Happy Birthday Don Sunday June 13, 2010

June 13, 2010 - 6:47 pm 2 Comments

First of all let’s wish Don, our traveling buddy, a happy birthday. I won’t say how old he is, but let me say he looks really good for his age. His age is close to that famous Route 66. We’ve known him since he was a young buck of 27, starting his career at Procter and Gamble.

We had so much fun at Laird Hot Springs. Those springs are natural and boy were they hot. But it was really nice and the provential park next to the hot springs was such a nice park. It reminded me of the parks in the Smokey Mountains. Very shaded and quiet, since there are no utilities available. So for supper last night we had scrambled eggs, bacon, grits, and hot coffee. It was cool and damp so that was a perfect supper for us. We read our books by lantern light (thanks, Allan and Cat) and went to bed early. The night was quiet.

Well we paid $6/gallon for diesel today. Seems the farther we get into the wilderness, the higher the gas prices. Whatever. The Alaska Highway weaves between British Columbia and the Yukon today before we settle into the Yukon tomorrow. The scenery is so pretty — the photos just don’t do it justice.

We were in several construction delays. As Werner always says, there are two seasons out here: winter and construction. Allan and Ben, take a look at the roads we are on. Can you believe it? Dad is staying calm, though, because he knows it will get worse before it gets better. Sandie says we won’t believe the road to Chicken, Alaska.

We stopped at Watson Lake at lunch time to visit the famous Sign Post Forest. There are over 67,000 signs in the forest now, and we added one today. What a sight! We saw signs from every country and every state and everything in between. We stopped for diesel and also groceries. Greg found a 1.85 liter of Breyers ice cream and the cost was $11.99. You know he’s not going to get that ice cream.

It hailed on us although the temperature was 53 degrees. The wind chill was on down there though. We are running into the same folks over and over again at the different stops. Guess we are all on the same route going to Alaska. We see each other on the road, pass each other, and everyone blows the horn and waves.

We are spending the night in Swift River, Yukon territory. We have hookups so we are getting some wash done in the laundry and we have WiFi. We are really enjoying ourselves and feel good every day.

So glad you are all enjoying our web site and we really enjoy your comments.

Stay tuned. Bonnie

2 Responses to “Happy Birthday Don Sunday June 13, 2010”

  1. Cindy and Randy Says:

    Looks like you guys are having the most wonderful trip. I noticed you are on your way to Chicken……can’t wait for you to get to that little place and see the restrooms there. They are named the CHICKEN POOP. Love the amazing pictures. Stay safe and healthy and we look forward to your next post.

  2. Roland & Angela Says:

    We tried to call Don on his birthday, but guess he was too busy to answer or didn’t want to pay for the minutes.

    At any rate “Happy Birthday”. Sure wish we were there with you all. Not sure we’ll ever make it up there.

    Called Paul this morning and he gave us your blog site to track your adventures.


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