We got back on the road this morning after spending extra time in Whitehorse, YT. A cold or flu bug first caught Gloria, then me, and finally, caught up with Luke. Since our schedule is flexible, we stayed a couple of extra days.
If you read our last blog, you learned that “Stuff Happens”, so today I am glad to report that NOTHING happened!
- Driving weather was almost perfect.
- The Rain-X application Luke did to our windshield worked for the few sprinkles we encountered. He did not have to run the weak wipers.
- The front tire sensor worked after a quick stop to tap it back to life.
- Road conditions were very good.
- Frank got photos of the Nisutlin Bay Bridge, the longest water span on the Alaska Highway, as it flows into Treslin Lake. He missed this shot while going north.
- Gloria got a great photo of cloud reflections on Marsh Lake.
- We parked in the same spaces at Tags RV Park in Watson Lake that we had stopped at back on June 6th when we were headed north. We even paid $5 less per night and have almost the entire campground to ourselves.
- Frank and Gloria found the Escapees’ license plate sign that Dennis Hill and his “gang” posted in the Sign Forest back in May.
- We had a decent dinner (but weak service) at the Wolf It Down Restaurant. When we ate here in June the hockey playoffs were underway and the place was crowded with Vancouver fans.
- We have free Wi-Fi that actually works.
Life is good….
Our exit route from Alaska is taking us south of Watson Lake to Dawson Creek on Highway 1. We missed this section of the infamous Alaska Highway when we chose to come north from Prince George via the Cassiar Highway. We have about 613 miles to count down to reach Mile Marker “0” in Dawson Creek, BC, so we can claim driving the entire Alcan.
Heading for the Lower-48
We have decided to slip back down to E. Wenatchee, Washington to catch up with our long-time former neighbors Janet and Howard Pelton. The Peltons were responsible for putting us in touch with Dave and Jayne Bredin, the hosts of the Kenai fish camp we enjoyed visiting. From there we will jump on Hwy. 2 then I-90 and head for the Boomers’ Black Hills ‘Rang in Sturgis, SD (after the motorcycle rally) and then back to Gillette, WY for the Escapees’ Escapade national rally starting August 28.
NEXT: HEADING SOUTH FROM ALASKA