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Dawson City adventure
04-18-2013, 04:39 PM #31
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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The first toe was swallowed by a guy trying to set a record, he fell off his chair drunk lmao.gif
04-18-2013, 04:44 PM #32
Octo Mother Superior
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Ermahgerd! lmao.gif
04-20-2013, 05:24 PM #33
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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They got a road punched out finaly rofl.gif

İmage
04-20-2013, 05:29 PM #34
Octo Mother Superior
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lol.gif

Well at least it's thawing so it's going in the right direction. beerbong.gif
04-20-2013, 07:18 PM #35
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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We definitely will consider visiting Dawson City in the future, but the Yukon landscape is so beautiful and is just asking for me to paint it.

04-20-2013, 07:20 PM #36
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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The Spell of the Yukon
The Spell of the Yukon
By Robert W. Service 1874–1958
I wanted the gold, and I sought it;
I scrabbled and mucked like a slave.
Was it famine or scurvy—I fought it;
I hurled my youth into a grave.
I wanted the gold, and I got it— 
Came out with a fortune last fall,—
Yet somehow life’s not what I thought it,
And somehow the gold isn’t all.


No! There’s the land. (Have you seen it?)
It’s the cussedest land that I know,
From the big, dizzy mountains that screen it
To the deep, deathlike valleys below.
Some say God was tired when He made it;
Some say it’s a fine land to shun;
Maybe; but there’s some as would trade it
For no land on earth—and I’m one.


You come to get rich (damned good reason);
You feel like an exile at first;
You hate it like hell for a season,
And then you are worse than the worst.
It grips you like some kinds of sinning;
It twists you from foe to a friend;
It seems it’s been since the beginning;
It seems it will be to the end.


I’ve stood in some mighty-mouthed hollow
That’s plumb-full of hush to the brim;
I’ve watched the big, husky sun wallow
In crimson and gold, and grow dim,
Till the moon set the pearly peaks gleaming,
And the stars tumbled out, neck and crop;
And I’ve thought that I surely was dreaming,
With the peace o’ the world piled on top.


The summer—no sweeter was ever;
The sunshiny woods all athrill;
The grayling aleap in the river,
The bighorn asleep on the hill.
The strong life that never knows harness;
The wilds where the caribou call;
The freshness, the freedom, the farness—
O God! how I’m stuck on it all.


The winter! the brightness that blinds you,
The white land locked tight as a drum,
The cold fear that follows and finds you,
The silence that bludgeons you dumb.
The snows that are older than history,
The woods where the weird shadows slant;
The stillness, the moonlight, the mystery,
I’ve bade ’em good-by—but I can’t.


There’s a land where the mountains are nameless,
And the rivers all run God knows where;
There are lives that are erring and aimless,
And deaths that just hang by a hair;
There are hardships that nobody reckons;
There are valleys unpeopled and still;
There’s a land—oh, it beckons and beckons,
And I want to go back—and I will.


They’re making my money diminish;
I’m sick of the taste of champagne.
Thank God! when I’m skinned to a finish
I’ll pike to the Yukon again.
I’ll fight—and you bet it’s no sham-fight;
It’s hell!—but I’ve been there before;
And it’s better than this by a damsite—
So me for the Yukon once more.


There’s gold, and it’s haunting and haunting;
It’s luring me on as of old;
Yet it isn’t the gold that I’m wanting
So much as just finding the gold.
It’s the great, big, broad land ’way up yonder,
It’s the forests where silence has lease;
It’s the beauty that thrills me with wonder,
It’s the stillness that fills me with peace.
04-20-2013, 08:19 PM #37
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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US hi5.gif Tennyson, Ogden Nash and Robert Service are my favorite poets. Little captures the Yukon like 'The Spell of the Yukon'.
04-20-2013, 08:31 PM #38
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(04-20-2013, 08:19 PM)Shadow Wrote:  US hi5.gif Tennyson, Ogden Nash and Robert Service are my favorite poets. Little captures the Yukon like 'The Spell of the Yukon'.


hi5.gif For sure.
04-28-2013, 04:47 PM #39
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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More than gold in Northern Yukon. Mammoth tusks are found too and quite valuable.

pic is small 'cause it was taken from a cell phone. These are two tusks they found a couple days ago (no, that's not Whaler in the pic)

İmage
04-28-2013, 04:48 PM #40
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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What will they do with them?
04-28-2013, 04:50 PM #41
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(04-28-2013, 04:48 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  What will they do with them?


Sell them for about $10k each hi5.gif
04-28-2013, 04:51 PM #42
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(04-28-2013, 04:50 PM)Shadow Wrote:  
(04-28-2013, 04:48 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  What will they do with them?


Sell them for about $10k each hi5.gif


Nice. hi5.gif There's money in them thar Yukon hills.
04-28-2013, 04:51 PM #43
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh wow! tHAT'S PRETTY AWESOME! hi5.gif LOL, ğck YEAH CAPS LOCK
04-28-2013, 04:59 PM #44
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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chuckle.gif HELL YEAH! But they belong to the owner of the claim. coffeetime.gif
04-28-2013, 05:02 PM #45
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(04-28-2013, 04:47 PM)Shadow Wrote:  More than gold in Northern Yukon. Mammoth tusks are found too and quite valuable.

pic is small 'cause it was taken from a cell phone. These are two tusks they found a couple days ago (no, that's not Whaler in the pic)

İmage


Wow, those tusks are mammoth. rofl.gif

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