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Aug 12, 2015 - Watson Lake YT – Watson Lake Government Campground

Came back to Watson Lake on our way back south because we had missed the Northern Lights Centre (that’s the way it’s spelled in Canada) and we really wanted to go there. They show movies on black holes and the northern lights. The theater was really cool. They show the movies on an “electric sky screen” (panoramic dome) that makes it appear as if you are laying on your back outside watching the sky and looking at black holes and the northern lights. Really cool! After watching the movie, we headed to the grocery store to get a few supplies...

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Retired at Last!

Aug 11, 2015 - day 9

The trip through the Rockies to Watson lake was nothing other than spectacular. The heights were dizzying and the down hills were scary. All in all though the scenery was great and we made OK time. Lots of road construction and we spent miles in convoys behind "follow me" vehicles. Debi finally saw some wild life--Rock Sheep, buffalo--and they roam in the road--and a black bear with 2 cubs. The Rock sheep were right on the road, some of the shots of the buffalo were when they were only 10 feet away on the other side of the road, and the...

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Jul 23, 2015 - Day 9 Liard hot Springs to Watson Lake

A short day today. Only covered 128 miles. Saw many Bison along the highway. Left British Columbia and entered the Yukon. Reached Watson Lake around 1pm probably known best for it “Sign Post Forrest” where people from all over have posted signs from their home town.

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Jul 17, 2015 - Watson Lake, Yk

We are in Watson Lake, YK home of the famous sign post forest. The drive up from Toad Lake was very nice and we even saw some wildlife. Saw a couple of herds of Bison and a black bear. Susan was happy. Lots of wilderness and beautiful lakes and rivers. I am sitting at the library in Watson Lake-- though their internet would be fast enough to post some pictures but so far not. We head tomorrow for Whitehorse, the largest "city" in the Yukon. 55,000 people. Then on to Dawson City, a gold rush town supposedly stuck in the 1890's--we'll see....

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Jul 15, 2015 - Jade City to Nugget City

Day 16 Wednesday, July 15 Distance for the day 122.4 km Distance remaining 1808.0 km of 3300 km Time in the saddle 5 hr 34 min Total riding time 69 hr 50 min Total meters climbed 1020 m Total meters climbed 12987 m Jade City does not show up on the maps used by My Trip Journal. But it is a stopping place; there is no place else close by. And Jade City allows free overnight parking for RVs and other travellers. Which means our night times dreams kept getting interrupted. And on the map in the My Trip Journal menu,it shows Watson Lake as...

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Jul 2, 2015 - Downtown RV Park

We drove 319 miles to catch up with the group. To catch-up we had to skip Muncho Lake, BC. Muncho Lake was suppose to be a very photographic area. Watson Lake is the place of the sign posts. The group left a wooden sign which we all signed. We could not find the sign in the 6000+ signs.

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Alaska

Jul 2, 2015 - Watson Lake, Yukon

We finally made it to the Yukon! The wildflowers in BC were as fabulous as the mountain scenery, and I hope the same is true here. The remote roads in Canada have been scary occasionally, but much better than the ones in Big Bend TX. We saw several black bears on the drive today, but so far no grizzlies, moose or caribou. Hope we see them tomorrow! Posted a few pix from prior days since we found 30 mins of WiFi tonight. On to Dawson City tomorrow for a few days.

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Jul 1, 2015 - Odds and Endsuntitled

We left off last time on the drive into Whitehorse, the capitol of the Yukon. The pop. is about 50k, which represents more than 60% of the total pop. of the province. They have a great vistorr center and the Beringia Center, which was very interesting and new to us. I wanted to play golf at 11 pm, but fell asleep at 10. Sunday, 6/29, we drove the long, often rocky road to Dawson City and we were thinking about the little things places, along the road, offer to intice travelers to stop. Several places offer the Worlds Largest Cinabun". At...

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Alaska Trip 2015

Jun 27, 2015 - FT. Nelson, Watson Lake

We left Dawson City Wed, 6-26, to head north, stopping at FT. Nelson. Not much there exceptman old guy who has been collecting "stuff" for 60 years and now charges people to see it. He does have 20 really old cars which are fun to see. Thur. we drove to Watson Lake, Yukon, stopping at Liard River Hot Springs along the way. Was raining as we walked the 1/4 mile boardwalk to reach the Springs, which was really neat. Water was 104 to 126*. Needless to say everyone stayed in the cooler part for about 30 minutes. The rain finally stopped. They...

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Alaska Trip 2015

Jun 20, 2015 - Watson Lake, Yukon

7:10 AM we departed from the park. Stopped along the road at Coal Creek and ate a delicious and filling breakfast. More animals are seen the farther north we drive. Reached the Yukon and stopped briefly at Watson Lake Information Center. I took some pics of the sign posts from just about any place in the world. And no, I didn't take one from Hickman. Arrived at the Little Nugget RV Park at approximately 1 PM and washed the RV and tow vehicle before setting up for a night's stay. We drove 140 miles.

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Perkins Alaska Trip

Jun 11, 2015 - Jasper, AB to Watson Lake, YT

Sunday, May 31, 2015 Jasper National Park, Alberta Canada (through Hinton, Grand Prairie, Dawson Creek, BC) to Taylor, British Columbia Canada Stopped at Peace Island Park Campground Miles driven today: 364, cumulative: 1761 Animals: deer 3, elk 2 Someone was very creative naming places on today’s drive: • Outside Jasper there was a Windswept B&B • In William Switzer Provincial Park we saw signs for Kelley’s Bathtub and Graveyard Lake • Between Grande Cache and Grande Prarie there was Hammerhead Road Today we made it to Mile 0 of the...

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Jun 11, 2015 - In the sign forest

For those of you who have not been to this area, the sign forest is a place where everyone leaves a sign on a post. It was started in 1942 when a lonely soldier working on the Alaskan Highway put up a sign indicating mileage to his home in the Midwest. Well it caught on to the tourists who travel this route and everyone leaves a sign of some sort. I'll have a picture of it in my next post. We will leave Watson Lake tomorrow (Friday) and work our way over to Skagway, Alaska where will probably spend a week or so. More from there...

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