The day started ordinarily enough for us. We arose late and I managed to cook the eggs perfectly. The first stop on our continuing tour of Dawson City was a film at the Visitor Center. Then we walked over for the guided tour of the Palace Grand Theatre.
|The Palace Grand Theatre|
We show up just before the daily tour at 11:30 and head to the bar (no drinks served). Bill was commenting on how the bar was made of oak when a tall gentleman leaning against the bar said, "Don't I know you?" I looked over and threw myself at him saying, "Bryan!" It was Bryan Willmon whom we had not seen since the early 70's. My next comment was, "Where is Carol?" Then it was hugs for Carol.
|The Bakers and the Willmons at the bar of the Palace Grand Theatre|
They started their Alaska trip the third of July with 2 other couples and have been rving across Alaska practically right behind us. After the theatre tour we went out to lunch for some catching up. Both of their boys are married and living in the San Diego area. Carol retired as a teacher from the Groveland school district where she took over the first grade from me after I had Valerie.
We wound up spending most of the day together.
After lunch we went to the Greatest Klondiker Contest back at the theatre.
Bill and I walked along the riverside and I took a picture of the clear water of Bonanza Creek coming into the silty waters of the Yukon. The Yukon is silted up by the glacial waters of the White River.
|The blue water next to the near shore is Bonanza Creek and the muddy water next to the far shore is the Yukon|
|Bill in front of the Commissioner's House|
|Me up on the balcony|
|Bill in the Antler Chair|
Good safe travels to the Willmons as they are leaving tomorrow and we are staying a couple more days.