Howard Johnson Fort Saint John
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When leaving Alaska we took the appropriately named "Top of the World" back into Canada.
The border crossing was like the last time, quite friendly and quick. The highway runs ovr mountains with some beautiful views into the valleys below. The last part of the road is across the Yukon River - there being no bridge at this point, the only way across is by a free ferry crossing.
Dawson City - once the Las Vegas of Canada ...
... empty logging trucks or carrying strange loads of mining equipment. All along the road there are signs that show who owns the gas and they are just like blocks of land with a private road off the main road. They have a bit of pipework coming out of the ground or an oil pump but nothing much else.
We followed the mountains for quite some time and there were some really steep parts. I think we were on top of the world for a bit. Jenny was doing well getting the van ...
... up camp in record time I headed off to find the hot springs. The hot springs were very hot and just great, with crystal clear water and small pebbles on the bottom. On the return back on the boardwalk I saw what at first I thought was a huge horse, but it turned out to be a moose...sorry no photo..Apparently they are a huge problem in Alaska causing motor-vehicle crashes, there sheer size would cause catastrophic damage to anything that happened to hit ...
... mine and I really didn't know his name at all (there are so many people up here it's hard to keep track!). But my eyes shifted to his coveralls. His name was stitched onto them in a handwritten font. 'Dylan.' So I said "you're name is Dylan right?" And he said "oh you wouldn't be looking on the sign in sheet would you now?" That's where I would typically find his name written but luckily for me it was in clear sight on this coveralls. I sarcastically said ...
... up on their offer for me to come work for them. So far I am very pleased with the company! I booked a flight as soon as I could to get on up to Fort Saint John and start working. I arrived Sunday evening and took a taxi to the staff house, which I will mention cost double the amount that it would have cost me in Penticton. The house was empty when I introduced myself to my new home away from home. Erin, one of my bosses, got to the house soon after. She is super ...