Today was the day when we started our 5,000+ miles in the truck from Alaska to Virginia. It was a sunny morning in Eagle River when we packed few last things into the truck, hopped in, and started driving. We had 690 miles of highway in front of us, and those miles flew by.
What a gorgeous day it was for driving! We had a great time, stopped every few hours to stretch our legs and let Tassu to sniff around. That little dog is such a great traveling companion. He was happily napping or looking at sceneries from the backseat. And of course making sure he got his share if we happened to munch any snacks.
From Eagle River we headed toward Glennallen, and Tok. We made it to Tok at lunch time, so stop at Fast Eddy’s was in order. The lunch was delicious: sandwiches, salad, soup…. And then 90 miles later we crossed the border, and were in Canada. Border crossing was, as always, a piece of cake. Some basic questions about where we are coming from and where we are going to, and we were good to go. After the border our trip continued to Whitehorse via Haines Junction. The roads after the border are bumpy. Very bumpy. Although I think they were better now than four years ago. However, even the truck got airborne a couple of times ….
We also saw some wildlife along the way: moose (of course, they are everywhere, all the time), a few caribou (and I was too slow to take pictures, and would have had only caribou butts to show), lots of swans, different kinds of ducks and bald eagles. And geesh, mosquitoes! There were quite a few big and mean ones about 50 miles from Whitehorse but they didn’t stop us from checking out an old bridge, collapsed log cabin and a little cemetery in the middle of nowhere.
Since it is getting late night in Whitehorse, and we have another long day ahead tomorrow, I will leave you with some pictures from today.