Today, we went to some very cool places, as in a museum, a dam and a historical boat. We started out today with me waking up late, but we still got going on time. First, we stopped at Miles Canyon in Whitehorse for a walk to find a cache. It was a bit scary because (1) it was very steep and usually either went right off the trail and into the water off a cliff, or a short woodland area separated from the cliff and river, and 2, a sign said the river had a very strong undertow and current.
Then we found some caches, and then went to Beringia Interpretive Centre, an ice age museum on the ancient animals of Beringia. When you walk in there is a giant woolly mammoth skeleton along with a Beringian lion skeleton and a giant sloth skeleton and a giant short-faced bear skeleton. That's a lot of skeletons! We watched a film and went through the small museum. The theatre film was the most informative thing about Beringia.
After that we did a little caching and then we ate lunch. Afterwards, we went to a brewery and took a tour, learned how
A Walk Through the Woods
It was a beautiful morning to be hiking in the woods, especially with views of the canyon.
beer was made, watched a bottle cleaning machine get jammed (not on purpose), almost got run over many times by carts of beer, and finally they gave Mom or Dad beer samples. I had a little taste of everything except for the vodka, with 20-23% alcohol content.
Then we didn't do any specifically important. We went to a dam to see fish that weren't there and went to a boat (the SS Klondike) that was not very impressive. ~~~ Mom's note: While we were on the ship, he seemed to like it just fine. We explored the freight deck, saw the wheel, looked at the crew cabins (that even had skylights) and compared the first class and second class dining areas. ~~~ We played hide and go seek tag and acorn war, and then I wrote this blog.
~~~ He failed to mention one of the better parts of the day, dinner at Klondike Rib & Salmon. We ate there the last time we were in Whitehorse, but I had read online it was closed. It wasn't! The three of us shared fish and chips, salmon skewers and ribs, as well as roasted veggies that were to die
for. It was so yummy! I'm so glad it was still open. ~~~
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