November 01, 2010

A lucky letdown.

I'm in Haines Junction, Yukon. Prior to my trip, I did a bit of web research and booked a place with a kitchenette. One of the downsides of being on restricted diet is that eating at restaurants is... difficult, necessitating accommodations with cooking facilities. Arriving at the hotel where one is booked to discover that they made a "mistake" and have no kitchenettes available makes things even more difficult. (grumble, grumble, grumble)

Tapping into the local knowledge pool only to discover that accommodations with kitchenettes in Haines Junction are "as rare as rocking horse $#!%" was discouraging, and Plan B (commuting back-and-forth between Whitehorse and Haines Junction along elk-infested roads) crossed my mind more than once.

Fortunately, as so often happens, challenging problems force one to investigate better solutions. Digging deeper and deeper, I discovered a solution that even the locals (at least, the ones that I talked to) weren't aware of.

The Kluane Green Sprout B&B is SUPER AWESOME!!!

I'm sure that I'll be kicking myself for letting the word get out but... WOW!

(Photos courtesy of Norris Cheung)

And so, I conclude this post on a speedy Internet connection by the warmth of the fire blazing away in the woodstove by saying, "That was a lucky letdown. It can be so great when things go wrong."

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