13.07.2015 - 03.08.2015 75 °F
The truck was finished on Sunday late afternoon, we stowed our belongings, hitched up and left Vancouver. We only got a couple of hours down the road when we stopped for the night, but at least we got down the road.
A little about Dale’s adventures: we got a text about 9a.m. from the mechanic saying that work on our truck had started at 8:30am. After breakfast, Dale got a taxi and went to the shop. Dale was feeling like the mechanic didn’t know what he was doing and was quite anxious. Dale walked down the street and another mechanic appeared. That mechanic told Dale that he did help out the ones repairing our truck before but refused to do that any longer.
The mechanic ended up going to the shop and helping, bringing in proper tools and giving advice when needed. Dale also had to help with repairs.
Needless to say, we were a little concerned when we started out on Canada Hwy 1 to cross over the mountains but the truck ran fine. Not a drop leaked out.
We arrived in Banff late afternoon, got a campsite at Tunnel Mountain, changed clothes and rushed off to the Banff Springs Hotel for Tea. We arrived only to realize that the time had changed and it was an hour later so it was actually dinner time. We made a reservation for High Tea on Tues at 3pm.
With dinner in mind, we found Eddie’s Burger where we had Alberta grass-fed beef burgers. Yum.