Arriving late in Whitehorse, I insisted on returning to my benches on the Yukon River.
This is my favorite evening place in Whitehorse. And it is after 10:00 p.m. This is beautiful. In the morning we drive south, time to return to Colorado. This is a rest area we visited on the trip north.
There was a snow storm then. Nicer with some sun today. Continuing south we cross a Yukon River Bridge.
This is a really long bridge. One of the longest we have seen on the Alaska Highway. Another rest area appealed to us and to Chloe, our Colorado Traveling Dog.
We wandered through the trees and admired the lake. Chloe loved running and frolicking here. Watson Lake is a town in the southern Yukon Territory. We always stop here for food and a motel. A main attraction on the Alaska Highway is the Sign Post Forest.
We are fascinated with the thousands of signs here. It was accidentally started when a worker was injured while building the Alaska Highway. He was a little homesick for his home in Danville, Illinois. While recovering, he put up a sign for his hometown of Danville. Soon others added signs from their hometowns.
You can see there are thousands of signs here now.
It was impossible for mom to get a photo with all of them. So many, and in every direction.
We forget to make and bring a sign to add, but look under the second license plate from Wyoming.
The business card with a blue border is ours. It is for The Colorado Traveling Ducks. And there is more.
Under Soapy Smith Duck, you can see a business card for Arlington Medical Transcription. That is Soapy’s mom’s business. No big signs for us, but we did leave some cards to tell others we were here also. The Sign Post Forest is one of the major tourist stops on the Alaska Highway. Just fun to see signs from all over the world. If you go, maybe bring a sign to add to the forest.
Such an interesting place! We will leave a sign for sure if we go there:)
It is a fascinating place. Signs from all over the world
I have a friend who’s dad lives in Alaska and she took a picture with a sign from our hometown. I thought that was so cool that somebody put it all the way up there in Alaska!
Wow! I hope you get there to see the sign of your town.
I think my parents left a sign there a few years ago. I must ask them about it.
I hope they did. Then you will have to visit to see their sign and thousands more. Fun to see signs from all over the world.
I love all the signs!
They are really fun to see. And so many of them.