I got twenty kilometres up the Klondike highway today and decided to push on to Dawson, then do a circuit by toad and tent in late June or early July when more things will be open. It’s been a pretty lonely winter and I just couldn’t wait to see my friends again! It was a long, hard haul as the trip from Whitehorse to Dawson always is, and the numerous frost heaves have left me terrified to open any of my cabinets!!!
As expected, everyone was shocked to see me pull in today and there were so many hugs all around! I washed the rig and then got squared away in what will probably be a temporary spot. I don’t care, it has sewer! 😀 And I can get online with my Telus key!
An invitation to go out for a drink came quickly from two of my French-speaking friends, so we headed over to Bombay Peggy’s, a cozy pub I never got around to visiting last summer! I savoured a Yukon Gold as we each three shared our story of our winter adventures. Oh my, how I missed French! I think I spoke it twice this winter and that’s it. 🙁 Reading books and watching movies wasn’t nearly enough; there’s something to be said for a good gab fest in your native tongue!
I’ve put on some laundry and will be heading over to the public showers since I have a ton of stuff packed in mine and there is debris scattered all over the dressing room floor. I’m too wiped to even start to sort it all out. At least, I’ve had a hot shower every night since Les played with my water heater in Prince George. The water heater is still misbehaving, but I can coax it into submission thanks to his adjustments. He and it must have had Words. 😀
I can’t believe that was just a few days ago and that a week ago this day I awoke in Nanaimo! I’ve done 3,400km in that time. I didn’t mean to go so quickly and I honestly wasn’t ‘rushing.’ I really savoured this drive, much more so than the one last fall, and I had fun driving the RV for the first time! It was an awesome trip and an equally awesome summer lies before me. I’m really going to be able to get back on track financially and maybe even get some painting done.
Everything on my journey from Campbell River went well with the minor hiccups of the fuse and the windshield hardly worth mentioning. I boondocked solidly except when I had a chance at free power and lacked for nothing; I had all the heat and hot water I wanted, and when there was cell service I got work done. I read a lot, cooked a bit, and really got a taste of what life with the new layout is going to be like (even if I missed my dishwasher!). This week my good life has had no shortage of good days and I am the happiest that I have been in a very, very, very long time.
And, so, a second Klondike summer begins!Share on Facebook