Thursday, August 19, 2010

Back In Canada

Tuesday we left North Pole and headed down the road not sure where we were going.  The original plan was to drive to Delta Junction for the night but that was only 90 miles away.  Delta Junction is where the Alaska Highway either ends or begins depending on which direction you’re headed.  Most people think it ends in Fairbanks but that’s not the case.  Since we were heading south it was the beginning of it for us.  We hadn’t driven this section of it because we turned off at Tok back in June and headed for Valdez.

We drove past Eielson Air Force Base and saw LOTS of jets.

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We also drove by the Knotty Shop where there were lots of burls on display but didn’t stop.  The giant mosquito was pretty cool.

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Then we arrived in Delta Junction and had to take a pic.

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We also had to stop and pick up some buffalo meat

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We continued on down the road and ended up in Tok where we spent the night.

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Today we left Tok and headed for the Canadian Border.  Again we weren’t sure where we were going.  We figured we’d just drive till we found a place.  There are a lot of RV parks along the highway here.  This was the worst stretch of road we’ve been on.  We came this way before but had forgotten how bad the road was.  All the other roads in Alaska are just fine but this one had LOTS of potholes and frost heaves.

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By the time we stopped in Destruction Bay we were COVERED in mud and dirt.  The RV park we’re staying in has only one other RV here.  The guy in the office said they really slow down in August.  Most people have already passed through on their way south.

Our dirty, dirty truck!

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The 5th wheel was disgusting too

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Made it back to Canada

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We have a tire on the 5th wheel that developed a slow leak most likely from that nasty stretch of road.  We’ll have it taken care of tomorrow in town.  We already got a recommendation from somebody in the RV office.  Hopefully it’ll be a quick fix and we can continue to Whitehorse.  We still have a long way to go to get to the lower 48.  We plan on going down through British Columbia and spending a few weeks doing that.

3 comments:

Happytrails said...

Incredible journey and sights. I can't imagine what that trip has been like.
It sure doesn't take long up there for the rig to become a mess.
You guys travel safe, enjoy along the way and take care.
Mike & Gerri

Shelli said...

I'm really sad that you're leaving AK! I've really enjoyed your blog since you were there. So much adventure and gorgeous scenery. I can't wait for you to come to CO, of course. I think you'll really like it here. I just hope the weather holds up for you. Then again, you're used to cold temps by now. ;)

JB said...

Welcome back to God's Country!!