I was up early and working on this blog, publishing Day Seventeen just before heading over to the continental breakfast and Trip Log meeting. Normally we’ll meet in the evening to go over driving directions, but since we’re having dinner together off site, they did it this morning. It also is a bit like an introduction to the driving info. There’s a board we all signed and the tailgunner, Harry, will poly it and we’ll hang it in the sign post forest.
We’ll be crossing the border into Canada tomorrow, so some of the discussion centered on what to do and what not to do when crossing. Most of it is common sense, but I know people get nervous in these situations.
After the meeting, Jarhead came over to my trailer and helped me dry lube the slide rollers. I can’t put the big one out all the way due to a water spigot, so we don’t know yet if it helped. Crossing my fingers. If it’s going to rain, I can’t put it out unless I put it out all the way so that it seals. Most of this trip I’ve just been putting it out part way or not even moving it out at all.
As Jarhead was finishing up with me, John R. came over. He helped me make a bug screen for Rory. I think it looks pretty good. A different John did his first with the plastic coated fiberglass. The mesh is pretty tight and he’s a bit worried that the engine temps will get too high when we’re climbing, so going to have to watch this.
After the bug screen, I did more chores and projects in and out of the trailer. I had bought a round board to make my own sign at Lowes. I bought a can of spray paint, so spent some of my time putting a few coats on it. I’m not sure if I’m going to buy some paint pens and write my stuff or do vinyl lettering. What do you think?
After chores, it was time to go to dinner. We were meeting at Cedars Floating restaurant. It has a great view of the lake and river. Everyone had a wonderful time, and I got to eat salmon for the first time on this trip. Delicious.
After dinner I did some more prep on the truck and trailer before calling it a night. We’re off to Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia in the morning. Can’t wait!!!