Episode 3: 3,500 miles to (the) North Pole
We are finally on the road! But if we are going to drive from Alaska to Mexico, I guess we have to get to Alaska first! So in six long driving days we booked it 3,500 miles to a small town called North Pole, Alaska. This would serve as our destination to take a break and prepare the vehicle for the big drive up the Dalton Highway.
Come along in our video on this whirlwind road trip...
Here is a map of our quick drive North along with some interesting, need-to-know numbers! Don't worry, we'll take our time and see the sights on our way back down!
Places & Attractions
Here are links to some of the places we stopped and some gems we found along the way:
Chicken Coop Restaurant - Where Kendrick got wings for National Chicken Wing Day!
Rapeseed/Canola - The beautiful fields of yellow flowers.
The Canadian Brewhouse - where we got our first taste of Poutine. It may be a chain but it offers a great sample of Canadian culture!
Poutine - a staple of Canadian food culture.
The Best Cinnamon Rolls in the Galactic Cluster - Find these at the Tetsa River Lodge on the Alcan. But be careful, these rolls have been known to cause wars among lovers!
Stone Mountain Provincial Park - We found our first hike right off the Alcan in this park. We went up the Summit Peak Trail and found beautiful views.
Yukon Brewing - A great little spot we found in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Beer for Kendrick and Whisky for Mandy!
Kluane National Park - Another great hike right off the side of the road! We went up the 6 mile Sheep Creek Trail. It was just what we needed.
Sign Post Forest - A crazy little gem to help break up your drive located near Watson Lake, YT. Don't forget to bring a sign! Over 77,000 signs!
North Pole, AK - An adorable Christmas themed town, home to Mandy's cousin.