One Month in our #2yearRoadTrip
It’s been two weeks since we left Alberta, camper and trailer in tow.
Some of the best parts of this experience, which has been such a pleasant surprise, has been visiting with friends and business partners, new and old and having the flexibility to meet up with so many of them who have been inviting us to visit their parts of the country.
After a quick 3 day in Crow’s-nest Pass, getting back on my new bike (after breaking my hand on my first ride last October), and feeling the exhilaration of riding again, I knew we made the right decision.
We were able to meet up with our business partners and friends,
Kevin & Pam in Fernie, BC, finally seeing this paradise through their eyes.
What a beautiful little town with the most captivating 360 degree view
of snow capped mountain tops I've ever seen.
Here, we also decided that new mountain bikes were in order for our #2yearRoadTrip. We found a ride shop called Gear Hub Sports, where we met some amazing riders that were able to recommend the ideal bikes for us, just above our budget (thanks Jenny). We hit some single-track trails that were just the right amount of uphill to make us realize we are NOT in riding shape at all, and we have some work to do.
Four years ago, I went to Hawaii with a group of girls, and Liz and I quickly became friends and stayed connected after all these years through Facebook. Her scenic pictures throughout the years now guided us to our next destination – Whitefish Montana. And there we were, visiting with a girlfriend I met for a week, 4 years ago, and spending the next 5 days with her, her husband Brian and her daughter Rachelle and husband Casey. We went out for an amazing ride with Liz and Brian, them on their RAZOR and us on the dirt-bikes. We even got to try the RAZOR…woohoo!! (look closely at my face)
Rachelle and Casey are avid dirt-bikers, and fellow adventurist, and we all spent the weekend watching you tube video’s of dirt-biking, trials riding, and snowmobiling, enjoying BBQ’ing dinners, sharing stories, slack-lining, and planning future adventures. What a great weekend!! Liz and Brian are extreme snowmobilers and we are already planning an adventure together in BC this Winter. We can’t say enough about our visit. We felt like family, we were relaxed, and enjoyed every minute of our time with them.
Once again the next leg of our trip is guided by friends recommendations. I love that we aren’t on a tight schedule, and that we can adjust and redirect based on conversations. After a quick stop in Coeur D’Alene, and McCall, the next stop is all about dirt-biking. Jeff tells me we’re off to Idaho City. Now, like most of you, when you say City, you have an expectation of a larger town right? NOPE…as we drive in, I read the sign: Idaho City – Population 428”. I look at Jeff and he shrugs. MEN!!!?
As we soon find out, in this small town, there is no cell coverage, and you can find WIFI at the local library and Donna’s restaurant only. Looks like we’ll be off the grid for a few days. HAHA! Stay tuned.