Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Going to Whitehorse, YK

5-6-2013 - Woke to clear sunny skies, but just a bit frosty – 36 degrees.  Slept well at the rest area to find that a truck had blocked the No Overnight Parking sign --- good thing we didn’t see it before hand.

Just getting started this morning – DANG IT!  Another Rock Ding – this time on passenger side, just above view range.  Glad we changed our insurance for this trip to a low deductible!  We’ll fix windows in the fall.

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Scenery continues beautiful with snow peaked mountains, frozen lakes and some streams beginning to flow.  Scenic Marsh Lake is especially beautiful.  Will plan to stop on the return trip.

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Also postponed is a trip to Atlin and the Klondike Loop to Dawson City – Roads are closed.  Arrived in Whitehorse – many attractions do not open until June.  We’re parked at Wal-Mart – not a big crowd yet.  Enjoyed the visitor center and drive thru town looking at the may murals.

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Gas $1.279/liter  Diesel $1.399/liter.

All seasons have their beauty!  Hey, NO Mosquitos!

5-7-13 Though the night was chilly 30’s – the sunny skies are warming things up.  Today visited the McBride Museum of the Yukon. Here we actually got to see many of the animals we’ll probably never see on this trip.  We have seen a moose, deer, swans.  Actually the animal exhibit is very well done to see all of the critters.

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Also is the cabin that Sam McGee lived in – immortalized in the Robert Service poem the “cremation of Sam McGee”

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Food prices are higher than we would like to pay – even McDonald’s is pricey.  So we’re having frozen pizza – salad – ice cream for desert at Dudley’s RV.  Enjoying the sunshine.

1 comment:

Lynn Waite said...

Has Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel been available? Please keep us informed.