June 3, 2014
Upon our arrival in Tok, we checked into the
Tok RV Village Campground. After several days, it was good to meet up with
the others. Wanda and Bea had dinner in the planning stages...chili dogs and all the fixings. It was yummy! Thanks girls...our treat next time.
After a rough road travel day, we were tired and said our goodnights and sleep tights.
June 4, 2014
This morning we said our good byes again to Wallace and gang...they are moving on down the road a little ways, while we decided to hang out around Tok. When we were in Whitehorse, we made the decision not to travel to Dawson City and the Top of The World Highway through Chicken and on to Tok. So, today, we are going to do the drive from Tok to Chicken. We have to say we at least made it to Chicken!
After a wonderful breakfast at
Fast Freddy's, we along with Rich, Mary, Bob and Molly, headed out for Chicken, Alaska. The drive was about 65 miles and was it ever
boring! No sights, no wild animals, no nothing...just trees! We were about to question our sanity, when we finally saw
the sign that indicated that we had finally arrived in the big town
We shopped in the
store, drooled over the homemade pies, and, laughed at all the
chicken sculptures and
We learned a little about
panning for gold from a local couple. Lots of work for
three little specks of gold.
And, now if you are passing through Chicken and need gas, just check out this
sign hanging outside the general store for the posted price. Just don't expect to make a stop in the winter as the road is closed in both directions and only the postmaster and her husband can be found.
Then it was time to head back to Tok. When we arrived, we found that someone, not to mention any names
had found us and left his mark...along with a little orange tape.
With plenty of daylight left, we decided that we would pack up and head on down the road. But, first...we took the opportunity to
wash all the rigs and cars. The Tok RV Village has this great wash area on site. It cost us $21.50 to wash the motor home and Jeep! What a bargain!
Once we were on the road we made it a whole 50 miles when we found this great
pullout at Dot Lake. We decided that it would be a great place to camp, so out came the
chairs and soon
the grill was out and dinner was served.
Not many campgrounds have such nice
wild blueberries, and
a this little chapel.
What a find...Dot Lake, population 13. There are no services here, but they do have a post office. It was homesteaded in the 1940's and was originally a work camp called Sears City during the construction of the Alaska highway in 1942-1943. The former Dot Lake Lodge is now a private home and houses the post office
What a great evening with
Now, this is what I call
Happy Camping at
Lake Dot, Alaska!
A 5 star kind of evening!!