It occurs to me as I revisit our previous blog, City of Gold, I failed to introduce the topic. Just started in as if you and I had been talking together all evening about the topic. And why would we visit Dawson City, anyway? Partly this abruptness is borne of scarce connectivity over the past couple of weeks. I succumbed to a sense of urgency to get a blog posted, even if I couldn’t review and edit it.
Here are a few very short paragraphs to explain the back story for our post, City of Gold.
We are on a 63-day caravan in Yukon Territory, Alaska, and British Columbia with 76 people in 38 Airstream rv trailers and motorhomes. The people range in age from 60 years to more than 80 years, and represent most of the states, including Hawaii. Two couples are full-timers, living in their trailers year-round. Several of the couples have never been on a caravan, a few have been on as many as ten caravans. Their Airstreams were built between 1961 and 2011 and represent all sizes and configurations from 23′ trailers to 40′ motorhomes.
The caravan started in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada on July 12 and will disband in Prince George, British Columbia, Sep 12. We followed the historic Alaska Highway from the starting point in Dawson Creek, until we diverted to Dawson City YT. There we learned about the 1896 Yukon Gold Rush, crossed the Yukon River and followed the Taylor Highway to its starting point at the terminus of the Alaska Highway in Delta Junction, Alaska.
We are in day twenty (20) of this 63-day caravan. We have posted eight times in July about this caravan. You can easily scroll through all the caravan posts to-date by clicking here.
Our next post will briefly detail our day-trip to Skagway AK from Whitehorse YT. It was a wonderful train trip to Skagway and we returned to Whitehorse via tour bus.
Jim and Debbie
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