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July 3rd 2017
Published: July 8th 2017
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Happy 4th of July! ??

While I am starting this blog off by wishing you a happy 4th I have to back track a little. We left Whitehorse, YT Sunday after staying two days in the Walmart parking. We were told that the road after Whitehorse was not very good but how bad could it be right? We had the intention of traveling about 200 miles to the town of Destruction Bay and then going on to Tok, AK the next day. That way we could break up the trip if the road was bad. Well let's just say that the road was as bad, if not worse, than we expected plus it was raining the entire day. Not a hard rain but a steady drizzle. The good thing about this was it made it so that there was no dust on the gravel roads but the bad part was that it made it muddy. ? I don't know if any of you have experienced frost heaves but they are not fun and very hard to see. They try and mark them for you with bright orange flags on the side of the roads so when you see
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This is part of the gravel road. This one is flat. This is NOTHING! I couldn't take the time to take pictures of the bad parts as I was too busy try to watch Karlie and help Don maneuver the road. It was all hands on deck. It is unexplainable. ?
these flags you need to slow down. Well there were stretches of road were for as far as you could see there were orange flags all the way down! At some points we were only going 25 mph. It was crazy! It was Sunday and a holiday weekend so they weren't doing any road construction, but there were a few areas that were one lane where they were putting in new drainage culverts that we had to go around. These were huge gullies I will call them that we had to maneuver through. I was thinking we were going to need four wheel drive for goodness sakes! We finally made it to Destruction Bay (good name for what we just went through) and basically the town is out of business. Oh great! So needless to say we had to continue down the road another 200 miles to Tok! At least the weather got a little better and we made it to Alaska a day early. We got to the RV park and it is beautiful. Big, spacious and most of all it is empty. Thank you God! Due to our horrendous day we decided to have an extended stay here
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Very nice RV park.
to regroup ourselves and recover. We have been here since Sunday and will leave on Thursday for Fairbanks.

Today we enjoyed a true small town 4th of July parade. (The pictures prove it.) We washed the Coach and now it looks like it's old self. Cleaned up the inside and did some laundry. I think we are back on track and ready to get back at it. Now we can relax tomorrow and strategize before getting on the road Thursday. So nice to have cell, TV, and wifi again. ? Life is good!

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8th July 2017

Oh my!!!
So happy to hear from you guys!!! Reading your blog gives ME heart palpitations!!! Sounds crazy!!! There you are stuck and have to "motor" through..... wow. Poor Karlie!! She was probably like WTH mom!!! Needless to say your rig!!! Poor thing... glad you made it!!! Looks beautiful!! Love the parade!! So cool. Enjoy.... be careful with your "baby"..... she's gonna be all beat up.... ? Always, John and Allegra

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