Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Last night we dragged them out for some of the night life in Dawson, an we had a great time at the casino and the local bars.
Check out their website to see their adventures:
We're excited to watch their adventures as they continue south!
One of the real delights of our trip so far has been meeting all of the cool and crazy people along the way. Yukon Dave in Whitehorse, Espen and Malin last night... And I still have to explain about Calgary Bob and Capt Mark, but that will be another post.
Who will we meet in Alaska??
all, it was a nicely graded gravel road, but the US side was a not very
well maintained dirt road. We were doing a good 60mph in Canada and had to
drop down to 30-40ish once we crossed the border checkpoint. Anyway, we
The other photo is at Chicken, AK where we stopped for a tasty lunch.
That's basically the entire town right there in the photo.
We're in Delta Junction right now gassing up and on our way to Fairbanks!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
walking around in Blackwater from RDR but there are cars instead of horses.
Ben and I have stopped into the restaurant in the Downtown Hotel and then
plan to visit the local saloons and the see the show at Diamond Tooth
Gertie's casino. Should be a very interesting night!
We also met some awesome neighbors tonight at our campsite. We'll talk
about them more later but they are doing our dream road trip - the
dredger in the north america... It was HUGE!! I can't imagine what it was
like when it was a rock eating and rock pooping monster.
And of course nothing I love better then abandoned vehicles in the middle
Tonight we will explore Dawson
of roadwork going on in the long gravel stretches. We waited here in the
middle of nowhere for about half an hour before the 'follow me' truck led
us down the road.
The plan for the rest of today is get in some fishing on our way to Dawson,
then roll into town to check out the crazy nightlife.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Yukon Brewing Company Ice Fog IPA - deep amber color, no hops smell or
taste at all, tasted like a stale Killian's red
(Yukon Brewing Co's slogan is 'Beer worth freezing for')
Alexander Keith's IPA - pale yellow, kind of smells like poop, again no
hops at all. Nothing Ale about it, its like Heinekin stopped caring.
Rickard's Red - probably the best we had, but not good. Way too sweet.
Kokanee (in the bottle) - A basic Canadian lager. It's actually good, and
delivers on what it advertises.
... Good thing we have Hale's Mongoose IPA from Seattle waiting for us at
Oh yeah... It's 11pm and totally light out. Sunset is no where in sight.
Its almost 8pm and its totally daylight out.
When we went to bed at the camp last night at 11:30 it was still totally
light out. It's crazy having these loooong days. I wouldn't want to be here
in the winter.
Forrest. There are a TON of signs here. Just by chance, we found a Poway
So the original plan was to drive north from here and camp at Ross River.
However, the drive today has been a bit longer then expected and we've been
told the drive there takes six hours or longer thru a rough and tumble
road. So now we are thinking we'll head west toward Whitehorse and find a
place to camp near there.
So far roadtrip animal totals are:
2 dead mooses
1 HUGE herd of buffalo!
Just to reassure everyone, we are totally safe and everything is going
Time to hit the road!
was smart and put the duct-taped cooler on top of the food bin. They got
ahold of Jeff's bathroom bag, ate the strap off then gave up.
Camping was good though. Got one bite at the lake, but then the fish wised
up to our game. We are back on the road and still killing stowaway
mosquitos. Next stop Fort Nelson for some gas.
Oh and thanks for the radar detector scott! Working like a charm.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
chainsaw sculptures. We had our first roadside bear sighting today!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
line of the marathon. Ben's friend Michele ran a half marathon, and she was
extra awesome and gave us a gas card for our trip! We celebrated with a
Seattle style cream cheese polish dog. Nom.
Next stop, WalMart in Marysville for some supplies, then to the Canadian