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Jul 9, 2018 - Last Day in Yellowknife

Started out the day with a bad back and leg. After a hot pad, and then a hot shower felt a lot better. Went to town to the visitor center to renew our parking pass, free parking for visitors! Met Glenn and Barb there. They were also picking up the pass. They had gone for a walk as they aren't on their bikes today. Barb took a spill and hurt her wrist. Things come in 3 they say. She shouldn't have anymore accidents. (keep your fingers crossed). George and Margaret went out fishing with a local fisherman. He was going out to bring in his...

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Jul 8, 2018 - Journal, Eat & Eat

This morning was spent catching up with the Journal. And other email. This afternoon we went to the 'Dancing Moose' for lunch. Good food. All day breakfast could be had, so naturally I went for the 'pulled pork benny'.. Was too much. Have to start cutting down or i am going to look like a bowling ball by the time this adventure is over. Well I have to start cutting down tomorrow as we had a great evening meal, hosted by us! George cooked the moose roast that Heidi and Hak had given us. It was delicious! We enjoyed it along with boiled...

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Jul 7, 2018 - Lazy Day!

Slept in. A chilly morning. We went shopping this morning for groceries. Got to eat I guess! We had a small lunch. Margret & Barb went to the office to use the internet & played crib. This afternoon we all met at the cinema and watched Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom. After the movie Glenn bought us a drink at the NWT Brewery. Thanks Glenn. Margret & I BBQ'd a steak for supper. Along with asparagus. Almost finished a book I am reading. Getting lots of reading in. Time to turn in!

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Jul 6, 2018 - Site Change!

Time to move from one campsite to another. Decided to take the motor-home into town and gas up while we were moving. Also dumped the tanks. Finally got into our new site. Turns out it is not a bad site at all. It doesn't have a view of the lake, but it is a big site, no neighbours close by. But it is beside a highway, which isn't too busy and quiet at night. You can't see the highway due to trees. At 1pm we all met at Buffalo air for a tour. It was quite exciting as 4 of us were fans of the show when it was on TV.. I got to meet 'Mikey'...

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Jul 5, 2018 - Hak & Heidi

Went to the office for internet, too busy to concentrate so I will post these updates another day. Took a trip to the liquor store to get some refreshments. Glenn & Barb went along with us. Very friendly staff at the store. Had a late lunch. Hak & Heidi had invited all of us to their home for a 'snack' this evening. Told us not to eat supper before hand. The 'snacks' they had for us would have fed an army. Anyhow we had a good time, toured their beautiful home and his motor-home. Thanked them for their hospitality and stopped at Glenn &...

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Jul 4, 2018 - Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July to our American relatives and friends. Today was a special day in that we got to meet our son's friends. Hak & Heidi, their son Senad. We had a tour of their shop, 'Hak's Autobody' I have never seen such a spotless autobody shop like this one. With all the latest equipment. Nothing lacking. They take a lot of pride in their shop and work. No lack of business either. Later Hak took us to tour his 'boat' Sabrina! 48' Yacht, nice 'boat'. But when you live around this much water you probably will want a boat of some sort....

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Jul 3, 2018 - On to Yellowknife

11c this morning. Chilly. Left about 9 a.m. along with George and Margaret. We met up with Glenn & Barb at the shell station at Ft. Providence, $1.60/litre. The last 100kms before Yellowknife was a roller coaster of a ride. Frost heaves made havoc of the road. The going was slow along with construction every so often. It is a good thing we were aware of this forehand. We had everything battened down. If one was prone to sea sickness they would have had a hard time. Animal count on the way, 1 Bison on the highway, 7 Sandhill cranes, 1...

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Jul 12, 2016 - Day 16

Day 16 Fred Henne Territorial Park. Today we drove the Ingram Trail which is 42 miles long and ends... To go any further in the NWT you have to go by boat or plane. Took us 4 1/2 hour mostly due to construction. Stopped at Cameron Falls, hiked to falls and came back to truck for lunch...mosquitos. In afternoon went to Visitor Center for wifi and started on backlog of journal. Then stopped at NWT Brew Pub. Good porter. Spent almost $100 on 2 beers, an empty growler and 2 NWT Bre Pub glasses. Can't take it with you. Stopped by the Wild Cat...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Jul 10, 2016 - Day 14 Yellowknife, NWT

Day 14. Fred Henne Territorial Park. Nice hike in the AM, particularly with the topless female hikers.They seemed very comfortable with their lack of attire. Other than that, there was a lot of rock scrambling. Went to Visitor Center in PM, Wal Mart, and grocery. Grocery carts had 3 levels and the bottom one was sort of long. I bumped into a few people. Yellowknife got its name from the European settlers who noted that the natives had yellow knives (made of copper), thus the name. Forgot to mention.. the NWT is the only area in the world...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Jul 9, 2016 - Day 13Yellowknife

Day 12. Fred Henne Teritorial Park. Today we drove thru a wood bison sanctuary.they are supposed to be bigger and meaner than our buffalo. I was beginning to think it was alla myth to suck in tourists and all I'd see was bison signs and then we saw 1 and a little further another. We crossed the Deh Cho bridge over the McKenzie River. It is the longest bridge with no joints in the norther hemisphere. Completed in 2012 after 4 years. At the beginning of the Bison Samctuary there was a "Texas Gate" . In other words a cattle guard. We took a...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Jun 30, 2016 - Yellowknife 2

When I last journalized we were in Yellowknife. We went out to dinner at the NWT Brewery. There they have many different beers with strange names. I tried a Mosquito Repellant (doesn't work) 񏘉 Gord had Pine Sap. We passed on Oatmeal Porter, Kings Brew, Bug Brew and others along the same vein. The restaurant is renowned for its soups and burners so I tried the French onion soup. It was good but different with red wine and rosemary. Would never have thought of using rosemary in onion soup. Gord opted for seasonal a wild mushroom pizza. He...

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Yellowknife Bound

Jun 24, 2016 - Road to Yellowknife

Aboriginal Days have been celebrated while we were visiting Nahanni. All is over early. Wednesday we explore Fort Simpson visiting the little excellent museum in the Visitors Center. It has an excellent display on skinning and tanning a moose. It explains how the Natives make the hides soft, pliable and waterproof. It is not a quick process but slow and time consuming. We grab a coffee at the local popular gas station and head out to Yellowknife. Again we start out back the way we had come. Again we found the ferry on our side. It is just...

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Yellowknife Bound

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