Alaska 2007 travel blog

Fort Nelson Downtown RV Park

Dirty Truck

Fort Nelson Sign Forest

Marysville in Fort Nelson Sign Forest

Sample Gravel/Mud road

Mukluk Annies/Teslin Lake

Mukluk Annies/Teslin Lake

Mukluk Annies/Teslin Lake

Mukluk Annies/Teslin Lake

Mukluk Annies/Teslin Lake

Rancheria Lunch Stop

It is another beautiful day with 56 degree temperature.

We walked over to the Watson Lake Signpost Forest. Found signs that were posted by folks from Marysville. Maybe Jim or Tom will recognize these folks. The forest was started by a U.S. Army soldier working on the Alaskan Highway in 1942. Travelers are still adding to the collection which numbers over 61,000. We also visited the Alaskan Highway Interpretive Center and saw a view on Yukon history and the Alaskan Highway.

We left the Downtown RV Park in Watson Lake, Yukon in search of parts for the pilot light in our oven. Watson Lake is a very small town and we were told that we would not be able to find the part until we got to Whitehorse. We decided to drive as far as Teslin and stay at Mukluk Annie's Salmon Bake. We had heard to many people rave about the salmon there. If you buy dinner, you can camp free, use their RV wash free and take a free boat ride on Teslin Lake.

The free RV wash was appreciated after we drove through a long stretch of road that was being repaired and the truck and trailer were covered with a light coat of mud. Our free camping spot was right on Teslin Lake. The salmon was outstanding. It came with all you can eat salad bar, baked potato and a yummy brownie for desert. They cook the salmon in the dinning room over a wood fired grill. The wonderful boat ride took us across the lake. Everyone got out on deck and feed bread to the gulls. We met another couple from Youngstown, OH—Jack and Mary deVille. Jack is originally from Alaska and still has a house in Cordova which is on an island across from Valdez. They come back every year and spend two months in Alaska. They gave us their phone number and address and invited us to come and visit while we are in Alaska.

At 11 p.m. it was still so light out that Sue sat in the trailer and read a book without turning a light on!

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