Alaska 2014

NOTE:  When Sharon adds comments, they will be in {curly brackets}.  Comments added AFTER coming back to San Jose are in [square brackets].

 

Report 48. Day 48. Sat, June 21. Tok to Beaver Creek, Yukon, Canada

 

It's a little after eleven and we're still at the Tok RV Village. Sharon has proofed five reports. {Bob started sleeping on the couch and he's getting some much needed rest. I don't know what it is about coming up into the bedroom but he will start coughing and not be able to stop. I'm sleeping better with him on the couch too so we both feel better rested today.}

We rig up and head out for Beaver Creek, after hitting a store called The Three Bears, for some groceries. As we're checking out, I tell the checkout girl, "I really like the name of your store," and, get this, here's what she says, she says, "Uh huh." Too cool.

11:30 and we cross the Tanana River. I like to mention these river crossings as an exact geographical location and an exact time, in case I want to check it months from now. Or years.

A little rain is welcome. {I'm driving more to let Bob rest.}

Sometimes I can't understand what I've said into my audio recorder, and this is one of those. At two minutes past noon, I transcribed my comment as, "Often punch?" What the?

The roads have been really good going back home, at the same places they were terrible on the way up. Kudos to the road crews.

After driving all day, at 2:30 pm, we pass the Canada border station, customs and immigration.

We love the beaver lodges.

Eight minutes later, I transcribe another killer: "He's a freak." What'd I mean by that? And who? {I'm going to guess "Beaver Creek"}

We drive through the little village of Beaver Creek, and Sharon notes that it is the most westerly community in Canada.

And still another transcribing miracle: "Lovely eiders on the right." Hmmm.

A little bird flies across the road in front of us, right to left. It is going to slam into the side of an oncoming car, and it instantly does a u-turn, and he crosses just in front of us, making it to the roadside. Nice job.

About 3 pm, we get in a pilot car situation, where they just take a line of cars down a single lane of traffic, and we get a little bit of hail.

Forty-five minutes later, we check into the Discovery Yukon Lodgings, about 30 miles beyond Beaver Creek. We stayed here on the way up also. {This is the one with the owners from Ireland. Love their accents.}

Sharon gets a great shot of a Tree Swallow in the homemade tree hole the RV park built. Later I peek inside, and observe a single baby lying at the bottom of the nest hole.

This is Sharon's second shot, a second after the first shot. {The first shot I thought "how cute, someone has placed an artificial bird in the hole of that trunk". Then I see in the next shot that the "artificial Bird" has flown!}

Have a great night,
Bob and Sharon


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