June 9, 2009
We had a leisurely morning – I did laundry (and it is much cheaper here than in Jasper) and Rex washed the truck - the campground has an area where you can wash vehicles & RVs for free. After lunch we visited the Signpost Forest. When the US Army was building the Alaskan Highway they erected a signpost pointing the way to 5 or 6 cities. A homesick soldier posted his hometown on the signpost and the tradition began. Anyone can post a sign here and the city erects new posts as needed. There are more than 61,000 signs posted. We found a sign from Fort Collins and one from Loveland.
We visited the Northern Lights Centre – a planetarium, which has the screen on a domed ceiling. We watched a short animated film about astronauts – it was kind of dumb. We then saw a really nice film about the Northern Lights. The film gave some background on the lights and then showed actual footage of the lights set to music. It was really nice.