Hold on one sec, Amy.
I'm under a dryer at the moment.
Can't hear a word you say.
Just need to reconfigure the main chronology juncture that connects me with the time machine and we'll be good to go.
Okay ... I'm all ears.
You're starting to really like a guy you met on the road?
No, no, no, the time machine can't zap you both to the 21st century. The most I can do is show you what you'd look like with him in 2018. Just tell him to close his eyes. He can't know what I'm doing.
Okay, here you go.
Yeah, yeah, you'd make a cute modern couple.
But right now you have to keep existing as best you can in 1960-something, wherever you are.
And just exactly where are you?
You hitchhiked to Jasper?
Ahhh, wonderful Jasper.
Why, yes, now that you ask.
I have definitely been there, but it was a long time ago when I was quite young.
And I, too, knew a guy in Jasper that I liked.
No, I have no idea what happened to him, but we should focus on what's going on with you.
Well, I think he was from the United States ... he was handsome ... and very kind ... he camped out near where my girlfriend and I had our tent ... along the Athabasca River ... there were lots of young hitchhikers camping there back then ...
... and the very first time I ever drank beer was in the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the Athabasca Hotel, but we called it the Atha-B ... and then my girlfriend and I made it back to our tent by the light of a full moon because we had no flashlight ... and no cell phone, of course, because they didn't exist ...
... ohhhh, I see what you're doing, Amy. You're letting me ramble on about my life in the past.
Let's say we get back to your life, shall we?
Jasper is a specialized municipality in the province of Alberta with a population in 2018 of approximately 4,600.
It's located in the Canadian Rockies approximately 225 miles, or 362 kilometres west of the city of Edmonton.
Positioned in the valley of the Athabasca River, in 1813 Jasper became an outpost of a trade route, but didn't become accessible by road from Edmonton until 1931.
It was named after Jasper Hawes who operated a trading post for the North West Company.
Jasper's railway was established in 1911 as part of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.
And in 1930 the Jasper Forest Park was officially established as a Jasper National Park.
More than 3 million visitors pass through the park gates each year.
It's a World Heritage Site.