Sugar rush

We actually found some stores open in Skagway today. Though, most were in process of closing for the season. As we wandered into the local ice cream and candy store they announced a 75% off sale on everything in their store. So, with a $10 burning a hole in our pocket, we took full advantage....

Comfort food

As of today, the parts for the van are on order and are scheduled to arrive in on Monday. Other than that, it was a bit of a quiet day – after finishing up work for the day we headed to our friends place for an evening of movies and home-made chicken soup. A good way to recoup from a...

Pricey Leak

Today we kicked off early and went to go investigate some radiator solutions. We have two options really: replace the radiator, or re-core it. Both of which we’ve found, are expensive. We wandered over to the local shop – which by the way has a fantastically catchy slogan –...

Life up North

These days, the weather in Whitehorse barely crests over 10 degrees. At this point I’m having trouble coping with these low positive temperatures, so I can’t even imagine living at 40 below with about 5 hours of daylight would be like. In just a few short months though, this will...

‘shroom coffee

Andrew’s take on mushroom coffee: “it’s like licking a tire”. These are unbiased reviews. Andrew worked through the night to get his deadline this morning and he won the war. Sleep, however, was a major casualty. After a few hours of sleep, a shower and some food he...

Road to Gold

Sleeping-in has been a bit of a luxury lately, and today we got to indulge. Enjoying a lazy morning we eventually dragged ourselves out to do some last minute errands in the afternoon before we leave. After the grocery store we noticed that our van was leaking a bit. We’ve been having a...

Grease Monkeying Aro...

We plan on hitting the road tomorrow but there were a few more things to do on the van before we head out. On the agenda this afternoon: The valve cover gaskets which seem to be the cause of a bit of oil leak and the fuel filter. Andrew and I took the divide and conquer approach. I worked on...

Pullin Wrenches

We kickstarted our day off early today and had a full day of work (in a pub mind you since the wi-fi was plentiful). Our plan for this afternoon was to get a bit done on the van. This extended daylight is something we’ve come to rely on to get more accomplished in a day. Andrew went to...

Wi-fi woes

What can I say, it’s Wednesday. We’ve been at the mercy of available internet all week, and today is no different. We went to our trusty spot to get some wi-fi and found it to be unreliable – so we had to get creative, to no avail. The local coffee shop was packed, always a...

Full Kitchen

Today was work and then over to our friends. We made some quiche which was a treat because I don’t think I’ve used an oven in over a month. Some bacon, onion, mushrooms, broccoli and cheese with a bunch of eggs. Plus a vegetarian version sans bacon & onion. It’s nice to...

Whitehorseweek

I have to say we didn’t do anything that exciting today – I’m going to admit the whole week will be much of the same. We have a big week of work and need to stay in a large town (i.e. Whitehorse) to get it done since we currently rely on the available free wi-fi. Boring I...

Roll-over Firebus!

Waking up this morning was pretty tough – we’ve had a few long days of driving recently (and it’s starting to wear on us). We knew today was going to be special though. The van’s odometer is headed for the zero for the first time. Although we were hoping to actually BE...