July 15, 2011 SKAGWAY TO WHITEHORSE Before leaving Skagway we had opportunity to do a little shopping (for souvenirs) and visit a few more points of interest around town. Our drive out of Skagway took us UP the long 9% grade that we came down on our way into town and across the border into Canada again. We were able to catch a few more interesting pictures of glacier fed lakes. The wildflowers along the roadside were also a beautiful sight. I kept looking for a photo opportunity with masses of wildflowers in the foreground and the mountains behind, but trees kept getting in the way! In Whitehorse the group was scheduled to attend the “Frantic Follies Vaudeville Revue” but we chose to skip that and have a quiet evening in our “home away from home”. Whitehorse sits down in the gully where the Yukon River flows and the Alaska Highway travels above the city on the bluff, where you can miss the city entirely.
Well, it's about time for another trip "Down Under". Sept 6 we leave for Australia and what Lorraine is billing as her "last trip home". This will be Dwain's fifth trip there to visit his in-laws and see that wonderfully beautiful and unique country. This is really our only big trip this year. An earlier trip in 2016 to Oregon was cut short by health problems. All that is well now and we are rarin' to go. We'll do our best to keep posting regular blogs and notes so you can enjoy our experiences and see the sights through Lorraine's photos.... full info