Friday, May 27, 2011

Alaska Trip Day 12

Several people looked up the weather for the Top Of The World Highway and Dawson city.  It wasn’t looking good in a few days.  Everybody figured if we drove a little harder to Dawson City we could beat it. It was gonna be a 330 mile day for everybody. So here we go from Whitehorse to Dawson City..DSC_0002 DSC_0003

A cinnamon roll from Johnson’s Crossing ($8) and well worth it.DSC_0005 DSC_0008 DSC_0009 DSC_0010 DSC_0011 DSC_0012

Carol’s giving Marilyn and Larry instructions on how to eat the cinnamon roll.  Larry says he has done this before and doesn’t need any help.DSC_0013 DSC_0017 DSC_0020 DSC_0021 DSC_0022 DSC_0028 DSC_0031 DSC_0032 DSC_0035 DSC_0036 DSC_0038

And we arrive at the campground in Dawson City. $32 FHU 30 AMP TV, WiFi.  It was a real nice drive with a few bad spots nothing major.DSC_0042

Here’s several of us in this shot.DSC_0041 

The Yukon River and Dawson City hugs it’s shore line the other way.DSC_0043 DSC_0044

That’s our ferry behind the log rushing down river. We wanted to take the ferry with the car & check it out.DSC_0050 DSC_0060

Those two spots in the middle of the picture are Gary & Jean.  Don’t they make a great couple?DSC_0062

The Dawson people use a great variety of colors in painting their buildings/homes. Maybe because their tired of seeing white all winter!DSC_0064 DSC_0065


This is part of downtown. Very ahhh, very  ahhh, yea right.DSC_0066 DSC_0067 DSC_0068

Dome rock is a must place to go in Dawson City and it’s free. We drove up this road to the top of the world it seemed like. What views.DSC_0071 DSC_0076

Mary, Carol, Gary, Claudette and Jean.  I dared them to take one more step without screaming – no takers.DSC_0077

Our campground is behind the blue roof for what ever that is worth…DSC_0078

We got back to the campground about 9 PM or so and sat around and jaw jacked for awhile. Earlier we did find out from the locals that the Top Of The World Highway is in the best condition it’s been in for many years and another change in the future weather.  It’s now going to be outstanding weather. Today it got to 80 degrees here in Dawson. Tomorrow (Sat) we do some more sight seeing and the group will talk about the next few days plans for themselves – loosey goosey.

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