I still live by what I learned in 90's cartoons.
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May 14th, 2007 – by: silan
Where the hell was Yogi and his pic-a-nic basket?
This was only day one, and I was obviously unprepared for what was to come. Even before this whole debaucal happened, we crossed the BC/Alberta border without seeing a single tumbleweed blow across the highway upon entering Alberta. We failed to be greeted by a welcome wagon of cowboys and cattle blocking the road. And someone please point me to the closest rodeo, because I'm getting antsy.
We drove from Vancouver to Jasper in about 8 hours, taking the scenic route off the Trans-Canada. It would prove to be the second longest drive we'd have to endure on our journey across the country. We made a quick stop in my birthplace of Merritt, BC, to have lunch and watch the classic and countless trucks-with-dogs-in-the-back drive by, before we got back in the car and kept going.
The "quiet, little mountain town" of Jasper is strangely reminiscent of South Park, a more recent cartoon I've accepted my education from. We stayed at the Athabasca Hotel, which was lovely, however, we cursed them for not having an elevator as we hauled our 50-pound suitcases and bags up the 2 and a half flights of steep stairs to our room. We called it quits as soon as our arms regained their feeling.
The moral of the story is: Let your children watch South Park, as it is more realistic than Yogi Bear or Bobby's World.
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