Watson Lake, Yukon
Last evening we went to the planetarium to watch a show on the Northern Lights. The show was very nice and instead of $10 each we got a senior discount so it was $8.00/each. At the planetarium, we met some members of an “Alaskan RV Tour” group. This RV tour group is 150 Winnebagos strong!!! Luckily, they were not all in Watson Lake at the same time. Yikes!!! Apparently they travel at their own pace but it was jarring just to think about how crowded the Alaskan roadways are going to be for the summer. We’ve been spoiled. Frequently, we’ve been the only vehicle on the road for miles in each direction. Oh, we’re going to miss the freedom to go as slow as we want and pretty much have the road to ourselves. This coming weekend is a three day Canadian holiday weekend so that should increase the number of travelers on the road.
Driving the Alcan to Whitehorse, Yukon
The drive on the Alcan today was beautiful. As Jerry said, “It’s a WOW around every turn.”. We saw some wildlife on the side of the road and the views driving along were wonderful. Made a number of stops to take pictures and to stretch our legs. Stopped for lunch at the Canol (Canadian Oil) Road and to see the WWII vehicle graveyard. These vehicles were left from the building of the Canol Road. A possible Japanese invasion of Alaska was a big worry of the US and Canadian governments, thus the big push to build the Alcan Hwy. and the Canol Road Project. We have yet to see a Grizzly or a Moose but we’re ever hopeful.
Arrived in Whitehorse this evening and will explore the town tomorrow.