: Road trip to BC



MudAnt
05-30-10, 03:55 PM
Whenever my dad and I take a road trip, it basically follows the same outline:

-Take picture of Cadillac
-Be on the road at 7 AM
-Stop at Timmy's
-Take picture of Cadillac
-Stop for gas
-Take picture of Cadillac
-Stop at Timmy's for lunch
-Take several pictures of Cadillac

etc

We had some awful weather on the way out:

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Notice the snow on the front:

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Made it to Jasper, AB:

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It always seems to be sunny and warm in Kamloops:

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Arriving at our hotel in Vancouver:

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Boarding the ferry to Victoria at 6:30 AM:

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MudAnt
05-30-10, 03:56 PM
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BC really is Canada's California, they have outdoor carwashes!

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At our hotel in Sannich:

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Sannich marina:

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No door dings in this spot!

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The rest of the pictures from here are just a bunch of old people (it was my Grandparent's Anniversary) so I'll just skip to our trip back to Edmonton

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We saw a Pick-a-Part in Chilliwack, BC, and we had to see if they had any 80's FWBs

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But all they had was FWD SDVs and Fleetwoods:

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MudAnt
05-30-10, 03:58 PM
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But we did see an 81 SDV for sale at a repair shop near the pick-a-part:

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They also had a 60's Sedan De Ville they were restoring:

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Anyone know the exact year?

Yet another stop at Timmy's
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Construction on the highway:
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MudAnt
05-30-10, 03:59 PM
Wallpaper-quality shots I took at a rest-stop:
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We also stopped at an antique auto museum on the way back:

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Found a nice Eldorado:

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Some body-less frames:

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MudAnt
05-30-10, 04:00 PM
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Just as we we're leaving the museum, I spotted an '87 Hearse! This was the best picture I could get going by it at 100km/h though:

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We stopped at East Side Mario's for dinner (also me making a retarded face):

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Our hotel in Revelstoke, BC:

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Breakfast at Denny's:

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Back on the highway at 12 noon :D

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Timmy's again in Rocky Mountain House, AB:

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MudAnt
05-30-10, 04:01 PM
Found some more interesting vehicles:

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All in all it was a fun trip, even though the weather was quite uncooperative.

I've got a whole bunch of pictures from our trip to Vancouver last summer as well if anyone wants to see them. The weather was much nicer on that trip.

And while I'm mass-posting pictures, anyone care to see the other FWBs I looked at last summer when I was searching for one to buy?

Warren_R
05-30-10, 04:56 PM
Thanks for posting all those, the "small car" snap was a howler! Bring it all on, is my vote :)

jayoldschool
05-30-10, 05:39 PM
This post is full of win. All road trip pics are better with the hood ornament at the bottom. The Small Car spot was great! Nice 65 327 Impala rag, too!

MudAnt
05-30-10, 05:48 PM
This post is full of win. All road trip pics are better with the hood ornament at the bottom. The Small Car spot was great! Nice 65 327 Impala rag, too!

Yeah, luckily my replacement one came in the day before we left!

outsider
05-30-10, 06:01 PM
looks like fun. Your car is awesome. I really like the birds eye views :)

Stingroo
05-30-10, 06:12 PM
Mmm.... that 70 Chevelle is godly.

Looks like a fun trip. What's with all the stops at Tim Horton's? >_>

MudAnt
05-30-10, 07:01 PM
Looks like a fun trip. What's with all the stops at Tim Horton's? >_>

Basically, we'd come into a town, and we would be too lazy/hungry to think of a place to eat. Then we'd see a Tim Hortons and say "Let's just go there and get a sandwich"

Last road trip we did the same thing, except with A&W.

77CDV
05-30-10, 07:07 PM
Love all the pics!! God, I miss road trips with my dad. We used to have great fun. Hood shots while the car was in motion was his specialty. :lol:

That yellow Cad under restoration is a 1963 CDV. I see you also managed to find a '75 Eldo in that j-yard. But, BC is most definitely NOT Canada's CA. For one thing, BC's not broke! :D

MudAnt
05-30-10, 07:44 PM
I just noticed I wrote Sedan De Ville in the OP http://www.facepunch.com/fp/emoot/downs.gif Oh well, too late to change it now.

Also, pictures from last year's trip to Vancouver coming up in a few minutes.

MudAnt
05-30-10, 07:46 PM
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MudAnt
05-30-10, 07:50 PM
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MudAnt
05-30-10, 07:52 PM
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MudAnt
05-30-10, 07:54 PM
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77CDV
05-30-10, 08:50 PM
OK, I'll bite, what's with the Chinese at the car wash?

MudAnt
05-30-10, 11:48 PM
OK, I'll bite, what's with the Chinese at the car wash?

That was in Richmond, which is basically a giant chinatown. Almost all the signs have chinese translations, and all the cars are imports. Needless to say, the Cadillac stuck out. http://www.facepunch.com/fp/emoot/v.gif

csbuckn
05-31-10, 01:45 AM
Man does Canada look nice. All the mountains and tunnels and stuff, long way from the flats in Texas that I'm used to. Thanks for sharing, makes me want to go up there.

The-Dullahan
05-31-10, 02:49 AM
That photo of the tunnel makes me miss home...but we didn't have those fancy light-up-pole things and our roads were seldom paved.


YAY, HEARSE!
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That Hearse appears to be a Eureka by the looks of it and the "lefty door" for the rear, but it is at an odd angle making it difficult to tell based upon the model year. It looks so naked without any trim on it, but I'm nobody to talk, considering my car's paint (where there still IS paint) looks a lot like that photo of your car frozen over. Not digging the wheels too much, but they're really not bad.

Cadillacboy
06-01-10, 07:15 AM
Awesome ride , thanks for the pics .

Aron9000
06-01-10, 07:38 AM
Nice pics and Cadillac. I love seeing that you aren't afraid to drive the thing like it should be driven, on a long road trip.

BTW, you look pretty tall in the pictures next to your Caddy, when I wash mine I have to break out a stool to reach the middle of the roof.:nono:

That compact car parking spot had me laughing as well, I take up two "compact" spaces at work since the whole garage is all compact spaces.

Also that's crazy that its almost June and still snowing. May is almost a summer month down here, its usually 80-90 degrees the whole month for highs.

Stingroo
06-01-10, 08:38 AM
lol... Snow? Wut's dat?

I kid, I kid. I lived in Maine for 5 years. I miss everything about it except the snow.

outsider
06-01-10, 08:59 AM
yeah, snow sucks :(

Cadillac_Fan
06-01-10, 11:05 AM
Beautiful country up there. Absolutely breathtaking. The confluence of the water against the mountains is awesome; moreover, only to take it all in with your dad while motoring in a fine luxury car - it couldn't get much better.

Thanks for sharing.

MudAnt
06-01-10, 11:09 AM
BTW, you look pretty tall in the pictures next to your Caddy, when I wash mine I have to break out a stool to reach the middle of the roof.:nono:


Yeah, I'm 6'4. It's quite useful sometimes, other times it's not (ie- low ceiling basements, small cars like my friend's Volkswagen bug)

The-Dullahan
06-01-10, 01:01 PM
BTW, you look pretty tall in the pictures next to your Caddy, when I wash mine I have to break out a stool to reach the middle of the roof.:nono:


Never thought about that, but I'm lucky I am as tall as I am or I'd never be able to reach my car's roof. Damn extended rollcage.

I miss the mountains AND the snow. The plow guy back home drove a big RWD Cadillac with a snowplow on it actually and yes, it was also a Hearse, because we Pennsylvania folk are crazy in the head. I used to take a 1959 Hearse to school.

Damn.

Why'd I move here again?