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Days 49, 50 & 51 - Whitehorse, YT 

The mist was still hanging over the bridge over the Yukon River as we were preparing to leave Carmacks this morning.

Unfortunately, the only large animals we saw today were on road signs.

I stopped off at the Montague Roadhouse Historic Site. This is one of the roadhouses built along the Overland Trail from Whitehorse to Dawson City. Montague was built in 1915 and was used as a roadhouse until the 1950s.

Roadhouses were built every 20 to 30 miles. The stages stopped at two to three of these each day to swap horses and warm up. The kitchen and eating area were on the first floor and the bedrooms were on the 2nd floor. A meal cost $1.50 and a room $1.00.

A recommended stop was at the Braeburn Lodge. They are know for their big breakfasts and huge cinnamon buns. They are 8" in diameter and about 4" tall. Duh, I didn't get a picture of a cinnamon bun.

Here the owner is waiting on a customer. We had breakfast of 2 eggs, ham, home fries and it came with Texas Toast that was 1" thick.

The road travels along beautiful Fox Lake.

We just cannot get away from road construction up here. There were at least six stretches where we encountered gravel stretches.

After we arrived in Whitehorse and got settled into the Pioneer RV Park, we were told to go to the Whitehorse Information Center to sign the guestbook to get a Whitehorse pin and also a 4 day parking pass.

There is also a wonderful Yukon Information Center with Yukon travel info and a wonderful movie promoting the Yukon.

We stopped at the Fireweed Community Market, which is open on Thursdays from 3 PM to 8 PM duing the Summer. They have fresh produce, baked goods, canned goods, artists, food, etc.

Whitehorse has an electric trolley system that goes back and forth along the waterfront. The power comes from the generator cart, shown on the RH side of the trolley.

We stopped at the post office and saw these snow shovels outside. Either they are expecting snow soon, or nobody picked them up from last year.

What service the post office supplies; the posts in front of the post office have 120V plugs in them so you can plug in your engine heater when you go inside.

Tonight at six we were invited to a social where the staff provided heavy appetizers. We were asked to dress in red or green and when we arrived the staff was dressed in their Christmas best.

Santa had a few "kids" sit in his lap. Marty and "Santa" are enjoying a good joke.

Kathy got into the party mood by wearing both red and green.

As you can see, most of us were wearing red or green of some shade.

It was Linda Napier's birthday. Happy Birthday Linda!

Then it was time to dig into the appetizers. Not sure about everyone else, but this was dinner for us.

We have some very talented people on our caravan. Here Mary Stahl is showing off a nativity set that she hand carved and painted. They were beautiful.

Carol Hoyt had a collection of earings made by tatting thread. Each set was unique and beautifully done.

The last thing we had was a drawing for wrapped gifts. Clare seems happy with the red and white bowl she opened.

Nice Christmas plate Gary. I also like your sweat shirts. GO PACKERS!

Susan looks askance at the gift she opened.

On the other hand, Ann looks very pleased with her holiday plate.

Gary received a scrubber in the shape of a snow flake. He had all sorts of offers for him to try it on other people's coaches to remove the encrusted mud.

Ruth looks like she just won the lottery but doesn't want people to know about it. Nice plate Ruth!

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