Hello Dick and Joanne,
We have been following your adventure in Alaska. I'm assuming that you live in or near lovely Charlottesville, Va. That is where my husband Harris and I live. In April we purchased a Casita and someday would love to follow in your footsteps to Alaska.Perhaps someday we could meet with you?
Have a wonderful, safe trip back to Virginia.
Set my clocks ahead one hour today. Sad moment in this trip.
We left Tok about 8 this morning. Got to Chicken about ten. Cleared Canadian customs about 12:30 and lost an hour on the time change. Great scenery and our last view of the Alaskan range this trip. Mostly gravel or broken pavement. I've got dust all over everything. We got to the free ferry about 5 and got right on. Set up in Dawson City by 5:30. Again, not a good day for animal sightings. A few birds--mostly ravens, and some snowshoe hares. We kept getting passed by the strangest looking tour bus all afternoon--we were averaging about 25 and they stopped at every rest area. They ended up in the same campground in back of us. Regular bus in front--looks like about 25 passengers. The back is made up of sleeping tubes. Each one has its own DVD with headphones.. They slid out a full kitchen and cooked a complete meal. They have only a small toilet in back of the passenger area. That is why all the rest stops. The driver said they try to stop at a campground every few days for laundry and showers.
Judging by the shower this evening, the smell on the bus must be incredible.
The couple in the next campsite are riding the biggest trike I have ever seen. Must be close to 10 feet long with a V8 engine and auto transmission. Looks mighty comfy.
Still averaging 14.8 Gas was $4.69 in Chicken, $5.76 here in Dawson City.