Sunday, June 12, 2011

Lippi on Yukon Road Trip - Skagway to Carcross, Canada - Part 4

Hi Pals,

Lippi and the oomans took a road trip from Skagway, Alaska to Carcross in the Yukon Territory (gold rush territory).   SIL had heard it was a bootiful road to take.  So Lippi decided he better supervise SIL's driving.

M said the the scenery was breathtaking.   Just sit back and enjoy the car ride. 

Drove from Skagway to Carcross with many stops along the way.  It took 2+ hours to drive between 2 of those little red dots at the bottom of the map because it's so beautiful and we kept stopping.

At one point, SIL stopped the car so everyone could get out to take pictures.  Sisfur decided to take Lippi for a walk up the road to see what she could find. 

Oh Look, we would have missed the Marmot if sisfur hadn't taken that little walk.

Saw our first Marmot (Horry's Ground Squirrel .  Wild critter not at all interested in oomans nor frightened by us.   About the size of  Mario (12 pounds).

Biggified in the bottom picture so you can see him better.  Cute little guy.

Live in the mountain areas like Alaska, British Columbia, Montana, etc, to name a few.   (Not in Wisconsin, so no wonder M had never seen one before).

Welcome To Carcross, Canada:   (Population 0 - the few people that work here live elsewhere!)

Downtown Carcross (Watch traffic closely please) (he he)

"Lippays he's hungry!   Oh boy!  okay - let's see if we can find a restaurant in town!"i s
he he  - this is their drive-in restaurant.   (Maybe @Herbie_Cat could open a branch of Herbie's Drive In here).  ha ha! Lippi says he had a hot dog tho that was actually pretty good.

See Lippi in the bear's pocket?   Dad being silly again!  
Carcross also has a museum.  The bear was standing just outside dat building.   Lippi wanted to know if perhaps this bear was his cousin.   That's why D put Lippi in the bear's pocket.  Then dad whispered to the bear that he hadn't better hurt Lippi.  

After eating our lunch in Carcross, we decided it was time to head back to the ship in Skagway. 

Gasp!  Bear!   Bear!  Lippi - behind you.

We drove maybe the equivalent of 1/4 mile and.......
"Bear!  Bear!  Bear!"
Both were just enjoying a light snack of "whatever" along the roadside, totally unaware and uncaring that we were there, says M.

Back to the ship now.   Poor Lippi is all tired out again and can't wait to crawl in bed and take a bear snooze.

See you tomorrow as the ship sets sail for a sea day and stop in Victoria, British Columbia.



Marg said...

Goodness, that is quite a trip. Looks like a lot of fun and Lippe, you sure were having such a good time. Glad the hot dog was good. Love all the pictures. Take care.

Pandafur said...

Wow look at all those wild anipals! Lions an marmots an bares, omai! Well maybe you din't see lions, Iz nawt shure Lippe, but that iz defnittly a bare behind you! Thanks you for sharing da grate piks wiv us Mario. Your mom an dad shure had a fun looking trip wiv lucky Lippe!

Angel Simba said...

What a wonderful trip. My oomans went to Skagway on a ferry and took the train up to the pas, but then they flew back to Juneau. There is so much to do in that part of the world they know they will go back one day.

Backcountry Brodie said...

OMD that Lippe did gets to see some wildlifes! I has nefur seened a marmot afore. I did see bear poo the udder day - wonner if'n it belonged to that bear's cuzzin.

HH and The Boys said...

Great pictures. Thanks for such a wonderful guided tour.

pawhugs, Max

Kolo Martin said...

Nothing changes with Lippe always hungry! Glad to see he is having such a good time he's seen more of the world than anyone!

Brian said...

WOW! What a trip Lippi is having, even got to see Yogi!!!

Katnip Lounge said...

What a fun day! Lippe, thanks for making sure we got to see it.

Mr Puddy said...

Marmot look like my mousy toy : )
Thanks to share your great trip, Pippi

The Island Cats said...

Wow! What a trip!! Good thing you saw that marmot and bears from a distance!!

Admiral Hestorb said...

Lippi you were so generous to share your trip with us like this. You look great against all of the scent=ery too. My human brother has been there too.Also in May. He loved it and hopes to go back one day.
I am going to put mom to bed. She is burny eyed and tired. xoxox

cherie said...

Fantastic shots of such beautiful country. Alaska is one of the places I would love to see. Your posts are great making me feel as if I am there.
Have a wonderful day!

Pumpkinpuddy said...

The pictures are great. I especially love Lippe in the bear's pocket.

blindmaximus said...

Great pictures! Never occurred to me you don't have marmots in Wisconsin. In that case, glad your family & Lippe got to see one. :) These posts are fantastic.

@Bijntje said...

Whow beautiful pictures from Canada and Lippe. He is beary lucky to be in such a beautiful country.

Unknown said...

It's been WAY too long since we had a minute to visit. What a wonderful trip. I haz a good friend who's a marmont, Monsieur Marmot. ~^..^~