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nancy sv
08-14-2008, 10:28 AM
My husband just put together our video clips from the Alaska Highway through Northern British Columbia - absolutely incredible, if I may say so myself! I think I've watched it fifteen times so far - it was so magical pedaling alongside all the wild buffalo, bighorn sheep, and caribou!! What a neat place!

Anyway, you can watch it here (http://familyonbikes.org/blog/?p=465), if you want.

Serenity
08-14-2008, 03:01 PM
It's strange, but I was just thinking about you yesterday! Thanks for posting and keep us updated as you can! Remember, McDonalds is now wi-fi in most places. :rolleyes: :cool:

Cool vids!

nerds
08-14-2008, 03:41 PM
wow, nancy, too cool. amazing endeavor you are on. be always well out there.

Thanks for the link. I've spent time in B.C. The majesty of it overwhelms the heart.


:)

reigningcatsndogs
08-14-2008, 06:02 PM
**struts around proudly**

better tidy up for the next round of visitors

If you come back through the Okanagan, lemme know. The door's always open and the tea pot is always on.

nancy sv
08-14-2008, 06:07 PM
**struts around proudly**

better tidy up for the next round of visitors

If you come back through the Okanagan, lemme know. The door's always open and the tea pot is always on.

You should be proud!! The thing I'm amazed about is that I never, ever knew anything like this still existed here on my own home continent!! When I thought of BC, I NEVER thought wild buffalo and sheep in the middle of the road!!

nerds
08-14-2008, 07:30 PM
Nancy, I am just so impressed by what you and your family are doing. Godspeed, and thank you for letting us share in this trip, it's wonderful.

reigningcatsndogs
08-14-2008, 07:48 PM
You should be proud!! The thing I'm amazed about is that I never, ever knew anything like this still existed here on my own home continent!! When I thought of BC, I NEVER thought wild buffalo and sheep in the middle of the road!!

Our province has a desert, temperate rain forest, tundra, mountains, coastal rain forests... we just about have it all here. We watched the video and were laughing -- everyone is going to think we have no cars on our roads!!

As you go, you will probably see more deer, moose (my favorite!), bears (we have Grizzley, Black and Spirit bears -- the only place in the world with Spirit Bears)... if you go towards the mountains at all, you will see elk and mountain goats along the road... marmots, beavers, porcupine, coyotes, cougars, wolves... And watch the birds -- we have an incredibly number of species here.

Stay safe, have fun and keep us posted. You guys are amazing and inspiring!

nancy sv
08-14-2008, 08:07 PM
We've seen a lot of moose and bear, but didn't get videos of them. And then there are all the beavers playing under the bridges... BC really is an amazing place - wish I had known about it before!!

We're off in a few minutes - off to Grand Prairie!!

nerds
08-14-2008, 08:33 PM
-- everyone is going to think we have no cars on our roads!!


well . . . you don't, actually. Not in B.C. :tongue Moose outnumber cars by at least a zillion to one, it's a wonderful thing. :)

reigningcatsndogs
08-14-2008, 09:13 PM
Mooses RAWK!!!

nancy sv
08-14-2008, 09:15 PM
We didn't get much traffic until we started getting near Fort St. John - prior to that we mostly had the roads to ourselves for 2000 miles!!

nerds
08-14-2008, 09:19 PM
Mooses RAWK!!!


Yes they do. Also, Rawk is their official language. Just in case they haven't been internationally recognized yet. You barrel down on them on the TransCanada and they stand there and say RAWK, and they're right. Rawk is right.

CACTUSWENDY
08-14-2008, 09:46 PM
Again, thank you for sharing this time with you and your family. (Wipes a tear from my eye.)

Stay safe and keep bringing us the news of your adventures. Love to you all......

reigningcatsndogs
08-15-2008, 08:51 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj2daexBhgI


:tongue I've been thinking about this song ever since I watched your video!!

(I know... I'm pathetic)

nancy sv
08-16-2008, 12:52 AM
That song is hilarious!! Now - why would anyone want to rollerskate in a buffalo herd??

melaniehoo
08-16-2008, 01:05 AM
Thanks for sharing this!