Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Day 8 - 15 Aug 2007

Woke up this morning to rain here in Kenai, AK, and we have to ride about 1/2 hour to the Harley Davidson shop to have our bikes checked out and new rear tire placed on Butch's ride. If we could have gotten the bikes in yesterday, we would have been on the road heading back to Everett by now.

We spent yesterday doing laundry, planning our route back home, and doing a little site-seeing (see photos).

Today we will finalize our trip back home. We our taking a slightly different Watson Lake, instead of going south we will continue east to Fort Nelson, then south to Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and onto Prince George. From Prince George, the route is the same to home. By taking this route, we will avoid the infamous and dangerous route 37 and avoid another white knuckle day. We are going to take it a little slower so that we can enjoy the beauty of the land, take some photos, and not ride so hard. It will take us one day longer to get home, but it will be more relaxed and much safer.

Not every place that we are planning on staying may have internet connections, so if I miss a day for the blog, that will be the reason. Of course, our cell phones are worthless in the Yukon and most of British Columbia..........but they do work here in Alaska. But tomorrow we once again leave civilization for the long ride home. We miss our spouses and are ready to ride back home.

Who knows what adventures await us on the trip back?


Butch and Jim

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