blocking out the scenery…. Wait they are the scenery.
Now for a brief rant
Last night a giant, California plated, 5th wheel parked beside me and immediately started their generator. Although it was annoying I continued knitting and figured no worries it will be off by quiet hours. No such luck they left it running all night long. The campground doesn’t have a host or anyone enforcing quiet hours. I guess the California’s in their giant 5th wheel needed to watch tv or use the microwave or whatever it is that people do in those monstrousities. Needless to say I didn’t sleep as soundly as I usually do with the engine running. The next morning when I was up at 6:45 they were packing up to leave. So I asked the lady if it was absolutely necessary to run the generator all night long and her reply was yes. I politely mentioned that it was quite annoying to those of us trying to sleep and that if they needed electricity so bad they should consider campgrounds with hook ups to which she replied ‘I’m sorry’. At least she felt bad for keeping me up. After they left and it was peace and quiet I went back to sleep for a few hours. Huuna also wanted on the bed (she usually sleeps on the dog bed on the floor and Rosie sleeps on the front bench.
Just before noon we were on the road back tracking south again. We gassed up in Teslin near the wooden cop car that slows tourists down.
We’d thought of having lunch in Teslin at the Yukon Motel as it was so good last time but I’d just eaten breakfast so we continued back tracking south. We stopped to stretch our legs.
And at the traffic light.
We arrived at the Watson Lake YG campground my last night in a Yukon Government campground. We paid our $12 and unhooked Dorny before driving in to town.
I’ve been collecting stamps in the Yukon passport. I started out doing it because it reminds me of Expo ’86, and was only doing it willy nilly so missed one at the cultural center in Teslin on the way North (but got it stamped today on the way south) and 2 when I was in Carcross. However when I realized that by collecting ‘X’ number of stamps you’d be entered in a draw to win gold, I got a little more serious about it.
I thought I was one away when I arrived at the tourism center in Watson Lake, turns out I was 2 away. So we drove the 13km out to the airport to visit our 20th location.
It was beautiful so the girls and I went for a walk.
It was then back to the tourist centre to enter both draws: 10 stamps 1oz of gold, 20 stamps 2oz of gold so fingers crossed.
We walked around the sign post village and found the same sign George posed with over 12 years ago.
Huuna got her picture taken
And so did I
The closest I found to home was Qualicum Beach, but I by no means read them all.
We had an excellent wrap for dinner across the street before heading back out of town to our campsite. I was thinking about a fire but it’s windy so we are hunkered down in the boler.
AM odometer 6464.8
PM odometer 6788.7
Wildlife sightings: 5 squirrels including the one Rosie had a staring match with here at the campsite. She is currently watching out the window for it.