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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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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WooHoo…we made it to Alaska!

Destruction Bay

We have arrived in Alaska in one piece!  We’re celebrating a very significant milestone in our journey, with a tale for this stretch of the drive. Mile 1083: Destruction Bay was the stopover we chose between Whitehorse and Tok. Getting there was a slow 4-hour drive.  The highway between Whitehorse and Destruction Bay was rough and required slowing way down and paying close attention […]

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Mile 0 on the Alaska Highway

As we were studying and planning for our trip of a lifetime, we had occasional discussions about the city of Dawson Creek.  It seemed to be almost a magical waypoint – so far away!   But here we are now, 1,628 miles and several months from Tracy, CA. Dawson Creek is centrally located between four highways; the Alaska Highway (97 N), the John Hart Highway (97 […]

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