This Mornings Adventure

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 5:29 PM By Kennie , In , , ,

Since I currently have no personal transportation here in Whitehorse (I am picking up my truck on Thursday). my options for transportation are a) walking b) taxi c) hitch-hiking or d) bus. Well ... walking would have been nice, but it's a 6km walk and I didn't feel like walking through Whitehorse starting at 6:30 am to make it to a 8:00 am meeting. Taxi .. yeah, I kinda want to keep my money - well as much of it as I can. Hitch-hiking, don't really think my mother would approve. Bus. Oh the bus. Yes public transportation. We all know my experiences using the bus this summer in Fredericton (well, at least those of you who follow me on twitter / facebook).

So, yes, i dared this morning. I took the bus. But first, I had to find the bus stop. I had a general idea of where I had to go, so I just walked through downtown before heading out to the transfer location. And on my journey through the downtown to my bank as I needed some cash I found the most wonderful place in the world!

I almost didn't even see it as I was concentrating too hard on finding the bank building. But, just out of the corner of my eye, I saw that familiar green circle and that nice looking lady in the middle

Yes, Starbucks. Hallelujah! Grande Hazelnut Latte here I come!

Happy and caffeinated, I continued my walk downtown towards the bus stop. I found it. However, I had no idea what side of the street I should be on. Now, I did have a map of the city and the bus route map .. but my mapping skills are not all that great. Thankfully, there was a huge bus schedule billboard there that told me if I wanted to go on these routes you should be on the side of the road with the Canadian Tire (well, the old Canadian Tire building).

The bus driver was very nice too and confirmed that I was indeed on the right bus ... I however had no idea what stop I should stop at, but he said not to worry and that he would just stop at the one I needed (Yeah!). And yes, i did make it to my location for the day.


dogsled_stacie said...

How long are you in town? Let me know if you need a hand with anything - rides, advice, directions, etc!

August 18, 2009 at 9:44 PM
dogsled_stacie said...

And welcome to the Yukon!! :)

August 18, 2009 at 9:45 PM
Kennie said...

Thanks Stacie! I'm here until Friday morning. So far so good with finding things. Thankfully, downtown Whitehorse isn't really all that big and things so far have been easy to find. I'll be sure to drop you a line if I get stuck!

August 18, 2009 at 10:22 PM
Lindsay Niedzielski said...

Glad to hear you made it to the Yukon in one piece (and with all your luggage - Yay!!).

August 18, 2009 at 11:32 PM
Kennie said...

Thanks Lindsay! I'm quite glad I made it here too and even more amazed my luggage made it too! Didn't think it was going to with the whole 2 minute turn around to make it to my next flight. Kudos to those Air Canada baggage handlers though, they performed a wonderful miracle.

August 19, 2009 at 4:56 AM