April 28th

“Your Cadillac ain't no hipper than my bus stop
Your champagne ain't no hipper than my soda pop”

Half a tank of gas in and we've only made it 50 kilometres... but our tour is finally moving again on board the Kootenay Lake ferry. Nature foiled our plans quite decisively this afternoon as we tried to ascend the Salmo-Creston pass with our shiny new U-haul in tow. A blizzard had us stopped in our tracks and stuck between two semi trucks. The truck ahead was blocking both lanes of traffic and slipping backwards towards us as the driver behind us (who had just finished fitting chains) decided to pass us on the shoulder of the road between us and the sheer cliff to our right. We had just enough room to turn around and backtrack all the way to Nelson.

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