Monday, June 28, 2010

Saturday we drove from Whitehorse to Dawson City in Yukon Territories. It was a rather uneventful 349 miles. We did find a place called Moose Creek Lodge that was supposed to have good food and pastries. It did not look very promising, but the food was great! I had a grilled roast beef, onion, and cheese sandwich on homemade bread. Then had a raspberry tart that was delicious.

We went to the “dome” when we got to Dawson City. It is a high point that overlooks the city and the Yukon and Klondike rivers. From above the city, the places where they dredged the Klondike river for gold look like big worms. From the highway, the dredging looks like big mounds of rocks. The area between the street and river is a green belt that had lots of activity--people camping, kids playing, and walkers. The guys went to fill with fuel and to get a few groceries. Milk was $8 a gallon, so they decided we really didn’t need it for another day or two.

Sunday we didn’t go very many miles, but we were on The Top of the World Highway. To go from Dawson City to Chicken in Alaska, first you have to cross the river on a barge. We left the campground at 6:45 and had a 90 minute wait for our turn to cross the river. Then it was 80+ miles of gravel roads up and down the tops of mountains with a little rain thrown in. The views were truly amazing. In the middle of nowhere, was the port of entry back into the United States. We stopped for lunch in Chicken. We drove on to Tok. The first thing we did when we got to Tok was to wash the rigs.
Monday is a day of rest for us. It has rained all night and is still raining. We are just doing the maintenance things like washing clothes, getting groceries and watching a little TV.

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