Summer Holidays

So, I’m taking a couple of weeks off this month. I don’t think I have ever taken two whole weeks off in the summer in my whole life. Well, my adult life, I guess. Remember when we all used to get two whole months off every summer? That was sweet!

I’d love to do that again, but alas, two weeks is what I have. And I’m super happy about it actually! I’m so glad I’m going to have this time with the kids and we are going to go up the Dempster again this year! So exciting! We haven’t been up to Dawson and Tombstone for a couple of years, so it is a huge deal this year. We used to go every summer, for about a week, but the last couple of years have been too busy! We moved in 2015 and then last year we went down south for my brother’s wedding and to see the Tragically Hip. Totally worth it, by the way! But something had to give, and unfortunately, it was Dawson/Tombstone. This year we are going to go up to the Arctic Circle too, so I’m really looking forward to it. There will be lots of opportunity for art inspiration!

Summer is fleeting here in the Yukon. Some years we have super hot summers, and some years we get a lot of rain. The climate has changed considerably since I was a kid in the 1980’s. So when it’s summer, regardless of the weather, you gotta suck it up!! And remind yourself of February, brrr!! This weekend we went to Kluane, to Kathleen Lake actually. Kluane National Park is just past Haines Junction, about an hour and a half from Whitehorse, and it is spectacular. Not kidding.

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Downtown Haines Junction.

Hey, nice banner!

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We used to camp at Kathleen Lake when I was a kid and I haven’t camped there since. We usually camp in the territorial campgrounds because you need a different pass for Kathleen Lake. But we had such a good time. What a place. The pictures really do not do it justice. It actually takes your breath away. As a friend of mine said, living in the Yukon really is like living in a postcard. Unreal. Anyway, here are some pics. Oh, and we got a new travel trailer. I tell you, we just upped our camping game, and now we can go anywhere! And we will; I’ll keep you posted! Get out there and enjoy your summer, wherever you are!

King’s Throne.

Swimming in Kathleen Lake. Really very cold!