NTA Day 24 & 25
On Monday we spent the morning visiting native Teslin exhibits and the interpretive center, a most interesting experience. In the afternoon we drove the remaining short distance to Whitehorse, arriving at about 4:00. We decide on the Hi Country RV Park. which is the closest to the city center. It's a nice park, although we were only able to get 20 amp electric service, which has its limitations. Fortunately, there has been no need for air conditioning in this part of the world. In fact, nights are fairly chilly. We drove downtown and bought a pizza to bring back for dinner (Boston Pizza - it was a good one), We decided that we would stay over, do laundry and catch some of the sights. On Tuesday, we drove into Whitehorse and visited some of the sights. The riverboat SS Klondike is on display high and dry on the banks of the Yukon for all to visit. There are several museums, including the Old Church Museum, once visited by Queen Elizabeth, the Yukon Transportation Museum, with planes and many other items, and the MacBride Museum, which capsulizes the history of the region. The MadBride collection includes the original cabin in which Sam McGee lived. Apparently, McGee lived his life out in typical fashion. Robert Service and Sam were business associates, and Service simply took Sam's name for the character in his poem. There's lots more to see in Whitehorse, which is home to almost three-quarters of the Yukon's entire population, but the mission is North to Alaska. We decided that we might stop there again on our return trip. Milepost 4445.
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