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Watson Lake, The Yukon

Sunday, May 27, 2007

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I start the day with a quick walk around the park and the hotsprings. There are already a dozen or so people in the hotsprings!

Then we pack up (again) for the 130 mile drive to Watson Lake, The Yukon. Not too many stops or wildlife sightings today. We do see a stray buffalo every once in awhile.

By lunchtime we are at Watson Lake Downtown RV Park. There are a few RVers here already but in the next few hours the park will be filled with almost 75 other RVs—all of us headed to Alaska. The park is basically a gravel parking lot, but it has water, electric and cable TV....
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There are an amazing number of trailers and motorhomes heading to Alaska and we’re supposedly ahead of the summer rush. We all complain about the price of gas, but we keep paying for it and not changing our plans to make the great RV trip to Alaska.

Our first order of business is lunch, but next is a nice hot shower! The last 3 days of dry camping had wonderful scenery but we were running low on water. Unlike most of the national or state parks in the U.S., the BC provincial parks do not provide a place to fill up the RV with water. So no showers for us the last two days.

We relax a little and then walk over to the Watson Lake Sign Forest. They have thousands (current count is around 61,000) of signs posted by people for their home towns from all over the world. We couldn’t find one from Mechanicsburg, PA (our hometown) but we did find one for Harrisburg PA.
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Then a snack and a visit to the Northern Lights Center to see their show about the northern lights. They also have a movie about the planet Mars. The one on Mars is actually more interesting than the Yukon northern lights show.

Some dinner, some internet, some TV, etc and we call it a day

Posted by jengelman 13:41 Archived in Canada Tagged family_travel

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