Days Inn & Suites Yellowknife
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... and I have a pretty good backpacking strategy which involves rolling our clothes and stuffing them in ziplock bags, then taking the air out of the bags. Makes for some super wrinkled clothes, but nothing a hotel hair dryer can't fix (if the hotel has one - if not, then you're **** out of luck). Takes up a lot less room than just throwing your clothes in the backpack. What's also pretty funny is when I ask ...
... The other night I was rewarded with a superb showing of the Northern lights. Spectacular! We stayed out for three hours and it was chilly, but a hot chocolate and maple sugar cookie saved the day! Yesterday I went dog sledding, but I relented to being a passenger as it was too cold for me to grip the sled handles, even with my beaver skin mittens. The dogs are Alaskan Huskies, with short hair, very lean ...
... so not all of them have fish in them.
It was amazing being able to see the wonders of our Canadian landscapes from an aerial view. Clean air and clean water. We are so very fortunate. I heard the water are so clean that you can just dip a cup in and drink it! There certainly aren't that many places that you can say that.
Blachford Lake Lodge
Arriving at Blachford Lake Lodge
We landed at the dock in front of the lodge after a 25 min ...
... br> There were still time so I stopped by a local bookstore. It was interesting.
They have 3 bookcases worth of Northern Studies books, which talks mainly about native people, their languages and lives, but there were also some books on photography of the area.
They also have 1 bookcase dedicated to Religion and Philosophy. The funny thing is, they really should have just named it Christianity section instead. Of all the books on the bookcase, there ...
... After reading a bunch of reviews online, Whitehorse was the first to be eliminated, because many thought the locals weren't very friendly to the tourists. So it left Fairbanks and Yellowknife. I eventually chose Yellowknife mainly because of the total cost and wanting to keep the business domestic instead of in USA.
Today, I really felt like I made the right choice. I've chatted with a few locals and they were all super friendly. I met two locals in The Black Knight ...