May 31, 2014
This day was no different than any other day. We are awake by 5:30, and, usually ready to roll by 7:00 a.m. The morning started out at 55 degrees with a misty rain, but soon it looked like it was going to be
a beautiful travel day!
Today's journey will take us out of British Columbia and into the Yukon Territories. The Alaska Highway crossed in and out the Yukon/British Columbia border
seven times before we were finally headed north towards Whitehorse,
We were enjoying our drive and the beautiful
scenery, when we came upon this
bridge at Teslin River. Just across the
river, we pulled into this parking lot for our morning stretch.
Thankfully, we were in this big parking lot when we discovered that
we had a flat on the passenger side outside rear tire. We think we ran over something coming across the metal grate bridge. Well, again, we were lucky, because right across the street from where we were parked was this great
tire shop. The mechanic just happened to be working on Saturday...Good news...he
was able to get the tire patched and had us back on the road in a short time. Bad news... he told us we would need a new tire. Good news, is that it just went flat and we didn't have a blowout!
The mechanic recommended a tire service center in Whitehorse. Needless to say, we drove straight there. Good news, the tire shop had a tire...bad news, it's Saturday and they couldn't put it on until Monday. Good news, another tire store could put it on, but they didn't have the tire...so they took Mark back to the first store...he purchased the tire, and they took it back to the second tire store and put it on for us. And, again, we were back on the road without much delay. We met up with the others at Camp Wal-Mart for the evening. You can only shop so much at the Whitehorse Wal-Mart, so, no sense wasting time...I mean it stays light until midnight or so...lol
So, we loaded up and headed out to take a drive through
Miles Canyon. We located this suspension bridge from way up on the road, figured
out how to get to it...just so we could
walk across it...who knew Molly didn't like it to swing!
What a beautiful
view of the Yukon River.
June 1, 2014
On Sunday, Wallace, Wanda, Bennit, Bea, Bill and Judy, headed to Tok. We, along with Bob, Molly, Rich and Mary, decided to hang out in Whitehorse for a couple of days. There were several things in the area we wanted to see and do. We decided we couldn't stay at Wal-Mart for 2 days, so, Sunday morning, we moved to Pioneer RV Park, just outside of town.
After getting the rigs set up, we were off to
board our bus...the guys were glad to let someone else do the driving for the day! And, we were off. First stop was in the little town of
Carcross, YT. We made a stop here, just long enough that we were able to walk to the local bakery where we purchased the best cranberry, raspberry scones I believe I have ever had. We also found a place to get our passports stamped with the official town stamp. Once we were back on the bus, we traveled on to
Fraser, BC, where we boarded
train...destination, Skagway, Alaska!
And, oh, what a way to see
so many places and
sights we wouldn't have seen from any other vantage point.
Going through and around the mountain, it was hard to believe that on June 1, there was still so much
snow and ice on the rivers, lakes, and hills.
Once we were in Skagway, we found that we were just about
the only ones in town...no cruise ship in port today! We shopped and stopped in at the
Klondike Gold Visitor Center for our national park pass stamp. Then it was off to lunch at
The Red Onion Saloon. After lunch, we still had plenty of time to shop before boarding our bus back to Whitehorse.
What a great day...and, oh, yes...we made a stop back by the
Carcross...and yes, we got another one of those famous scones...to go!
What a great day.
June 2, 2014
We woke today to the sound of rain on the roof...what good sleeping! In fact, this is the first day that we didn't budge before 8:00! Wow, we really slept in...lol
After a leisure morning, we decided to get out and about to do a little business in the big town of Whitehorse! Of course, that also meant a trip to Canadian Tire (a tire store/hardware store/department store), Wal-Mart, and the local grocery store.
We were back to the RV park in time to grab a short nap before time to go back into town for a great dinner at
The Klondike Rib and Salmon. We had fun with
everyone and enjoyed a great dinner. I had Halibut Chowder and a yummy salad. Mark stretched his imagination and chose
reindeer stew, served over garlic mashed potatoes.
Afterwards, we went to see the
Frantic Follies Show. Cute show!
Mark and Bob even
had their pictures made with the can-can girls after the show!
What a way to end a great stay in Whitehorse, Yukon!