Dawson Peaks Resort near Teslin, YT to Watson Lake, YT
Miles Driven Today:
160 miles
Total Miles of Trip:  
1,306 miles
Hours on the Road:  
6:15 hours
Started At:  
10:15 am
Stopped for the Day:  
4:30 pm
    Last night, about 10:30pm, I noticed the sun setting on the trees across the lake from our cabin.  They were a band of gold.  Within seconds, the trees were dark and the mountain was aglow.  Then, it  went into shadow and, for the first time since we arrived in Alaska, it was dark.  Or, almost dark.

    We woke up to a beautiful sunrise and, after a good breakfast, we were on our way.  I failed to mention the excellent restaurant at the Dawson
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Runs great...
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      ....Drive it home.
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Day 24 - Saturday, July 17, 2010
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Sunrise at Dawson Peaks Resort, Teslin, Yukon Territory - Jul 1
We had scattered showers today but none  of them caused any pro
We got to add another animal to our wildlife list today.  This
We just can’t stop taking more pictures of the mountians and sc
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We took a little side trip onto a gravel road and found that it
These are the common but beautiful flowers called Fireweed that
Peaks Resort.  It was great to eat at a place with real food, not just burgers.  Last night, we decided to share a piece of their bumbleberry pie, a mixture of blackberries, rhubarb, and apple, served hot with ice cream.  We were fighting over the last few bites and ordered a second piece which found us scraping the plate.  Some of you may have heard of this before but we had not until we got up here.  Yumm!

    It was a perfect day for driving the Model T.  The car drove well although we did have another driver motion us over around noon.  He said that our back left wheel  was wobbling.  Now, when you drive a Model T, you know that the narrow tires look wobbly compared to a modern car.  But you can't afford to ignore a warning either.  So we went on until we could get completely off the road and Ben "spun" the tire to check it.  We decided that it wasn't wobbling to an abnormal degree and went on our way without any trouble.

    With the exception of a few scattered showers, we drove in sun the entire day.  We sat on my blanket, I unzipped my jacket.  It was wonderful to walk around here (Watson Lake, where we are spending the night) in just regular clothes, without being cold.  I hear from some of you wishing we could send the cold to you because of the heat where you are, and I wish I could.  

    The Alcan is a two-lane highway, stretching like a ribbon for nearly 1,400 miles, and it is lined on either side with trees for as far as you can see, then those trees climb up the side of a mountain until they reach the tree line.  They rise and fall in step with the ravines and rises between us and the mountains, with lakes and rivers dotting through them.  The reason they are hard to photograph is the reason they are so beautiful - they create a 360-degree, three-deminsional tapestry around us.  A photo shows a green wall.  But today, I think we got some good photos to let us share some of what we are seeing.

    We arrived in Watson Lake around 4:30 this afternoon, early enough to let Ben do some maintenance work on the car - oiling and greasing and whatever else it is that you guys do to the Model Ts to keep them running well and on the road.  We are staying at a place actually called "A Nice Motel" and it is very nice, even though it is attached to a gas station.  So we are safe and comfortable tonight and enjoying our adventure.

    We want to thank you once again for the encouraging and, frequently, funny email we are getting from some of you.  In the last day or two, we've heard from an American named George who is building a foundry in China, and a friend named Warwick Landry, in Australia.  Both are reading our reports on the web.  Isn't that amazing?  Our friends from home have written and people we don't even know have offered meals, a place to stay, and help with the car as we pass through their area.  We cannot tell you how much this means to us when we are up putting our posting together each night, to know that someone is reading it and enjoying our story. Keep those cards and letters coming in!