Tuesday, May 15, 2007

We set off this morning for Invermere. Kim, Barry's sister had some repairs done to the big red car before we got home so we had some transportation. We caught the 7:00 A.M. ferry and set off through the lower mainland, just taking one wrong turn before we got on #1. There is a mud slide on the #1 highway west of Golden so we thought we would travel on the southern highway the #3. All was fine until about 2:00 P.M. when the air conditioning quit, no problem we just cracked a window and then going through a small town the engine sounded really wierd. Barry looked at the temperature gauge and it was way over the H for HOT and we stopped. Barry put some engine coolant in and we set off again, the car continued to make very horrible noises so we turned around and went to a gas station. The mechanic there said that it is a cracked manifold, apparently the engines in the Crown Vic's are known for that so we are presently stuck in a little town west of Oosoyos. The mechanic figured he might be able to get it fixed tomorrow as there is a part in town. We found a decent hotel room and now are just hanging about. The mountains are very tall around town and there used to be a lot of mining in the area so it is an interesting spot.
This is a nice spot we stopped for lunch, the river in the background has flooded it banks. As we went over a mountain pass we saw SNOW!!