We have had a couple of interesting days, very much in the wilderness and beautiful scenery at every turn. Â We started the Alaska Highway and spent a night in the Liard Hot Springs Provential Park. Â We spent time in the hot springs, and we both agree they were HOT this year, hotter than our last visit. Â Actually there are two sections of the springs, and we had to move down stream from the hottest area. Â The camp has no services, so you are forced to spend quiet time reading and communing with nature. Â We bought some firewood and had a nice fire after dinner. Â It seemed an appropriate evening to have country ham, grits, and eggs for dinner, so that’s exactly what we had.
Our weather has been very cool with lows in the 40s and highs in the lower 60s. Â So far we only had a couple of partial rain days. Â But here’s something about the roads. Â After driving 44,000 miles on our rig with not one scratch on it, on Tuesday while driving through rain, dirt, and gravel, we got 3 pings on our windshield in one day!! Â Those pesky 18 wheelers drive like maniacs, and we generally try to get on the edge of the roadway when they come by, but this time it didn’t work. Â Three pings in one day!!! Â I will think of it as battle scars. Â LOL
Today we arrived in Whitehorse. Â We did some grocery shopping, and finally have decent WIFI so I can catch up on email and the blog. Â We are skipping Skagway by road this trip, and will drive to Haines, Alaska, which we visited by boat last trip. Â This trip we may visit Skagway by boat, and spend the weekend in Haines. Â Well now that sentence sounds confusing. Â You can only get to Haines and Skagway by road, but you cannot get from Haines to Skagway by road. Â Both roads are one way in, one way out. Â So last trip to Alaska, we drove to Skagway, and took a boat to Haines. Â This time, we are driving to Haines, and then we can decide if we want to do Skagway by boat.