Day 3 is here if you need to refresh your memory.
Monday morning husband contacted a few RV places. The first place couldn’t look at our trailer until Thursday, but he found another who said come by now. Off we went. Well actually, it wasn’t that simple because it’s a trailer. First you have to put all your shit away so it doesn’t fall all over the place and then re-connect to the truck. Eventually, “off we went”. We found the RV place and then proceeded to quiz the RV repair tech (who just caulked around the windows for us) about driving to Tuk and he said “don’t take a new trailer down the Dempster.” We asked if they stored trailers and they did. I think that’s called serendipity.
We then decided we were going to drive to Tuk – without the trailer (Plan E). We’d spend two nights in Dawson City, boot it up to Inuvik in one day, then to Tuk and back to Eagle Plains the next day and then back to Dawson City. Boom, easy (or so it seemed). Three hours on the phone later, I had finally booked all the rooms on all the desired dates in all the desired locations. We’d put Plan E into effect tomorrow. Now keep in mind that I had to call numerous hotels/motels/lodges in three different communities (Dawson City, Inuvik and Eagle Plains – equates to 3 x 6) to find ones that had availability. I wrote down all the names of the establishments in all the towns where we’d be staying (there was actually only one choice in Eagle Plains).
Now we needed to purchase food, but not too much. I noted that we had a loaf of bread (still the same 7 dollar loaf was with us) so just some pre-packaged Uncle Ben’s rice for variety and stuff to make sandwiches with my expensive bread.
With our remaining time, we visited the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, Yukon Transportation Museum, Miles Canyon, and I ate a box of some pretty amazing locally made chocolates as well as more arctic char.
Now onto a more sombre note. I didn’t even want to talk about this, but it happened while we were travelling and had an impact on our trip and lives. It was on this day, that husband learned via social media that two bodies had been found just before the Liard Hotsprings. This was surreal as that sort of stuff doesn’t happen up here. There weren’t a lot of details, but a young couple had been found dead. This was just horrible news.