Yukon Territory

July 19, 2012

It is 8:45 AM and we are waiting in line at the sani-dump to rid our waste from the RV.  The Lakeshore RV Park is not one of my favorites as it is too close to the highway and not very serene.

Today we are driving to Whitehorse, which is the capital of the Yukon Territory since 1953.  The road offers views of lakes and rivers, but nothing like we’ve seen from British Columbia.

At John’s Auto Repair just south of Whitehorse, we find a mechanic who is too busy to check out our RV today, so we make an appointment for tomorrow morning. (Hopefully we won’t need a new transmission.)

We eat lunch in the downtown area and then check into the Hi Country RV Park.  We choose a nice spot and return to the town.  By the S.S. Klondike, a stern wheeler and now a National Historic Site, we watch a 20 minute film on riverboats, and then stroll along the boardwalk by the Yukon River.  The main part of town is filled with shops, restaurants, museums, and galleries.  There is even an airport nearby.  Also, something I haven’t seen for a while; KFC, and other fast food restaurants, Staples and a Wal-Mart.

Back at the campground; bad news!  Our RV now has no reverse whatsoever, so we change sites and Dick is able to pull forward.  Just in time as this place is filling up by the minute.

By now I’m becoming accustomed to “camping life.”  You don’t know how lucky you are until you have to walk to a bathroom and shower (used by thousands of other people) with toiletries and towel in hand.  Yes, I could use the RV’s facilities and I have, (other than the shower), but it is so cramped and I really like the extra space the campground offers.

I read that here in Whitehorse during the month of July, there is 19 hours of daylight.  Looks like a long night!  Dick converses with some other campers close by from Dawson City and a couple from Switzerland.  Since we have a T.V. in the van, we end the evening watching a DVD; “Antwone Fisher.”

We were able to talk to Susan on Skype tonight and will try to meet up with her and family in Skagway next week as it is one of the stops on her upcoming Alaska Cruise.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Elaine Rudin
    Jul 21, 2012 @ 05:04:27

    Joyce and Dick, You are real troopers!!! Good luck getting the RV fixed and enjoy your adventures. Elaine and Mort


  2. rb
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 05:02:48

    hadn’t thought about the shower in the RV being too small. I mean if it’s too small for Joyce, I wouldn’t have a prayer. sorry to hear about your friends death. 67 doesn’t seem old anymore. tranny sounds like it could be linkage. I’m sure I’ll find out in the next post. RB


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