Our first grizzly bear sighting
Left at 7:15. Anxious to leave the Kluane RV Park. Sally remarked that there is glamping and there is camping, but this park was tramping... Electricity was all that was provided - except the view, which was spectacular. Who knew that phrases like "pull through sites with full hookups" and "sani-dump station"would be so meaningful to us????? Cousin Eddie from 'Christmas Vacation' comes to mind...
Stopped for breakfast at the Cozy Corner Motel and Café. Not far out of town we saw the beautiful Kluane Lake AND our first GRIZZLY bear!
Heading for Destruction Bay - an extremely violent storm destroyed buildings and much of the AK Highway building materials during the construction, hence the name. We have been warned about treacherous roads (frost heaves have caused sudden dips in the road) beyond DB. How apropos that Destruction Bay leads to destruction roads. 20 miles of dips and then another 10 over gravel washboards followed by more dips and yet more loose gravel for a total of 45 treacherous miles. We read that the AK Highway was completed in 1942, but they've yet to complete this stretch... We only saw a 2-man surveying team, one woman driving a roller,
Entering back in to USA. Had to hard-boil our eggs before we could go through.
and another in a pickup. No other workers trying to repair these roads. An 'end of roadwork' sign at the culmination, but nothing at the start to warn you. Tom said he'd never buy a used car here...
We lunched at Buckshot Betty's and had the daily special - delicious vegetable soup and grilled ham and cheese sandwiches.
Crossed into Alaska at 12:30 Alaskan time. Cruised into Tok, AK at 2:30. First stop gas, second stop liquor store, third stop Sourdough Campground. Happy hour is next!
Dinner at Fast Eddy's. A real restaurant!! Eureka! Great menu, extensive salad bar, personable waitress - Peyton! A lovely evening.
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