Monthly Archives: July 2013

Kenai Fjords

Our 9-hour tour departed at 9:00 a.m. into a fog bank but that didn’t stop us from having a great time and seeing some wonderful things. Our first dramatic sight was our home! There we are, third RV from the … Continue reading

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Seward, Alaska

Last night we stayed about 23 miles northwest of Seward, Alaska, at Trail River US Forest Service Campground on the shore of Kenai Lake.  Beautiful, beautiful.  And we only paid $9 to park there.  What a deal! But we only … Continue reading

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Anchorage Market & Festival

Every Saturday and Sunday all summer long in downtown Anchorage is Alaska’s largest event, the Market & Festival.  There are around 300 vendors, live entertainment, Alaskan-made arts, crafts, foods and lots more.  Free Admission. If only I had tons of … Continue reading

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Alaska Botanical Garden +

Our venture out today was to the Alaska Botanical Garden.  It was smaller than I expected for such a large state but it was interesting.  A flower “bear” greeted us at the entrance. A few sculptures are scattered throughout.  The … Continue reading

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Turnagain Arm

Turnagain Arm and Knik Arm are branches of Cook Inlet south of Anchorage.  Back in 1778 Captain Cook sailed first up the Knik Arm only to discover that it was the mouth of a river and not an opening to … Continue reading

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Anchorage

Anchorage is the largest city in the state of Alaska.  Population just under 300,000 people. We drove the car into town to check it out. Our first stop was at the Visitor Center where we watched a movie about the … Continue reading

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Moved to Anchorage

We are in Anchorage now, at Centennial Campground on the edge of town.  We have paid for the next four nights here for now.  The rest of the day was spent doing a little shopping (as if living in a … Continue reading

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Palmer, Alaska

A few miles from Wasilla is the small community of Palmer, population around 5,559. Just outside of town is a Musk Ox Farm.  We went to see the museum and take the tour. Between the museum and the tour guide … Continue reading

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Mount McKinley

Sunshine!  The clouds finally parted this morning and the sun came out.  This was our last chance to see Mount McKinley before we go to Anchorage.  So we made the 20 mile drive back north from Trapper Creek to the … Continue reading

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Talkeetna in the Rain

We took the Jeep for an outing today.  When we turned onto the road to Talkeetna we found ourselves in the middle of a hand-cycle race.  Each racer was followed by a support vehicle or two with their 4-way flashers … Continue reading

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Denali in the Rain

Denali, 6 million acres of spectacular wilderness including Mt. McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America with an elevation of 20,320 feet.  Amazing.  Summers in Denali are often overcast or rainy, allowing summertime visitors only about a 30 to 40 … Continue reading

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Pipeline and Riverboat

There is a public viewing and information area very near to us where you can actually touch a section of the Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline.  I couldn’t reach it but Bernie could. After that we went for a scenic 3-hour … Continue reading

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Fairbanks, AK

After a breakfast of sourdough pancakes and reindeer sausage we continued our drive up the Alaska Highway yesterday. Milepost 1422 is the official end of the Alaska Highway at Delta Junction, Alaska.  It’s official now, we drove the whole thing. … Continue reading

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Alaska at Last!

Before we left Watson Lake, BC, we walked up a block to see the Sign Post Forest.  Back in 1942 during construction of the Alaska Highway a homesick soldier added his hometown sign to an army highway mileage post.  Ever … Continue reading

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In Yukon Territory

The further north we go the less traffic we see and the higher the prices of everything goes.  300+ miles driven today.  We just paid $1.569 per liter of gas.  With the exchange rate around $.95 it works out to … Continue reading

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Canada, Banff, and Jasper

Finally, a brief moment of Internet service to squeeze in a quick blog just to let you all know we are still alive and well.  I have not posted anything since we entered Canada.  Not because we’ve been too busy, … Continue reading

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