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Last Travel Day…

On Friday we had a bit of a sleep-in… re: we got up about 8:30-9am (to me this isn’t really a sleep in, but for others in the group it is a huge sleep in!) We headed into Haines to do some exploring… we stopped off at the visitors centre…then headed to the Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre. After we walked through the displays, we wandered past the Hammer Museum…which is one of the ONLY hammer museums in the USA.

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At the suggestion of the volunteer at the museum we headed out of town in the opposite direction of our campground from the night before to go to the Chilkat State Campground.  We decided to have a picnic inside of the camper because of the bugs! But then went outside to explore and take some photos… Haines to Haines Junction 4It was such a gorgeous day.  I was so happy that the mist was just hovering in spots, but we could see the peaks of the mountains.  Haines to Haines Junction 8

After several attempts of setting a timer and then getting into position we finally got a group photo! (it was a really rocky path to get from camera to people!) Haines to Haines Junction 9

Jen and I decided to do some ‘jumping’ photos…
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Jen decided to grab a stick to practice her flying skills… and so did I.
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All I can say is Glaciers are pretty awesome!… Haines to Haines Junction 20 Haines to Haines Junction 25

We headed back into Haines to find the Haines Brewery… It was in this old building that was part of the set that was built for the Disney Movie “White Fang” which was filmed in Haines! Haines to Haines Junction 31 Haines to Haines Junction 27

Some of the other buildings around this old movie set…most of them had shops in them! Kind of cool… I love the ATM machine building! Haines to Haines Junction 32

We got back on the road and stopped just outside of Haines for a little breather from the car…Haines to Haines Junction 37


So here’s a map I just found…it totally shows the route that we did the second week of our trip.  Just for people that like maps but don’t necessarily want to google them for themselves! Here you go… We did Whitehorse to Carcross to Skagway (via car) then Skagway to Haines (via ferry) then Haines to Haines Junction to Whitehorse (via car).
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There were stellar views from the truck on our trek today…

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Just a stop at Haines Hwy Summit….with our capes.
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…Jen decided to do a bit more flying on the broom while at the Haines Highway Summit! Haines to Haines Junction 43

After the brief trek through northern BC we headed back into the Yukon!
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Saw a Brown Bear eating dandelions beside the highway! (this brought the wildlife count to: moose, fox, rabbits, bear, eagles…)
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We arrived in Haines Junction… after a brief stop we got back on the road.  At this point we were all pretty tired, and just wanted to get back to Whitehorse…and out of the truck!  (I can’t remember right now how many Kilometres we have travelled…I’m sure Kara can let us know at some point in the future…but it was a lot!)  The 2nd reason we wanted to get back to Whitehorse was we wanted to make the late showing of a movie, but that’s another story for another time! Haines to Haines Junction 51

Shots from the truck… Haines to Haines Junction 52 Haines Junction is a gorgeous spot… Haines to Haines Junction 53 Haines to Haines Junction 54

…up next… our last day together in Whitehorse!

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…after getting off the ferry we booted into Haines to see what we could find.  The fog/mist was low in the sky covering up most of the mountains…but it was still so breath-taking!

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We found a restaurant just by chance.  We were driving around and found this awesome store that sold smoked salmon… and beside it was a restaurant called the Fireweed.  We went up to look at the menu outside… and were going to leave but a man delivering beer from the Haines Brewery talked to us.  He basically said we should go in.. and we did. It was the BEST decision EVER!  If you ever get to Haines… you NEED to eat here!

Jen got ID’d for her Birthday… best birthday gift EVER! (the drinking age in Alaska is 21)…

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I had a Halibut burger..with a HOMEMADE bun… so yummy! Haines 5

Kara had these awesome things…stuffed with goat cheese, prosciutto, and pesto…. so yummy!

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…don’t forget the bacon wrapped date!
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Kara, Jen and I shared these 2 desserts… so yummy… mine was a lemon thingy.. that was so tart but sweet… and Kara got the tiramisu!Haines 8

After dinner we had to find a campsite…. we were just going on the fly, and decided to try out the state park outside of town.  On the way we stopped to take some photos…because the lightening was just so perfect! (I think the next set of photos are my favourites I took all trip…sorry for so many photos..I had so many fav photos but didn’t post all of them!)Haines 10Haines 13Haines 15Haines 14

Taken while on the move on our way to the campground, out the window of the truck…
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Our site for the night… nice warning! Haines 17

Jen and I went to go self-pay for our site… $10 US (Yahoo for State Campgrounds!) and then we took off down to the lake to take some photos… with the warning signs we were hyper aware and alert for the possible Grizzly sighting! (but none were seen…) Haines 20

…this man was fishing, didn’t catch anything…but so peaceful.  The next day we drove by and it was so choppy and not like this at all.  Jen and I were lucky to catch it this way… at the right time of day!

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The fog is covering a lot of the mountains..but I love this photo because it shows such perspective of how awesome this area is! Haines 24

Just before we headed back to our camp for the night a random couple came up and I took their photo.  Then they offered to take one with Jen and I… the perfect ending to an awesome but LONG day!  It started off with the Train ride, then a ferry ride and ended up with an awesome dinner! Haines 25


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