Friday, August 31, 2012

ALASKA 2012 - DAYS 6 & 7

Okay, I know I haven't been online.  Here's why.  Wednesday we were scheduled to stay in Hyder, however he had not gotten a confirmation to his email registration.  Guess what?  No room.  In fact, no room in all of Hyder.  Just drive an hour up the road and you'll find a room.  Guess what?  No room.  Just drive another hour up the road and you'll find a room.  Guess what?  No room.  Just drive another hour up the road and you'll find a room.  Guess what?  No room.  But maybe the pub next door that has rooms above it has a room.  Ernie went in and asked.  Yup a room, with a single bed.  He must have looked extremely tired, because after all, it was 10:30 at night and we had been on the road since 7 am, because the lady said just a minute.  They had a room that they just have redone.  She said the TV doesn't work yet, but you can have the room if you want.  Yes, please.  Thank you very much.  Who cares about TV when you've been driving forever.  We only wanted a bed!  And it was a comfy one!

Then the next night, Thursday night, we were in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and while there was internet, my computer would not connect to it.  So, I just had a breakdown.  After no phone, no texting, no blogs, no facebook, and no news about Princess Abby, I just had a total breakdown.   Sometimes you just have to do it. 

Anyhow, here are a few random photos from the huge amount that I shot out of the dusty, rain splattered Prius windshield.

Lots of construction.
Lots of logging trucks.
A VW covered in flowers.  The towns up here have a lot of flowers.  With so much sunlight all summer, the flowers are beautiful.
In British Columbia before the pretty part of the road!
Lots of stop or slow signs.
Wet, foggy roads.
Here is the sign to mark Highway 37 where we head north, up the Cassier Highway.
The first one we saw.
Narrow wooden bridge bed.
A glacier on the road into Stewart and Hyder.
Lush, green mountains, with lots of waterfalls.  However, no sunshine!
We went to Fish Creek to see if there were any griz feeding on the salmon.  Found salmon, no griz.
The second one.
Long road.
The third one.  After this guy I quit snapping pictures as we lost count!
The next morning started out foggy with low handing clouds in the valley over the lake.
But the sun did come out.
We met a caravan of campers, probably a dozen at least.
You travel through many areas that have burned at some point in the past.
And soon you come to the Yukon.  We love the Yukon.
Heading west out of Nugget City, you see miles of names created out of light colored rocks dotting the dirt on the side of the road.
Apparently Will carried some red and blue spray paint with him!  These names go on for miles.
Yes, it is a long road.
See the foliage is beginning to change color?
She was a very friendly construction flagwoman!
It is a very, very long road!  I have some beautiful pictures from today's drive through the Yukon to Tok, Alaska, but I'll have to wait to post them until tomorrow.  We will be in Anchorage tomorrow night.


Kari said...

Wow! What an adventure! A VW covered in flowers?!

Sorry it was rough for a couple of days but soon you will be with Chris and Amy. Enjoy and hug them from me! ~Kari

Lena . . . said...

Wow - you guys are really hard core!! How often do you drive for many miles and not see another soul or a sign of civilization? LOVE traveling with you.