Our trip from Haines Junction to Carcross was pretty easy and fast. With the exception of a short stretch the highway was in good shape and there was only one delay of about 15 minutes for construction. As we went through Whitehorse we had cell coverage for about 10 minutes but then lost it and still don't have it in Carcross. Hopefully we will have it in Skagway when we drive down there tomorrow so we can get in touch with the girls again. That 10 minutes in Whitehorse was the only time we have had coverage since leaving North Pole, AK.
We are staying at the Montana Service and RV Park which is a combination gas station, convenience store, restaurant, and RV Park. We do have full hookups with 30 amps though the spaces are nothng more than spots in a gravel parking lot - very Alaskaesque!! Becoming more important with the loss of cell service, they have WiFI. After arriving we went back up the road a couple of miles to the Caribou Crossing complex. They have a wildlife museum which has some very nice specimens of the Yukon wildlife both current and prehistoric. The complex also gives ATV rides through the Carcross Desert; dog teams to demonstrate the dog sled activities; and panning for gold. We didn't do anything but the museum since we had already panned for gold, seen real dog sled teams and had already taken pictures of the desert!
Since it was Doris' birthday today I took her out to the best restaurant in Carcross. It happens to be the only one - the one here at Montana Services. She had one of her favorites - liver & onions (except they forgot the onions!) but she said it was really good anyway. I think it has just been so long since she's had it that she forgot what it is supposed to taste like! She also wondered if it was beef liver or moose or buffalo. We did see a dead moose alonside the road on the way here today - but she didn't ask - better to not know. I had a BLT and it was good!
Tomorrow we make a side trip to Skagway, AK. It will be our last day in Alaska....this year!