Fort St. John and Dawson Creek

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We are in dire need of internet access so we are stopping at the Fort St. John McDonalds for soda and 5 large french fries ($24!). Max needs a new library book.   This McDonalds has a great playland and Team DeCorso organized a game of tag and had the entire playland playing.  Downloaded 7 library books (thanks ListenAlaska!) and bought Cloud Atlas on my Nook.  Also a cute little app that lets you dress up princesses and unicorns for long boring stretches of driving.

We bought a *new* stereo.  The last new one we bought in Fairbanks 4 days ago was the last one and in a damaged box but they guarenteed it worked fine  — but it did not work fine.  We had to listen to Billboards Top 100 for 1971  and 1972 very quietly. 

Headed on down the road to Dawson Creek.  We have no service here but oddly can receive texts.  Dawson Creek is the end (or begining) of the Alaska Highway.  We camped in a parking lot by Safeway – there is a closed store with a big parking lot.  The wind was gusting to 79 km and it was shaking the camper so Mark moved us in the middle of the night.  It was next to a bike path and in the morning while Mark installed the new stereo, we walked the bike path.  The path led to a cemetary.  It was a little unsettling, many fresh graves and wind chimes hung on crosses and the wind blowing trash across the graves.

The graveyard
Camping out of the wind
Bike Path


Left Dawson Creek with a new stereo and Stevie Ray Vaughan breaking it in. 

Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway

4 Responses

  1. Hey- I have a picture of my mom standing next to the very same sign!

  2. Autumn Baolugh

    Looks like fun!

  3. Kay DeCorso

    Great pics! Glad you now have stereo
    Keep warm safe 🙂

  4. Steve,Just want to take the time to thank you for all you did for my family and i while we were spinedng our time down in Dawson city. It was definitely a pleasure to have you drive around with us showing us some key historic places, and some well known mines up in Dawson. Your knowledge of the old time gold prospectors, and also the new prospectors come across as valuable information that everyone of interest would find fascinating. I hope you continue to being a blessing in sharing the wealth of information you obtained over the last few decades in these yeas to come. Thank you again,Malcolm

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