Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tues, Aug 18: Whitehorse, Yukon Territoey, Canada

It is a beautiful morning with bright sunshine and big white fluffy clouds. We spend the morning doing some food prep to make things easier later and messing with the computers. Carolyn fixes a picnic lunch and we head out about noon.

The plan is to drive down the Klondike Highway a ways south toward Skayway. We won’t drive this section later in the trip. The road follows the famous White Pass and Yukon Route Railway down to Carcross. This section of the railroad has not see service for many years.

We stop at Kookatsoon Lake Provincial Park for lunch.
This is a pretty little day use park on the shores of a crystal clear lake with a nice swimming beach. Brrr....!. After the lunch break, we head down the road to the historic Robinson Road House.It is a short hike back in the woods across the tracks to the old timber "village", a roadhouse and saloon, several log and sod roofed cabins and out buildings, along side the railroad tracks. This roadhouse was in its hey day in the 1890s. It was a transfer station, train to wagon, for goods being transported on the railroad before it was completed into Whitehorse.

About 3PM, we head back to Whitehorse to get some more trout. Last night’s trout was great. We are in luck as they have three trout left and we buy two. They have not restocked the frozen potato section but dessert section is full, so we get two frozen pie crust for quiche to hold us over with easy meal prep till we get to Fairbanks, the next stop that will have full hooks available. Carolyn has decided she can’t live with out something at the craft store so we stop there and Dick also stops at a auto parts store for some more oil. There has been no oil leak in the Explorer since the oil burp but....we are 300 miles from no where!

We have an early dinner of steak tonight then go back to town for the Frantic Follies, a Gold Rush variety show. It is cute and something different but we don’t make it to bed before the sun tonight. Our stay in Whitehorse has been low keyed but nice. On up the Klondike Highway to Dawson City tomorrow.

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