November 5th 2007 8:23 am
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Tues Sept 18
Dad was relieved that the wheel bearings arrived safely from Whitehorse overnite. The mechanic in Watson Lake installed them this morning, then took the car for a test drive. All was ok with the rear wheel, but he said that more bearing noise was comming from the front wheels. This did not inspire confidence in my Dad to say the least. We decided to drive on to Whitehorse ourselves trusting that the front wheel bearings would hold up and get them serviced in Whitehorse if at all possible.
It was a pleasant enough drive up to Whitehorse and we stopped in Teslin at mid day for a pleasant lunch at Teslin Lake. It was cool and partly sunny,so Dad and I enjoyed a walk at the campground here. We arrived in Whitehorse around 3 pm and Dad went around to a few garages there to inquire about bearing replacements but everybody was booked up. He decided to make an appointment for next Saturday and drive on down to Skagway,Alaska the next day for a 3 day hike,just hoping that the front wheels wouldn`t part company from the rest of our car! Yikes!! This is what happens when you drive a 94 Metro for 250,000 miles. I`ve been passing some subtle hints to Dad that it`s time for a new car. He`s had his eyes on the Subaru Outback.
We stopped at Wolf Lake campground for the day,arriving there early so that we could hike the trail system there. There is a nice trail that winds its way on out to the Yukon River and we spent over an hour hiking it. Dad then set our tent up and packed up for the comming hike in Skagway.
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