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Whitehorse, Yukon

Sunday, June 3, 2007

semi-overcast 0 °F

We have cable TV for a change, so we watch the morning news and then the Hour of Power. It’s interesting to see the U.S. news covered by a Canadian station. The JFK airport terrorist incident was covered last night by a Seattle news station as a lead story and a big deal. The Canadian station this morning explains that it is not a major terrorist threat and the president was just using it as a way of getting the American public’s attention on something other than the other problems the country is facing, especially the economy. They report that the U.S. should have used it as a way to find out who was supplying the weapons and not arrested these minor players. Interesting.

We have a hard time deciding what to do today, but finally decide to take a hike along the Yukon River and then take a guided tour of the restored Yukon sternwheeler, the SS Klondike.

It's a nice hike across a suspension bridge and beside the Yukon River in the Miles Canyon. Nice scenery. The trail ends at Canyon City, a former town used during the Klondike goldrush. The town is now just an area by the river with some rusty tin cans and an information board.
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The tour of the SS Klondike is interesting – we are the only people on the tour so we get a personalized tour :-)
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It is nice outside, but we have laundry to do so we return to the campground to do laundry. We were hoping to use the wifi connection to update our travel blog and check emails, but the wifi has been down all day :-( So we decide to make a trip to Dairy Queen and then call it a day.

Posted by jengelman 13:52 Archived in Canada Tagged family_travel

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