Cars and animals on the Alcan:
(Preamble: I am okay, just climbing out of some tough circumstances involving people close to us.)
Some thoughts for today: (Some pics from the net)
Sherry & I have traveled a lot, most of our trips have been reasonable. We are conservative and basically ‘travel cheap’ compared to flying and staying in 5 star hotels.
Sherry’s dream trip was to Hawaii. And yes we did have to fly and she is not a fan of flying. We had a great time.
Sherry left me home and took a trip to the Holy Land, that was also a dream of hers.
My dream trip was to drive to Alaska. That meant the Alcan Highway. My sister (Kat) and Brother in law (Dick) at the time were RV’ers. They wanted to go also.
A bad shot of Salmon fishermen. We caught and cooked Salmon, it was delicious.
You cannot imagine the beauty of the Canadian Rockies and Lakes. I think we left the ALCAN at Whitehorse in the Yukon and headed for Dawson City, then crossing the Yukon River and on to the ‘Top of the World Highway.’
The Alaska Highway, also known as the Alaskan Highway or the Alcan Highway, is the 2,224 Km/1382 mile road that connects Dawson Creek, BC in Canada to Delta Junction, Alaska.. The length of the Top of the World Highway itself is 175 miles/281 Km and connects Dawson City, Yukon back to the Alaska Highway near Tok Alaska.
I did pan for gold in Dawson Creek and did get some flakes.
I just wanted to point out a highlight of our lives. It was a fantastic trip, We left in May and returned in August. A long rewarding drive.
PS: Sorry to give the impression of Gloom and doom the last few posts. I can remember brighter days and know some will be seen later...