Day 3 – Friday, March 29, 2013
I hate to say it again, but what a great day. We left Fort Nelson with full coffee mugs and a full tank of diesel, and headed to Whitehorse, well actually 23 km from Whitehorse at Northern Lights Resort and Spa. (http://www.northernlightsyukon.com/) An easy days drive at around 425 kilometers. I had booked this place last November to try and entice Julie into joining me on this adventure. It worked! (Some of the remaining stops, especially north of Dawson City, will be a little more, shall we say, rustic.)
We arrived here in the early afternoon and were greeted by the great German couple that own and built the log cabins and spa on 160 acres. We had a tour of the facilities and then Julie and I had a soak in the outdoor hot tub while enjoying the views of the surrounding mountains. Julie notes ‘We narrowly escaped an embarrassing hot tub faux pas as Brad made the rookie mistake of forgetting his bathing suit at the Liard Hot Spring change room. Luckily he remembered just before we drove off and we made the double trek back up the somewhat slippery boardwalk to retrieve it. Doubling our exercise for yesterday and no commando in the hot tub today. So we have not been banned from this spa…yet! We still have massages and saunas tomorrow.”
We made some supper in our private cabin with kitchenette. We enjoyed some cold cuts, veggies, spinach and yogurt dip, cheeses and a nice bottle of wine.
We arrived in Teslin just in time for a nice lunch at the Yukon Motel and Restaurant on the banks of Teslin Lake. Julie notes “The washrooms were a clean and a welcome sight after some definite ‘no goes’ along the highway.”
We are booked into the Northern Lights Resort and Spa for 2 nights. We have a massage booked for tomorrow and a German style supper in the main lodge. Stay tuned for more updates.
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