DO NOT TRAVEL to ALASKA, if…

DO NOT TRAVEL TO ALASKA, if… 1)   You don’t like dealing with unpredictable weather. 2)   You hate it when your GPS signal sometimes gets lost because you’re so far north. 3)   You don’t like people who work at a more leisurely pace than you’re used to. 4)   You get aggravated when a Bear or Moose walk […]

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From peaks to port – Valdez pt. 1

Leaving Glennallen, our adventure to Valdez (pronounced Val-DEEZ) began on the Richardson Highway.  We crawled along at a slow pace, negotiating 17 pavement breaks (yes I counted them) with abrupt edges, dips and frost heaves.  That meant Steve had to slow way down for every encounter so we wouldn’t empty our cabinets of their contents as Betsy displayed some serious hip action. […]

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Lazy Days at Tolsona Wilderness -Glennallen

River View site

Continuing east we headed out to the town of Glenn Allen, 187 miles from Anchorage. The drive along the Glenn Highway designated as a National Scenic Byway  is one of Alaska’s most beautiful, traversing a broad tundra and because of that we are reminded once again of frost heaves, damaged roads, dips… The road winds through gorgeous mountain ranges with spectacular […]

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BearFooting in the Kenai Peninsula

Bald Eagle

  We completed our “bear footing” (having a good time), in Alaska’s playground – the Kenai Peninsula. It left us full of wonderful experiences and spectacular scenery.  The bountiful wildlife in the peninsula borough allowed us to meet the real locals (critters) in Cooper Landing.  We got hooked, we clammed and then traded clams for Halibut in Ninilchik. We gazed at volcanoes […]

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Rivers of Ice, Knik Glacier – Palmer

From Portage we drove to the east on the scenic Glenn Highway and spent a few days in Palmer  located 42 miles northeast of Anchorage. This town is  considered as the garden hub of Alaska due to its microclimate which produces amazing giant vegetables but we missed seeing most of them since it is too late in the season. During […]

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