The weather is really crazy. My daughter in VA, four hours from D.C., was snowed in last weekend for the third time this winter and possibly, it is going to happen again this weekend. In the meantime, beautiful Vancouver, B.C. is moving snow from the high country to lower elevations for the Winter Olympics. I don’t know about you but I will be glued to the TV for the Olympics, especially the opening ceremonies.
If you have never been to that part of B.C., make that a priority in your travels. I absolutely loved the Sea to Sky Highway, also called Highway #99. On one of my trips south from Alaska, I drove the highway Sky to Sea starting at Lillooet and I think that would be my preference. It has everything, lakes, streams, waterfalls, and numerous provincial parks, recreations areas, private resorts and campgrounds.
It is a good paved road (finally finished in 1995) winding through the mountains with 6 to 15% grades. Considering the Winter Olympics, I’m sure they have built a more accommodating road between Vancouver and Whistler. Whistler is another Aspen or Vail and traffic is thick winter and summer. As you get closer to Vancouver, you’ll be driving along the spectacular Howe Sound, North America’s southernmost fjord. Of all the roads I’ve RVed through the years, I think the 209 miles of the Sea to Sky Highway is at the top of the list for spectacular beauty.
At 45, Widow Minshall began 20 years of solo full-time RVing throughout Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Sharlene canoed the Yukon, mushed sled dogs, worked a dude ranch, visited Hudson Bay polar bears, and lived six months on a Mexican beach. She lectured at Life on Wheels, published six RV-related books and wrote a novel, “Winter in the Wilderness.”
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