We start the day at an awesome free roadside parking spot for our RV. It included trash cans and vault toilets. After some timelapse and drone shots we get some breakfast and clean up the RV. After cleaning we head South toward the town of New Hazelton. Once arriving in town we luck out and find a full dump station with fresh water. We end the day by buying gas to repay for us using the dump station. If you want to learn more about our traveling gnome friend check out his facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Drifter-Gnome-Fred-127983150596730/?fref=ts (his name is fred)
G had it out for me after I lost my wallet! But it goes to show how nice Canadians are. Actually going through the effort to contact me and then ship my wallet down South! But after using our backup card we fill up the RV and hit the road. This has to be one of my favorite driving sequences ever! Then we find a great place to boondock and cook a nice dinner. This is one of those videos people are either going to love or hate. A lot of the video is driving and cooking with music in the background. And to be honest, when driving the Alcan that is how it goes some days. Lots of driving with snacks in-between.
While making breakfast G and Biz broke out into dance, I was lucky enough to snag a quick video of it. After some amazing waffles I discover the water pump was not working. Come to find out the pipes in the RV had frozen overnight. Before heading to bed around midnight the under bay was at 33 degrees. Later in the evening it got much colder. After some sunlight and hand warmers the pipes were still frozen. After getting packed up we headed towards Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory.
Out of the two years of boondocking this has to be the best free boondocking spot we ever stopped at. I could see us staying here for over a week if it was the summer months. I personally could have stayed here a week with the current weather conditions. We get set up and have dinner by the fire. As we sat by the fire we saw the best Northern Lights show I have ever seen. Such a great spot!
Poor Biz, he first full time RV life experience is a cold one. She is an Arizona girl, this is not what she is used to! But, after warming up we hit the road and are pleasantly surprised to find the roads had been paved! No more washboard for 20 miles! The girls then stop off to get some stickers and then we find a great boondocking spot.
It is always a great feeling stopping at the border. This year we got some awesome drone footage as well as some great Biz produced footage. Then, we head to the border and get our gun across once again without being searched. After a long day I negotiate our free boondocking spot by buying some snacks 🙂
We woke up to a free roadside RV spot and got underway after breakfast. We had some errands to run before crossing the border we stopped off in Tok and got our last American Gas for the trip through Canada. After some amazing driving views we made it to the Alaskan border sign.
After spending time slide out to slide out in Seward we were very excited to explore outside of town! Its not that we do not like the spot we have, it is just great to be able to go out and explore and not be boxed in! Anyway, we make it to Moose Pass for the festival and try a new RV park. The attendant thought we were going to park the RV and bust out a tent…maybe? People always ask how I am able to stay calm in certain situations. Im not too sure but while editing this video I was getting frustrated! Then we head over to find out Kobuk couldnt come in to the festival and we had to put him in the kennel. For those tired of hearing about the dog, sorry, you will just have to get used to it 🙂 Then we dance the night away and drink some local beer. We ended up having 6 people in the RV. 3 on the blow up mattress, one in the passenger seat and G, Kobuk and I sleeping in the back in our beds. All in all it was a great time! Thanks for reading this short story that you could have just watched instead 🙂
We LOVED salmon fest! This video is actually two days that I spliced together to make one video. BTW, what do you all think of the voice over videos. I felt like with this type of music event it was the best way to show our time here. Then, when we parked in the field the entry way was solid grass, by the time we left it was a mud bog. The spot you will see us leave JUST opened up that morning. I ran back to the rv and got everything packed and we made our daring escape!
SFT =’s Salmon Fest Trip. Part two will be posted tomorrow detailing our time at Salmon Fest. In this video we get a late night start in our RV and I ended up pulling over at about an hour and a half into the trip. It is never wise to push driving late at night in the dark! Early the next morning we stop off at Fred Myers to pick up some gear then we head onto Salmon Fest. I had never parked an RV in a field before and it wasn’t the best idea as you will soon find out!