Trip to Whitehorse

We like to take a trip to Whitehorse around the time of my birthday each year. This year, mom and dad weren’t here to be with us. We went camping at the Robert Service Campground on the far side of WH with a borrowed tent.


It was quite warm for the whole trip, with the wind being flat calm. It was so warm in fact that the car had overheating problems going up Marinka’s Hill just on the inside of the Canadian Border: turns out the radiator fan fuses were both blown, so I swapped them out with some new ones. The boys quickly got hot and fell asleep in their chairs.

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I know this is a bad safety picture, with their seat belts all loose and floppy or missing, but the photo does capture the general feel of the trip, both directions for the boys. Oh, and remind me, if I ever get another car, get one with cruise control if at all possible.

We went to all our favorite places, the water park, the Canadian Super Store, Wal-Mart, the Fireweed Bookstore, the campground, Pizza Hut, the playground by the river, the music store.

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We were bummed out that the weather was so dry that there was an area-wide burn-ban in effect so we couldn’t have a campfire—we decided to have one when we got home instead. Another bummer is that the US dollar and the Canadian dollar where on par when we were there, so there was really not much of a discount on any of the items we saw in the stores—so we didn’t end up buying much at all. The book store was a disappointment too, if you’ve noticed any of the Canadian prices on books, you know what I mean.

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I did get new floaty suits for the two younger boys and a body suit for mark, that you can see in the photo above.

Overall, it was a very relaxing trip and a nice little getaway with the family.

One Response

  1. What awesome pictures!! Thanks for posting them, Matt! It was neat to see the whole album like that, I like it. seems like some more personal pictures of the boys sleeping and waking up and a bunch of normal stuff that family likes, not only the stunning pictures taken in perfect light when everyone is ready for the camera. i just ran a 5 k in 39 minutes! I came in last for the MEHS cross country team time trials today! ha! It was nice to be there with cliff and the kids all cheered for coach richter’s wife even though I was last! open house at school tonight – better get showered!
    love you!

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