Yesterday we drove and drove and drove...
and then we drove and drove and drove somemore.
Our goal yesterday was to get to Watson Lake, Yukon and stop for the night. 600 miles of good driving.
We drove through the Canadian Rockies.. it was beautiful. But it was VERY scary. That is some advanced driving if I have ever seen it. Hairpin turns, cliffs that have no gard rails, Canadian's who don't believe there is any such thing as speed limits... oh my it was crazy.
It rained.. and poured and rained... Most of the beautiful scenic pictures were clouded over by rain clouds and smoke from the wild fires in British Columbia and the Yukon.
So our progress got slower and slower as the rain got thicker and thicker.
But Hubs god bless him.. made it happen.
I saw a baby bear!! Tons of buffalo, some moosey's and some sheep. One cool thing is that we saw a movement on a bridge about 2 miles up ahead.. and guess what it was???
Wild horses! Holy moly!
We went by a place called Muncho Lake.. Seriously ya'll you need to google some pictures of this place.. the emerald green and blue water is just amazing..
Some peace in a hard drive.
So anyways we made it to Watson Lake at 10 pm. Come to find out of the 4 hotels that were open all will booked, 3 closed at 9 pm and the 24 hr one was so packed you couldn't get into the driveway.
There were tons of people sleeping in there cars on the parking lot.
So we decided to drive on.
We got about 20 miles when the rain and smoke was just too much. We found a rest area, where some of the cars we had been traveling with were parked.
Now... heres the thing.. I'm not too good to sleep in the car.. but our car was SO packed.. you couldn't move. You could barely sit comfortably let alone stretch out or rest in some kind of comfy fashion.
We slept for about 3 hours and drove on..
Got to Teslin YT hoping for some food.
We were sorryly mistaken. Everything was closed. Don't believe everything you see in the Milepost.
Then we thought "hey lets top off the tank" haha ... WRONG.. no gas.
We ran into that alot in Alberta, BC and Yukon.. theres a huge gas shortage apparently in Alberta.. so they are taking it from other places to supplement.
So I have been so impressed by the Yukon (NOT) that I decided to drop my pants and run down to the highway and pee right on it.
It sorta relieved some stress.
We are currently stopped in Whitehorse Yukon. Resting comfortably in nice beds.
I like Whitehorse.. kinda a funky, hippy oasis in the north. If I even had a desire to be Canadian.. I'd probably move here. It's a cool place.. but most people we have talked to here think we are crazy to move to Fairbanks, because they say the winters here are bad enough, they can't even imagine what they would be up north.
Not probably the most comforting thing that people from the YUKON are afraid to go through a winter in Alaska..
Anyways we are deciding weither or not to stay another day and chill out or move on..
I vote for move on. I am just ready to finish this last day of driving and get there.