Wonderful People

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Olive Coventry 10 June 2006 Olive drove all the way up the Dempster Highway by herself... and she's 82! We had dinner with her and she later delivered our food box successfully to Eagle Plains. Thanks, Olive!
Alan and Muriel Armstrong 10 June 2006 Alan and Muriel drove up the Dempster in their big RV. We met them at the visitor's center in Inuvik. They volunteered to take our food resupply box to Eagle Plains. Later, when they passed us on the highway, they parked the RV and had us in for a fine lunch and coffee. What a delightful couple.
Russell Andre 10 June 2006 Russell works on the ferry at Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River). When we were on the ferry we asked him if there was a place in that (tiny) village to get a shower. He said "no, but you can go to my house. Nobody's home, but go on in. Fill up your water there too." What a delight. We'll never forget his big smile and decisive generosity.
Jim and Pat Campbell 15 June 2006 Delightful couple from Ontario - met at Arctic Circle. Shared their chocolate milk with us and later took our box of goodies to Dawson City.
Paul and Cathy Wylie 15 June 2006 Cathy shared her computer for a day to help get the Eagle Plains website up... and shared a wonderful bottle of wine. Paul arranged to get our water bag delivered to a point down the road, since we had a waterless stretch after Eagle Plains.
Denise and George McCluskey 18 June 2006 As we stopped for the day at Chapman Lake they stopped to chat - and insisted on having a beer with us. What a delight to be given a cold beer out in the middle of nowhere. Thanks! Nancy went fishing in the lake at midnight and drinking her 3rd beer...
Art Meyer 27 June 2006 Gave us a ride from Stewart Crossing back to Dempster Corner to get Nancy's lost coat. Thanks, Art!
Darlene and Glen Parsons 27 June 2006 Gave us a ride back from Dempster Corner to Stewart Crossing when we had to go back to get Nancy's coat. Thanks, Darlene and GLen!
Claire Macht 2 July 2006 Warm Showers host in Whitehorse - took wonderful care of us. Thanks Claire, thanks Joel!
Janice and Jim Sheufert 8 July 2006 Janice met us on the street in Dawson and invited us to their house in Juneau. Well we went, and had an incredible gourmet dinner, and spent a rainy evening later in the week. Wonderful visit. Thanks!
Darlene Sillery 11 July 2006 Darlene met us at the summit on the Haines Highway and then hosted us at her house in Haines Junction. Wonderful stories about their very exotic bike tours in Africa and Asia - and their ambitious plans.
Cris Pekaark and Laurie Henderson 16 July 2006 Cris and Laurie met us at the campground at Juneau and invited us to their wonderful home in Whitehorse. We spent a fine evening and a wonderful meal with them. Thanks!
Bill Maitland 17 July 2006 Bill gave us a ride from Jake's Corner to Atlin so we could see the beautiful town for a night. It's off our route, so we thought we'd do a quick hitchhike to see it instead of missing it. Then later in Dease Lake Bill arranged for us to get a ride up to Telegraph Creek and then arranged a ride back, too! What an interesting person and friend.
Jim and Yai Schmer 19 July 2006 Jim and Yai befriended us at the Morley Lake recreation area in the Yukon. They feted us with wine, ice cream, a slide show, and a wonderful breakfast. Talk about taking good care of us! Thanks, Jim and Yai!
Amy Babtsov 29 July 2006 Amy gave us a ride with our bikes (and a guided tour!) up to Telegraph Creek. What a delightful day!
Heather Narynski 30 July 2006 Heather entertained us at Telegraph Creek and we had a wonderful time - she hauled us around the area and we had a delightful bike ride together.
Tracy Anderson and John Slamm 1 August 2006 Limping along south on the Cassiar with a severely compromised rear wheel (broken spoke -drive side) John let me know where the next tool I needed was: At Stewart at his house! Tracy helped us come up with the tool and then even loaned us their jeep to go up to the Salmon Glacier!
Doug Stout and Carroll Murray 2 August 2006 We meet the nicest people in RV's - Doug and Carroll let us share their spot, and invited us in for wine, and gave us real coffee in the morning. Delightful people that we hope to see again.
Ryan Beaudry 2 August 2006 Ryan gave us a ride to Bell II. We were just asking about where to camp, but he drove 80km round trip to get us to a *really* nice place to camp. Thanks!
Noel and Geneva Venn 5 August 2006 Noel and Geneva stopped to help us when our borrowed jeep had a flat. Noel knows how to patch a tire on the side of the road, and he got us out of there!
Iain Cullen and Farwest Sports 11 August 2006 Iain couldn't stop helping us - we stopped for some fixups at his sports/bike shop and he helped us with boxes for the flight, and then took the boxes out to the ferry for us. Thanks, Iain!
Gordon Peterson 13 August 2006 Gordon stopped to chat with us at Alert Bay, a delightful island community. Then he helped us with some gasoline for our stove (he drove home to get it for us!). And he gave us some *marvellous* smoked salmon - we had it last night and will again tonight. Thanks, Gordon!
Saskia Erdmann 14 August 2006 Saskia is a touring cyclist we met on the way down the island. She outfitted us with all the maps we'd need for the lower island. They helped dramatically. Thanks, Saskia!
Dave Ward and Cat Carston 19 August 2006 Dave and Cat are with the Warm Showers list (www.warmshowers.org) and they offered us wonderful hospitality - and then rode out with us for a delightful weekend adventure on Hornby Island.
Margot Visher 3 September 2006 Margot took us in and fed us and showed us around Cannon Beach and overall gave us a delightful evening. Wow, what a place. We'll never forget the delight of viewing the ocean from her place.
Bob and Honna Sheffield 3 September 2006 Bob and Honna (old, old friends of Nancy's) made a special trip from northwest of Portland to spend a day playing with us at Oswald West State Park. They treated to a wonderful dinner cooked over the campfire and we just had a blast. Thanks!
Suzi and Jim Stovall 6 September 2006 Suzi and Jim have a son crossing the country by bike right now. They're members of the Warm Showers List (warmshowers.org) and they took us in and treated us like royalty! Hot tub on the beach? Wow! Thanks!
Fran Greenleaf and Patrick Griego 17 September 2006 Fran is my 2nd cousin (at least) and Fran and Patrick invited us to their place for a wonderful time of sharing trip reminiscences. And we got a great BED to sleep in and our laundry done and a fantastic meal and NEW FRIENDS. Thanks, Fran and Patrick!
Roy and Mary Harthan 21 September 2006 Roy and Mary are Warm Showers hosts that treated us to a night in their cottage. Thanks! It's so nice to meet such interesting and generous people.
Carlos and Monica Duque 25 September 2006 Carlos and Monica just met us riding in toward San Francisco and they became our tour guids and led us through all the intricate twists and turns of the northern approach to SF. They had just been out for a weekend cycling adventure and were also returning. Later we went for a ride with Carlos to the Marin Headlands. Thanks for all your help, Carlos and Monica!