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Tue, May. 26th, 2009, 05:41 pm
Totally boring the crap out of you guys with my amazing disaster movie-style move!

Day three started pretty well. We made good distance, and ended the night at a campground in a town in the Yukon named Watson Lake. Well, we tried that, anyhow. When pulling in to a vacant site, the axle on our trailer broke. Big time. Wheel popped right off, still bolted. We both freaked out most thoroughly about what we were going to do about it and then decided we should just sleep on it.

It turns out we forgot to pack the tent. *laugh track*

So. Day four was pretty much bust. We talked to the authorities about how we were going to leave a trailer in their country, even though we aren't supposed to dispose of anything. We arranged for a new trailer by way of U-Haul. It seems to be working out. Hopefully we'll spend the rest of the trip without incident. As is, we haven't gotten any farther today, and we're exhausted. C'est le vie. A pair of friendly, cute young German men in the adjacent camp site pointed out it was best that it happened here. They are quite right. If it had happened on the road, the results could have easily been fatal.

Um, otter3? circuit_four? Are you certain you want me anywhere near the bay area? 'Cause apparently, I'm some sort of sentient catastrophe.

Wed, May. 27th, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
raiblu

Holy crap that's a total disaster. o_O At least everything worked out okay... man, I already miss Canada, though.

Wed, May. 27th, 2009 10:32 am (UTC)
otter3

What, randomly disposed car parts that just randomly fell apart? Yeah, happens every day around here. You honestly can't go a day without some runaway tire going backwards right past you on the road.

And bumpers? Don't remind me about bumpers. There's a reason they call it bumper-to-bumper traffic, you know.

For the record, just how bad are the roads up there? I have this vision of attempted-to-be-maintained-but-failing, which couldn't be good for any trailer...

Thu, May. 28th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
masstreble

The roads in the Yukon are here-and-there, pretty much as you've anticipated, but the B.C. roads are pretty well maintained, considering. Although the Yukon has something going for it: rest stops every 30 km or so. That's just nice. The ability to pull over without worrying about hogging space is a blessing. Maybe it's because the B.C. is more populated, or politics, but British Columbia just doesn't have them.

Wed, May. 27th, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)
ejia_arath03

Oh I disagree. I derive much amusement out of the Moverdammerung.

Well, not really. D: Some bored deity or something must be picking on you. You might need a good exorcism.

Thu, May. 28th, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
masstreble

At this point, I'm willing to say such is possible. It would be a benign deity, though. All the problems have been pretty manageable!