British Colombia Road Trip – 2009 Crazy Stupid Vacation – Day 3

Friday, June 26, 2009

Day three of my vacation consisted of driving. A whole lot of driving. Luckily I wasn’t the one behind the wheel this time and I learned that it is a whole lot easier (and perhaps a whole lot safer) to take video and photos while a passenger…


Driving from Seattle on a British Colombia Road Trip.


We woke up early and checked out of our hotel in Seattle and hit the road in a rental car for the Canadian border. Our destination for the night was a motel in New Hazelton, British Columbia.

Can you believe that this was my first time ever in Canada!!!


Reaching the Canada border on a British Colombia road trip.


The day really did consist of nothing but driving, gas station stops, and lunch at a cute little hamburger joint (I got a fish sandwich and strawberry shake.) While there were no actual stops planned along the way I did manage to see a whole lot of roadside attractions! From a big marmot to a big toy man (Mr. PG) to a giant chicken on the roof of a restaurant! How awesome is that?


Fish sandwich and strawberry milkshake on our British Colombia road trip.


After driving for about 16 hours we didn’t get to our destination until well after midnight and by that time, despite doing nothing but sit in a car all day I was pretty exhausted. So I basically crawled into bed and passed out. I needed a good night’s sleep because I had another long day ahead…


View of British Colombia Landscape on a road trip.


p.s. Canada totally counts under “Silly America” because it’s still in North America.

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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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