Ron and Mike’s roadtrip to the 2018 Abbotsford Airshow.

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I guess this will be the thread I add pics and vids to from this weekends 2.5 day sortie to Abbotsford. Dad and I are leaving Calgary at 03:30 Friday morning in his 2015 Chevy Malibu. We haven’t decided on whether we’re taking the Coquihalla or the old TCH route from Kamloops. Taking the “Coke” cuts off 2 hrs to Hope mind you. I guess we’ll decide gassing up in Kamloops.

I’ve also decided that on this trip,after 20+ years of driving past Craigellachie,it’s time to stop. We’ll be passing that area quite early...Before the Tour buses stop so hopefully,we have it to ourselves.

That’s where Canadian railroad history occurred. It’s the spot where the CPR rail line coming from the west and coming from the east met. It’s known as “The Last Spike”.

There’s a famous black/white pic taken in 1885 at this very spot showing quite a few of Banff’s who’s who of the time,,Tom Wilson,the first whiteman to see Lake Louise. Bill Peyto,Trapper and all around trouble maker. Lawrence Grassi, Canmore resident and mountain climbing guide in the day. Grassi Lakes just past the Canmore Nordic Centre are named after him as is a mountain overlooking Canmore. I can’t recall who else but they are significant people of the time.

I also plan on showing you guys the Othello Tunnels which are just outside of Hope. This is a special location as Hope is where most of Sylvester Stallone’s classic 1982 film,First Blood was filmed. In the film,it’s known as Chapman’s Gorge. This is where Sly throws the rock at the helicopter and Art Gault falls to his death. As well,there is more railway history here. This time from “The Kettle Valley Railway” which ran around the southern interior of BC. Pretty much the whole railway subdivision has been converted to bicycle grade and various campgrounds are located
throughout the system.

Can’t wait for this.Weather looks warm and dry so far. I get to drive the Malibu as long as I want I was told awhile ago.
 

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Have fun Mikey....
That will be a great run with your dad.

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Looking forward to the next post in this thread. Railway, airplanes and history. Can't beat that.

Have fun Mikey.
 

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Mike and his dad hustling over the "Coke" on the way to another airshow. Have a great time guys....

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As promised Murray. We stopped at Craigellachie. 7D3A1071-A819-42DD-B6A9-D0DAD130C224.jpeg FF11643A-E53D-4309-92A2-90D52A5959A0.jpeg 7507BB08-42C9-4B40-AD29-B615B924E121.jpeg E8C92D68-C08F-4E8D-94B9-41E2EEDE73BE.jpeg 642E2B53-14BB-41E6-8B12-4A7F266F36A5.jpeg 9B291C71-50D2-43EA-AFF1-999A45F7F58D.jpeg BF4DECC6-E447-45FA-95BD-C388AA33E4EB.jpeg 183938B1-4A55-4DE7-86F0-C474FC5762EB.jpeg 54F8B3C1-B0E7-4116-B036-3777122AAB1A.jpeg
 
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After that,a stop for a short break in Sicamous at the D Dutchman Dairy. 78767E70-6B60-4CA0-8002-A51C76F9E7F3.jpeg 7F94124D-8328-4AEE-B9A8-15A44272DB30.jpeg C65EB4B4-DA19-4C32-8308-673C19F76A15.jpeg 4BC13B04-CFD8-4A0B-AC20-C97816FE4D4D.jpeg BCF09F3D-0614-490D-8E25-2BEBD46C80D0.jpeg
 

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Westbound through the Rogers Pass snowsheds. We had to sit here this morning for 25 mins.

 
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There’s a Tesla charging station just off Wallace avenue. There’s 10 terminals in a small lot. A15B6C3A-EE26-4732-B8D8-A6A7B019E6D2.jpeg F98034F8-619E-483E-ADF5-F1D80AF460D7.jpeg D6646AC0-F3F7-4793-8FF7-1D855F6543F7.jpeg
 
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Some of the Chainsaw carvings scattered around Hope. Supposedly,there’s over 200 of em. 03EC9C4D-01F9-4B90-8D93-9BA895BA3EE9.jpeg 874878A1-6856-4A97-B8D5-0CC67314B643.jpeg 25941AF0-3F8E-435D-9C7D-0ED32A8858FA.jpeg CB185B5C-363D-4DC1-8EA3-F8585871620B.jpeg
 
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This one has been here for quite a few years. Still LMAO when I see it. 59D05C5E-4461-4B3C-A8B2-ADA4CF262770.jpeg B6D814FA-8F88-491F-A814-5C1961FEB27B.jpeg F5A31671-08D8-4AD9-8BFA-A9344753F96F.jpeg ED846CDA-0D8B-49E4-A5AD-E8947A9F9568.jpeg
 
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This is the Hope Town Hall. In the movie First Blood,this grassy area is where the police station was set up.

The Hope Cinema. $7.00 for admission. Mission Impossible is playing this weekend. 03E6C0E6-7A66-4631-91A2-3D048BE4C4D3.jpeg 265908D4-16F1-4FD3-B923-DF943C92B805.jpeg
 
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These are the Othello Tunnels just east of Hope. My first time here was back in 1995. Always make a point of coming here while staying in Hope. 84CEDBFA-1BB9-46CB-B496-D45C55ECF18D.jpeg 5DD33B71-35F6-403D-A2B7-E6E1B744033D.jpeg D48A35F4-F9D5-4BA0-8710-840DF3F39ADF.jpeg 689037FF-DF46-4600-B40A-EA1E056F45B3.jpeg 07A10D6F-1759-470D-B26C-149436701E91.jpeg