Yes, the Alcan Highway is rough and bouncy.
Yes, the mosquitoes are the size of hungry hummingbirds.
Yes, the weather changes more often than Lori Line on tour.
But the Yukon Territory and Alaska also contain some of the most stunningly majestic mountains and wondrously remote wilderness areas on earth. We’ve managed to see a grizzly bear and three moose (meese?) along the road so far and we’re only half way across Alaska’s interior.
We’ve taken a three hour river cruise aboard a real sternwheeler..gobbled down fresh salmon and halibut at the famous Fairbanks Salmon Bake and panned for gold at the El Dorado discovering for ourselves the excitement of seeing that “flash in the pan” of yellow gold: 24 dollars worth in our case.
We’ve gotten to know and enjoy the company of our fellow travelers and look forward to each days new experiences that are slipping by all too quickly.
I know there’s often nothing more boring than looking at someone else’s vacation pictures but am posting a few anyway.
Down to Anchorage and the 27 glacier tour before it all comes to a conclusion with an overnight flight back to reality Saturday night.
I’ve posted all our photos on Facebook.