Friday, May 19, 2006

A-day +11 Watson Lake, YT to Whitehorse, YT

As we left Watson Lake today, I just had to have a picture of the sign post forest. It started back when the Alaska Highway was built in 1942 as a way to supply troops in Alaska during World War II. Soldiers posted distances to their home towns and it has grown into this amazing forest of signs left by people from all over the world.

This was the first day of what I consider typical north country weather--cold and drizzly. Even so, the landscape was beautiful. We think the winter was colder/snowier this year because there is so much snow still on the side of the highway. Many (most) lakes still are covered in ice. Last year, we didn't see this much snow. Whenever we stopped for breaks today, the air was chilly. Somewhere around 5 degrees Centigrade. (Children, see if your parents can change this to Farenheit by multiplying by 9/5 and adding 32).

Here we see Doug and Sue (Papa and Mimi) are leading the way through the mountains.

The mountains up closer.

Finally, today, I don't have the world's biggest anything, but you CAN see the Yukon's longest something.

This bridge crosses the river (name I've forgotten) into the Village of Teslin. This bridge is The Longest Bridge Span in the Yukon. Double click the picture and the bridge looks longer.

That's it for today, boys and girls. Off to eat halibut fish and chips for supper. Yummmmmmy! Posted by Picasa


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