We are heading home?? What?? There is so much more to see. We ducks do not want to go home yet. Our moms say, don’t worry. We will stop often on the way home to see different things than last year. And a few of our favorites that we want to experience again. OK. Leaving Chena Hot Springs, our first stop is Salcha, Alaska at The Knotty Shop.
This is a great store, featuring items made in Alaska. The name, Knotty Shop, comes from the knots or bumps (burls) on the trees. Last year we stopped here so you can read more about it in older posts. This year we purchased some clothing, t-shirts, sweats, and socks. Also another Ulu knife. A hand carved wooden basket, jewelry, Alaskan made jam and, of course, ice cream cones. Lots of time shopping, so we spent the night at Alaska Steakhouse and Motel in Delta Junction, Alaska.
At Delta we officially began driving on the Alaska Highway.
Beautiful scenery as we head toward the Canadian Yukon Territory. We stopped at roadside rest areas often.
Stopped to appreciate the breathtaking views. Also, Chloe likes to get out of the car and do a little exploring. So do the humans. While driving, as we completed a curve in the road we startled a black bear and he ran down a path into the woods. He was so cute to watch. Of course, too fast to get a photo. We arrived in Tok, Alaska, the last Alaskan town on the Alaska Highway.
Our first stop was the Burnt Paw. This is a great gift shop, a snack area, motel with cabins, and source of eqipment for dog sleds.
Isn’t this a great dog sled at the store entrance? More shopping. Souvenirs, gifts and treats for Chloe. Next stop in Tok was Fast Eddies.
We stopped for food and it was delicious. Since it was Mother’s Day, Fast Eddies was treating mothers to free dessert cupcakes.
We had Red Velvet and Lemon Meringue cupcakes. Very tasty and we enjoyed them. Thanks Fast Eddie! Continuing toward the Yukon, we crossed the Tanana River a few times.
We like this river. You may remember last June we rode on the Tanana River while on Riverboat Discovery in Fairbanks. We have arrived in the Yukon.
We cleared US and Canadian customs. We stayed in Beaver Creek in the Yukon. Beaver Creek RV and Motel was our home for the night. Camping is a very popular way to travel but we prefer to stay in hotels. At the campground we did enjoy these carved statues of early pioneers.
The Visitor’s Center is across the street.
The lady there was very friendly. She even invited Chloe, Soapy Smith Duck’s dog, to come inside. She likes dogs and told us about her sled dogs. She told us much about Beaver Creek now and about Beaver Creek in the past. Very interesting. She suggested we stop at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Isn’t it a quaint little church? This church was built around a quonset hut left over from the days of the Alaska Highway construction. Please take a little time to explore any town you visit. We always find some interesting and unexpected things.
I love the idea of free cupcakes!
The delicious cupcakes were a wonderful surprise at the end of our meal. Made our day!
What a cute little church!
And we loved the idea of using the quonset hut left from highway construction.