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Aug 13, 2017 - Baby Nugget (doot doot) - Watson Lake

It was a quick trip over to Baby Nugget giving us the rest of the day to go back into Watson Lake and get Bill and Meredith's sign properly displayed! We were able to borrow a ladder from the RV park's host. Since we had been a few weeks prior it was no problem locating ours and Bill and Barb's signs. Unfortunately there wasn't any room on our pole, but 2 poles over there was the perfect spot of honor for Bill and Meredith's sign and it was attached securely enough to survive a hurricane lol. We enjoyed BBQ ribs at the RV Park's café and...

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Aug 9, 2017 - Where shall we stop today?

After walking Daisy one last time with her canine friends, we fueled up at the RV park’s diesel pumps (at a discounted good price for having stayed there). We left for the "unknown", perhaps a roadside pull off. This portion of the highway was familiar to us so there were no surprises traveling along Marsh Lake. We did not see any large pull outs in time to pull off, so I finally looked in the Milepost and found a campground listed coming up soon along the highway, stopping just short of Watson Lake at "Baby Nugget RV Park". It was a...

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Jun 26, 2017 - Watson Lake - Downtown RV Park

After getting an early start from Ft Nelson we arrived in Watson Lake...home of the world famous sign forest...early with plenty of time to get everything done and only stay one night before continuing on...I know its breaking an RV rule of staying 2 nights everywhere, but at least we acknowledged our error. Harry and Bill both got haircuts and they are looking GOOD.....the laundry was done.....fishing licenses for the Yukon territory were purchased and Harry and Jackie were able to find the signs that they had posted with Jackie's parents...

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Jun 8, 2017 - Watson Lake, Signpost Forest

This short drive to Watson Lake netted us the most animal sightings of all. Bears and Bison stand out at quite a distance and Larry calls out “Camera!” as he starts to slow down for our Kodak moment. The animals mostly ignore us, or barely look up as we pass. There are lots of “overnight dry camping” pull offs along this highway, and we saw a few campers on them. We did pull off on one of the rest stops to view the Liard River where bandits could watch both directions and rob the riverboats. We arrived in Watson Lake and camped at Downtown...

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Jun 7, 2017 - Yukon Territories - Watson Lake to Teslin/First Nations

Continuing along the highway we crossed over into the Yukon Territories from BC. The Northern Rockies continued to amaze us with their majesty. Watson Lake was the next stop on our itinerary. It's a tiny little town with a huge Signpost Forest. The forest was started by a GI during the building of the Alaska Highway and now holds more than 75,000 signs from visitors all over the world. It's hard to capture the breadth of it with photos, but we tried. The other feature of interest in Watson Lake is the Northern Lights Center, a planeterium...

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Alaska Or Bust 2017

Apr 29, 2017 - Watson Lake, to Whitehorse, YT

4-29-17 Watson Lake, YT to Whitehorse, YT Broke camp in 29 degree temperatures but it is clear and looking like a sunny day. Spence and I are getting good at getting on the road. We were rolling by 7AM (21783 miles). There is little traffic on the Alaska highway, there is also little gas. Saw many gas stations closed for various reasons. There were no places to get gas between Watson Lake and Teslin, they are 161 miles apart. If you are traveling the Alaska HWY, always get gas when you can. Just outside of Watson Lake near the Laird River,...

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Apr 28, 2017 - Over the Cassiar highway to Watson Lake, YT

4-28-17 Over the Cassiar highway to Watson Lake, YT As is our custom, Spence and I got up early, had breakfast and were rolling by 7:30AM (21418 miles). It was grey overcast and 35 degrees, but didn’t feel that cold. We traveled down a mostly untraveled highway and stopped for gas every time we saw an “gas bar”. In all we stopped for gas four times today. One stop was a bit eerie. We pulled into the gas pump and went into the restaurant, used the bathroom and looked for someone to help us. After looking around for about 10 minuets, we...

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Oct 16, 2016 - Watson Lake, YT

4-16-16 Beaver Creek to Watson Lake. Left Beaver Creek in the dark at 6:30AM. Snowed overnight, more than the dusting I hoped for. I was the only vehicle this morning out of Beaver Creek so there were no tracks to follow on the highway. I had to blaze some trails. Later in the day I saw plows and sand trucks. The roads were pretty slick in spots. I broke traction on a few hills in 2WD. Shifted into 4WD to solve the traction problem. Glad I wasn’t driving the Toyota or Winnebago in this weather. Because of the weather and road conditions,...

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Oct 2, 2016 - Week 25 9/26-10/2 Northern Lights! or Hot Springs!

Monday Worked on the inventory today with someone I hadn’t worked with before. He is the one who worked in our store when my regular co-worker and I were off. That is all we did, since the store was closed, which was nice. Tomorrow it will be open for the last time. Tuesday Well I found out that the store and museum will be open on Thursday the 29th. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Princess Kate, are touring Canada. While they are in Whitehorse and Carcross in the Yukon Territory, some members of their entourage are...

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OTR with M and R

Aug 24, 2016 - Whitehorse, YK to Nugget City YK

August 24, 2016 We have to drive 260 miles east on the AK Hwy today towards Watson Lake. As luck would have it we didn’t even stir until almost 8:00. We hustled and were on the road by 9:00. The weather is gorgeous! Lots of sun and 65 degrees. We crossed the Yukon on the Yukon River Bridge which was a blue erector set sort of construction. The Yukon flows nearly 2,000 miles north from the YK/BC border. We have yet to see any canoers or kayakers. We passed two good sized lakes: Marsh Lake (20 miles long) and Teslin Lake (86 miles long and 2...

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Aug 20, 2016 - Day 55 Watson Lake, BC

Day 55 Baby Nugget RV Park Rain all day driving. Sun came out as we pulled into RV park. Usual campground, large gravel,parking lot, but level. Sites were actually fairly wide and long. They did have a treed area, but we elected for the open area to get sun.,As we started down road to laundry the heavens opened up with a huge rainfall. Not easy to run with a load of laundry. Got sort of wet. Nothing else to note of today.

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Alaska...Again 2016

Aug 7, 2016 - Made it to Yukon

Jade City consisted of a store selling jade trinkets. There were a couple of large saws cutting slices of jade stone from a big boulder. That's it! Watson Lake is last stop before Whitehorse (civilization). Whitehorse has 27,000 people in it and all of Yukon has just 37,000!!!

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2016 Trip to Alaska

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