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July 29th 2013
Published: July 29th 2013
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The Yukon River Ferry
leisel here moms cleaning an inch of dust off everything in the bus and dads outside cleaning the car i couldn't wait for mom to catch up to tell y'all what happened today mom will catch you up on white horse and dawson city tomorrow she hopes i knew the day was different when they didn't attach the car and mom took me and chained me to the seat again we went past the little city and right to the edge of the water they were putting rvs and cars on a little bitty boat they called a ferry and floating them across the yukon i was scared to death mom and i went first connie was on our boat and dad and jim and spot in the buses one minute a lady is talking to me and the next I'm floating down the river when we got to the other side mom ran out with two cameras and started taking pictures of dad on the other side and getting on the boat they put dad and jim on the same boat and sure enough they came to our side and road right up on the dirt i couldn't believe my eyes we followed them for awhile and then hooked up and started the drive i heard them talking about top of the world highway how much further up can we go there were no lines no rails barely enough room for two cars to pass each other dad would stop and let people pass us from the other direction hills were as far as the eye could see sometimes on both sides like we were on a tight rope then the bumping and pounding started we went up and down back and forth and around it took us 2 hours to go 65 miles and then there we were on top of the world one mile later and we crossed the border back in the good ol us of a another photo op we thought we had seen the worst of it but no the road was worse we could barely see the car in the camera mom talked about the hairpins and pot holes and dad about the washboard and soft shoulders we went around one turn and there it was a caribou ran the creek beside us for about a half mile all in all 5 hours to
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Me looking out on the ferry
go 108 miles but the most breathtaking views we've ever seen we are in chicken ak now they went panning for gold and found a few flakes and took a gold dredge tour i slept today wore me out


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Dad and Jim on the ferry
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View from the top of the world
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Canada/USA border in Alaska US Poker Creek station
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The view of the car in the rear view camera on the USA side
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Where in the world is Leisel Top of the world Alaska
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tracking Caribou rv style
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Chicken AK
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Gold dredger
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A view of a map to keep track of our progress
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Top of the World
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Welcome to Alaska
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The road to Chicken
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The dust in the bed room!!!
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Before
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Panning for gold


29th July 2013

Seen any Eagel feathers on the ground? Sounds like ya are having a great time. Drive safe and we miss you here in Lago Vista, TX.
29th July 2013

great blod leisel That was a rought 108mi That ferry sure was what not what we are use to. Great pic Drive safe
30th July 2013

dust & gold
Keep the dust and bring home the gold. hahahaha Love you two
30th July 2013

to leisel
Hi leisel Thank you for the update. We're so glad you guys are having such a fantastic adventure. Love your pic on top of the world. Love Saleen and Buster
2nd August 2013
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Ferry
Can't believe it's so small!!

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