25 May 2010

Fritz's big trip

We're at the northern point of our trip, arriving in Rycroft (Hub of the Peace) on Victoria Day. This is Diane's childhood village so we're staying with her mother and step-father (trip map, http://persjohn.net/DTJbl/trip2010.png.) As Fritz has morphed from a Texas native to an international traveler, he's the focus of this blog post. Fritz monitors the highway from top of the load in the backseat where he sees out between our shoulders.
He's seen everything, from the cactus and wildflowers of Texas where we called him the "burr magnet" to snow at 10,000 feet in Utah, and even a little leftover snow around here.
Does he look like he enjoyed lunch at Bijoux Falls?
Chetwynd, BC, has an annual chainsaw carving festival (http://www.ourbc.com/travel_bc/bc_cities/alaska_highway/chetwynd.htm) where a ninja from Japan got the 2009 award.
On the tracks of the old Northern Alberta Railroad our eager traveling companion enjoys his first big trip.