Hello, my dear travelers!
I am very sorry for not posting in quite some time. It has been the most hectic time these past months. So much has happened, so it has been hard to set my mind and decide what to tell you guys. I suppose I’ll start from the beginning, yeah? 😉
We made it through British Columbia, the Yukon Territories, and to Alaska!
But oh! The journey up to Alaska was an unbelievable, magical experience.
We camped at beautiful free campsites along the way, and passed several travelers, met two girl hitch-hikers from Montreal.
Our truck’s serpentine belt fell off in the engine from a melted pulley…. Yeah, no power steering for a minute! Luckily, two nice Canadian couples (Note: all of the people that stopped to help us were Canadian. All the cars with US states license plates never stopped. Figure that one, aye!) and one of the husbands was a mechanic, so he and another husband got us all fixed up within 2 hours! No AAA, no tow truck! It was a miracle!
While we drove about 2,000 miles from the Idaho Border to the Alaska Border, our minds were beyond blown the whole drive to Alaska. We have found that, in all of the places we’ve been to in America, nothing is more exquisite than the Canadian Rockies and The Yukon in North America. The North is wild, free, and strong; serene.
An abundance of wild animals, too! From mountain goats to black bears and grizzly bears ( several bears) to foxes and eagles, bison and moose, even a reindeer or two! You will be able to see all of these just on the side of the road (We almost hit a moose one night. The thing was as big as our truck!). Trust me, if you haven’t seen much wildlife before, you will here!
British Columbia and Yukon features many interesting, old churches and totem poles were seen many times, as well. Did you know that the natives would sometimes use fish eggs, often salmon eggs, as a coloring on totem poles? They also used beaver teeth as a carving tool!
On the way to Whitehorse, Yukon Territories, there is a little jewel called Destruction Bay…
I can honestly say, now that I’ve experienced this lesson twice, it really is about the journey, not the destination!
Stay tuned, lovelies