July 25 (continued)

July 25, 2012 (Continued)

Next door to the Whitehorse Library is the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre where there are exhibits of First Nation photos and artifacts.  At the exit and outdoors we come across the local people working on a beautiful totem pole carved from cedar.  Dick stops to visit with the head tool carver and learns a lot of history from him about his people.  He is an excellent craftsman and quite a story teller.

The airshow at the Whitehorse Airport is nothing short of spectacular.  For 3 hours, Dick & I sit on a rocky hill overlooking the tarmac.  We are entertained by exceptional aircraft.  Snowbirds, Otters, helicopters (search & rescue) C-141’s, parachute jumpers dropping from the sky with Canadian flags in their hands and numerous demonstrations.  For me, the best is the finale.  Two M-18’s roar through the sky and perform a vertical maneuver that is both frightening and thrilling.  My heart is beating as fast as a hummingbird’s wings. .

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