Day Six
Day Six

Radium Hot Springs, B.C to Whitefish, MT
June 18th, 2004

High Point of the Day....
Low Point of the Day......
Brian - The Radium Aquacourt
Theresa - Redstreak Campground
Brian - Not a one
Theresa - Perhaps not being allowed back into the U.S. for lack of birth certificate
Miles Traveled Today
Total Miles Traveled
Miles Theresa Drove
50 (490 Total)
Sunny and windy, in the low 80s
Price of Gas 
(average per gallon)
Night's Lodging
Where this Page was Uploaded
Cows, horses, llamas and a couple of deer
Whitefish RV Park
Billings, MT

Daily Didactic
Any day that begins near a naturally heated body of water is a great day in our book. A day that begins in the very cool Redstreak Provincial Campground in Radium is an added bonus. Redstreak has the flavor of a retro campground, the bathrooms are all tile, and even better it has a mile and a half trial to the Radium Hotsprings Aquacourt. Let us be honest, we are not sure what an Aquacourt is supposed to be, but we like this one. Judging by the look of the motels in town, the Redstreak facilities, and the buildings that make up the Aquacourt, Radium must have hit it's stride in the 1950s. It seems to still be doing fine and, as with our last visit, it would be conservative to say the clientele is 80% German and 80% retired. Whatever B.C. Tourism is doing in Germany is clearly working. We rose right at a little after nine and mosied down the trail to the Aquacourt. We dipped for an hour, Brian exclusively in the "warm" pool and Theresa biding her time between the "warm" and "cool" pools. Brian can't quite figure out why someone would leave a warm pool for a cool one, just one of those mysteries in life.

After trekking back to Redstreak we saddled up and aimed the bus toward the U.S. border. The drive from Radium to Whitefish is a short one, relatively, of about four hours through some bucolic countryside that seems to be generally referred to as Tobacco Plains. We don't know this time any more than last time where that name comes from, but it's very pretty and there doesn't seem to be a tobacco plantation in site. The border crossing was mildly eventful, in that "since 9/11" the border guards can apparently require a birth certificate for entry into the country. While Brian happened to have his handy State of Alaska pocket birth certificate, his spouse had nothing. Clearly, Theresa also fits the profile of a terrorist and there were a few tense moments before we were waved on into Montana.

Needing to do some laundry, we checked into the Whitefish RV Park and then immediatelly headed downtown for pizza, and a malted beverage for Brian.

Daily Pictures (Slide Show)

Morning at the most cool Redstreak Provincial Campground Brian making a break for the Aquacourt
Theresa, trying to catch up Brian, four years later, still trying to fit in
Warm water, pretty rocks, good times The Radium Hot Springs Aquacourt, brought to you by the 1950s
Define participant Theresa happy to be driving and about to leave Brian in Canada
We can see Big Sky country from here Rocks on poles, wacky
The U.S. border, apparently a little restrictive for Theresa anymore Montana welcomes us
Horses! Beverage!

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