That’s right. We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, two humans and one dog drove back to North Pole, Alaska. We were gone for over a month and had a great time. We needed to interview and choose a new realtor in North Pole, Alaska. We have mom’s brother’s house that needs to be sold, so we drove directly to North Pole. That is a town near Fairbanks, Alaska. Not much stopping on the way north, but we do have a few things to show you along the way. First photo stop was in Dawson Creek, Alaska.
This is the official beginning of the Alaska Highway, or the Alcan (Alaska Canadian highway.) Here we are at the official beginning. Nearby is an older sign post, covered with stickers from earlier travelers.
And we don’t want to forget the statue of the surveyor.
Surveyors were very important during the building of this highway. Soapy Smith Duck’s mom and Soapy’s dog, Chloe, are wandering around near the Visitor’s Center in Dawson Creek.
But we are a little concerned. Chloe, our traveling dog, is part pit bull, and Dawson Creek and other Canadian cities have restriction for pit bulls. We are not sure if part pit bull will be a problem, but we won’t stay long in towns with these restrictions. Chloe is in the blue Jeep and ready to go.
As we drove north, with the exception of the day we left Denver, we had snow every day. Some days just a little, and a couple days quite a snow storm took place. We spent one night here at Northern Rockies Lodge.
This is a beautiful log building on the scenic Muncho Lake.
The dining room looks through the trees and onto Muncho Lake.
Today, May 2, the lake is frozen.
We will return here in 2 1/2 weeks and we were amazed at the difference. But more about that later. On this road trip there are three of the Colorado Traveling Ducks. We are me, Zeb the Duck, Soapy Smith Duck and Eider Duck. Eider Duck lived most of his life in Alaska, so he was very eager to return for a visit. Closer to the lodge, Chloe and Soapy’s mom arrived up the path from the Muncho Lake. We didn’t drive very far today. We spent most of the morning and early afternoon enjoying walking around the lake and soaking in the wintery scenery. We love Northern Rockies Lodge.