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Old 05-23-2015, 05:08 PM   #31
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If you haven't seen them yet, you might want to check out the CP Rail Spiral Tunnels east of Field, British Columbia. The loops are smaller than the Tehachapi Spiral, but there are two of them. The rail line is shown in Google Maps, and the above-ground line is visible in satellite view. There is a pull-out on the TransCanada Highway at a viewpoint where at least one tunnel's openings are visible (I haven't stopped there for years).
Fascinating link on the spiral tunnels. Now that's one huge engineering achievement.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:48 PM   #32
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We left California this am and arrived in Redmond, Or at a beautiful KOA ion the valley, this place is so green and lush compared to burned out southern Califonia. Did see an Escape 17 heading south on I5 today. Tomorrow, Osoyoos.
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:30 PM   #33
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Ah, that's only 442 miles, what are you going to do for any afternoon drive.

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Old 05-25-2015, 11:46 PM   #34
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At this point, I would be a puddle of mush in the foot well.
I was even thinking of maybe camping overnight in Manning on the way to Osoyoos from North Van.
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:50 PM   #35
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At this point, I would be a puddle of mush in the foot well.
I was even thinking of maybe camping overnight in Manning on the way to Osoyoos from North Van.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:08 AM   #36
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At this point, I would be a puddle of mush in the foot well.
I was even thinking of maybe camping overnight in Manning on the way to Osoyoos from North Van.
I am stopping at Manning. Makes for an earlier in the day arrival at Osoyoss.

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Old 05-26-2015, 01:47 AM   #38
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Earlier is a relative term. Despite out best intentions, having the trailer packed and ready to roll out of driveway first thing in the morning, it never happens. So we don't mind making a more leisurely trip once in a while and arriving the next day earlier than we would have if we'd made a late start.

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Old 05-26-2015, 08:32 AM   #39
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What we almost always do now, is instead of leaving early in the morning, which like Ron says rarely seems to materialize, is that we leave the evening before. For long weekends, it gets usually gets us to our destination, and even if a bit later, we get to start the day there. On longer trips, like the near 10 hours to Osoyoos, driving 4 hours or so makes the next day drive a piece of cake, and we can arrive early.

That is of course IF we had the time to get ready the day before. These IFs are often a big factor to use working folks.
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I'm working till 11:15 on Wednesday night--so we are leaving sometime Thursday morning.. About a 5 hour drive for us.

We are going to the pub for supper on Thursday night right??
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