After dinner last night Jon and I decided to browse through the gift shop at the Yukon Motel in Teslin. Lots of neat carvings and the usual assortment of T-shirts.
In the back was a gallery of life sized stuff animals. Bears, Cats, a Moose being attacked by 3 Wolves, a Polar Bear, a couple of Grizzlies at the stream.
All done VERY well. They looked as realistic as possible.
On the way out to pay for my shirt, I apologized for interupting the girl's dinner. She said it was a 75cm Pike that she had caught off of the pier across the street.
She was pretty proud of her catch especially for catching it from the pier. Her grandmother has a special cracker breading she uses when she fries it up. Looked yummy.
Again our blackout curtains weren't, so we slept in the light most of the night. Not our best room, but not the worst.
We got started around 6:30 again this morning. We had fairly easy going for the first hour or two, the pavement was whole and everything had lines on it.
We stopped for breakfast and got gas at about 60 miles. Neat little place, but we were afraid the mosquito's inside were going to finish us off before our breakfast came.
Great toast from homemade bread, eggs and homemade hashbrowns.
There was one stretch along the way that was nearly 7 miles of 2 inch deep gravel. We were choking on the dust from the pilot truck.
Later on there were stretches with several patched spots with fresh gravel. You just have to slow way down plow through them.
The patches are only about 12 feet long so you're in and out. Problem is there might be 20 of them spaced at about 50 or 100 foot intervals.
A lot of the time there are spots of loose gravel that don't look any different from the normal pavement. Those are the scary ones.
You learn to look for dust clouds behind on-coming traffic for the gravely spots.
We got to see more wild life today along Lake Muncho. Twice we saw a Bison just meandering along side the road, one was crossing a bridge.
There was also a herd of goats in the road and a young moose. Pretty cool.
363 miles today. Back at the Toad River Lodge. We had to take 2 rooms tonight because of a large party that had everything reserved.
I took the Cabin and Jon got a tiny room next to the restaurant.
The cabin alone would have been ok, it has a full kithchen, a bedroom and a Futon which I could slept on.
Jon was already settled in before I got a look at the cabin so he chose to stay in his room.
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