Saturday, June 11, 2011

Klondike Highway to Dawson City

Enormous Cinnamon Roll
Five Finger Rapids Photo Stop
Our morning started too early.  Luggage had to be outside our doors by 6:45am.  We had to be ready to leave by 8:15am.  Our drive was about 9 hours which included all of our stops.  I was dreading the drive because of how long it was going to be.  Thankfully it went pretty fast.  We stopped at Braeburn Lodge (I think that was the name of it) for a "coffee" break.  We didn't get any coffee.  They are known for their enormous cinnamon rolls so we had to get one.  They are apparently baked in a 9x9 inch pan.  It was pretty good but of course we could not finish it.  We made another stop before lunch to take pictures.  Then we had a few other stops after lunch and a few videos they showed also.  I was so tired I fell asleep during the last video.

The views were amazing on our long bus ride.  The only wildlife we saw was a moose but I was able to quickly snap a pretty decent picture of him.

We finally arrived in Dawson City around 5pm.  It's such a cute town.  They have boardwalk type sidewalks.  We went to Diamond Tooth Gertie's tonight which is a little casino and they had a show as well.  Some people sang and danced and we watched and laughed.

It's almost 10pm and it's still light outside.  It feels like it's about 6pm instead of 10pm.  The weather is beautiful.  It's chilly enough to need a sweater but not too cold!

I will say that everything so far has been pretty planned out and very hassle free.  We haven't really had to worry about anything as far as not knowing where to go at what time, etc.  Whoever has done the HAL scheduling on these cruise tours did a very nice job.

Tomorrow we are planning to rest and take it easy.  We are both very tired and we need to rest up a bit before traveling to our next location.  We are in Dawson city tomorrow for the day and then staying the night.  Then we are moving on to Tok, AK the next day.  They changed up our itinerary a bit due to some construction or unsafe highways or something.  So, I'm still hoping we get to stop in Chicken, AK like originally planned.

Only a few more days in the Yukon Territory, then we move on to Alaska....wooohoooo!!!

1 comment:

  1. Did that big cinnamon roll cause the growth of antlers? DAD