some decided it would be fun to stand in the rain...
Nikita & Brandy getting wet!
This morning before we left there, a big buffalo came out and crossed the road.  We had a hard day of driving today and stopped at Otter Falls Cutoff RV Park.
     We haven't ate out any.  We did buy 4 or 5 things at one of the first Wal-Mart's we stopped at.  Some of our meals have been, Sausage patties on tortillas, hotdogs & buns, salad, cornbread with fried burger & onions served with ketchup, salsa, & bbq sauce, beans & tortillas, rice & sausage dish, carrots,  hotdogs on tortillas  with sourkrat, spaghetti, fruit smoothies..... etc...  :)     

Friday, June 22, 2012

What We Left Behind At Toad River

What DID we leave behind at Toad River Lodge & RV Park???? 

Can you tell by this picture?
This Picture? 
Hunter BEFORE....

 Hunter AFTER
 My baby is a little boy!!
Hunter Lee Turner 
 Haircuts for all three..
 It was Hunter's idea.. after he saw Daddy getting one, he had to have one too!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

“…Yes, I feel like traveling on…”

 a post by Nikita
shane did a great job & they had a pull thru long enough.. 61 ft total
Crossed into British Columbia, Canada and got on 97C at Westbank. Then took  8 over to Spences Bridge, a very petty drive along the Nicola River. From Spences Bridge we took 1 to the town Cache Creek. Spent the night at Brookside  Campsite campground. We dumped our tanks  & filled up with fresh water. Had a wonderful walk after supper. Saw a Beaver Pond/Dam & took a long walk back in the woods. Very enjoyable.
hiking the trails
up & down a few times..
look at me.. i can do it all by myself!!
 Then  took our first {HOT}  showers after leaving.  Also did our laundry.  Left at checkout time (11:00am) We also met some wonderful neighbors…(parked right beside us) Scott & Donna were going to Queznel, just like us. Then we took the road to Queznel. Parked in Wal-Mart parking-lot & quess who showed up, Scott & Donna! They said they saw us & couldn’t resist stopping by to say Hi.  They also brought their dog Little Bear a Schipperke means “little shepherd”. They are good at: herding  livestock, catching rats, &being watch dogs.
We have been opening lots of Care Packages. They all have wonderful surprises  awaiting some VERY anxious children!  I’ve been reading a book called A Song for Your Honor. A very touching story.
wal-marts are always i supposed to be going to bed??
Switching from seat to seat, bed to bed =  Lots of Love & an Opportunity to share with siblings!! A great way to connect with your family! 
I had this wonderful verse come to me last night. I’d like to share,
Matthew 11:28-30 says: 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my Yoke upon you , and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest for your souls. 30 For my Yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
AND you thought fuel prices were high in usa....:) 
Canada, to me, doesn’t seem like a foreign country. They speak  French & English. But they do not have miles or gallons.  Ie.. Our speed limit signs say something like 60MPH. Well, in  Canada  they say 100km & our fuel prices say 3.14 & theirs say 103.9  Very interesting!! 

Posted by: Nikita

John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
huge sand 'box'   
they were able to use their creativity & each one had a house or 'secret garden'..

this is the life!!
Brandy jumping rope.. all the girls love it!  

Post of Pictures..

WHAT are we doing all day??? :) Just a few pictures...

Brandy loves to read to the girls. 

Nikita reading.. a favorite thing to do!

Hank watching the road

Hunter watching the big trucks..

..with his nose pressed against the glass!! 

The awesome driver!! 

Here we are.. eating breakfast!

Say cheese!!  

Favorite thing to do.. run run run!

Yay!  we made it to the border and beyond..