By now, all/most/some of you have read Lorraine Sommerfeld's first installment on the Smart Winter Expedition, Kelowna to Vancouver B. C. the hard way (via Inuvik) in a flock of Smart-for-two microcars. She went Kelowna to Whitehorse, in the Yukon Territory.
Wheels editor Mark Richardson will tell you about Leg Two (Whitehorse to Inuvik and back) this Saturday. Apparently, Inuvik was on his Bucket List, so he pulled rank.
Just wanted to let you all know that I did not die, did not get scooped by aliens, did not disappear into a vacuum on Leg Three, other than perhaps metaphorically and electromagnetically:
- cell service was largely non-existent, especially with Rogers - it works at my home, Bell doesn't. They reverse roles in the Yukon. I've made my bet.
- Internet was also dicey; it usually was available at the hotels we stayed at along the way, but after (typically) 700 km of dodging rocket-powered dual-trailer transport truck rigs driven by speed-probably-in-both-senses-crazed drivers, the last thing I needed was to spend two hours trying to get connected.
So I apologize for being largely incommunicado for the last week.
The two things you need to know now are:
1. We made it to Vancouver safely, albeit with the cars filthy, the windshields destroyed by the flying stones, and with our right front corner sporting some slight bodywork modification thanks to said editor's driving partner's pirouette into a snowbank.
Yay and Yay respectively.
From there it is a long, LONG drive to Fort. St. John's.
My Leg Three story arrives a week from this Saturday.