I have a tire pressure monitor system that tells me the status of both the RV and car's tires. It gives you peace of mind knowing you're not dragging a car with a flat tire through the mud. Speaking of cars with flat tires, a little Hyundai passed us on the road but then pulled over with flashers on. I thought maybe they saw a bear or moose, but when the driver got out and put his hands to his face, I knew something was wrong. I pulled over and learned they'd shredded a tire. They were a young couple from Belgium and France in a rental car. He'd never changed a tire, so I walked him through it (in the rain) and then followed them to Chicken to make sure the spare didn't blow as well. No problem, just slow going. When we got to Chicken, no tire repair whatsoever, so after we shared dinner at the cafe, they moved on to Tok, where TWH rejoins the Alaska Highway. We overnighted in Chicken and didn't see them on the road, so I assume they made it okay.
After Chicken, the road becomes paved again and is pretty good all the way to Tok, AK. The Alaska Highway was great, so we made it all the way into Fairbanks. This is a thoroughly modern town with all the comforts of home. We're in a full hookup spot with a lovely view of the Chena River, planning our next moves...but not too rigidly.
Hitchhikers in Dawson City. I guess having a passport is a big deal? Gas money seems more appropriate.
Front row seat on the ferry across the Yukon River
Top of the World views are pretty spectacular. Just pull over to enjoy them.
Our home at the Top of the World
Laurie says "Woohoo, Alaska! At the border crossing.
I don't usually stop for a picture at the state welcome signs, but this one seemed special
Nicco and Marion, intrepid travelers from Belgium and France. Very nice young couple.
In a town called Chicken, they go a little nuts with the whole chicken theme. A 12' tall chicken seems appropriate.
The Alaska Highway between Tok and Fairbanks. Very nice, smooth and beautiful views. This isn't the ALCAN that my uncle George and Aunt Doris told me about.
The 49th Sticker Ceremony
Now, how to get that Hawaii sticker? I'm workin' on it...