The Olson's Retirement RV Adventures travel blog

This was our first bear siting after leaving Laird Hot Springs.

He was busy eating.

Just strolling

Laird River

Our dash ornaments.

We are now in the Yukon ProvInce

Sign forest at Watson Lake.

Mr Handyman with drill in hand.

I faked it.

We left a piece of Arizona.

Our sign amoung many!

We need to get this translated. Signs were from all over the...

A picture of the forest.

Larry found one from Lanesboro. Where he went to school.

Show Low, AZ

Glendale, AZ city sign.

Southern AZ, Tombstone area.

Signs were made out of every and anything possible.

The entrance

The sign driving by.

Our next destination was Watson Lake. We stayed 2 nights at the Campground Services RV park.

We visited the sign forest. The sign forest was started by a lonely trooper working on the Alaska Highway who posted a sign in 1942 with the mileage to his home in Danville, Illinois. He and his wife revisited the forest in 1992. Today there are over 70,000 signs. The city of Watson Lake maintains the forest. Even the boards that were no longer visible with the message are there. People get very creative using pie pans, shoes, toilet seats, lids off plastic totes and lots of stolen or borrowed highway signs. We took pictures of some from Arizona.

Also went to the Northern Lights Space and Science center for a multimedia presentation of the northern lights.

Watson Lake has some very nice fishing lakes. The town itself is rustic and could use a face-lift. There were only a couple restaurants. They were hard to distinguish from closed up businesses.

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