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Wiebe’s Travel Diary

Sunday, 17 Jul 2005

Location: Canada

MapWe're having a great time. Had the driveshaft fall off on the way to Vancouver but $40.later we were on our way again. We camped by Harrison Hotsprings for the weekend and did some swimming and not just in the campsite.
July 4th we camped in a nice campground in Fort Langley. We stayed a week their. Juanita and Justin came on Thursday and we celebrated his birthday on the 7th at the Keg. It rained almost all the time but we had some sunny periods as well. We took the kids around Vancouver to show them many places they hadn't seen before. Jen has never been in Vancouver since she was 7 months old.
On Saturday the 9th we went on the skytrain from Surrey to the Science Centre and spent 2 hours there. It was a quick trip through and we all want to go back and spend more time in some of the more interesting areas. We didn't get in for the Omnimax movie and that can be awesome. We hit Metro Town after that and it is a good thing we only had time to eat at the food court. Our holiday may have been suddenly shortened. Three floors of small shops featuring a huge sidewalk sale was almost hard to resist.
July 10th Juanita and Justin went home (as well as Max) and we headed to Whistler where we camped. Brandywine Falls to be exact. Very beautiful trails and hikes. Jake and the girls went on a two hour hike with hanging bridge for walkway and lots of beautiful places to see. They all came back very wet because it rained almost all the time.
We headed to Clinton through hills, over waterfalls and many beautiful places to stop and let the truck cool off (not that we had to stop). We camped in Clinton for two nights and headed towards Lac La Hache. Just before 100 Mile Jake looked in the side mirror and watched the one wheel go its own direction. The brake had fallen apart earlier and we didn't notice. It didn't do much damage to the trailer but the rim was not useable anymore. We watched as the tire went behind the trailer and took off into the ditch on the passenger side of the truck. The tire is fine but we now have no brake on the rear drivers side of the trailer and had to put new part on in 100 Mile.
We are camping around Vanderhoof right now and don't know for how long. We haven't had any other problems and thank the Lord for that.
We have lots of photos and as soon as Jake finds a cable to download them we will pass some on to you. We haven't had many days with cell phone service let alone internet so we are sorry for the delay in information.