Monthly Archives: August 2013

Borders and Bears

Yesterday we crossed into Canada and just drove all day on the Alaska highway until we got to Haines Junction, Canada.  This time at the border crossing we were only asked three questions:  Where are you headed today? Any animals … Continue reading

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Full Circle

OK, this morning we tried one last time to see the bears with no luck. But while we were out there we took a look around the fish hatchery. There is a public walkway that provides a good viewing. We … Continue reading

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Valdez in the Rain

It’s rained cats and dogs today. The locals have told us that if we want to see bear we need to drive down by the fish hatchery on Dayville Road.  There are a lot of salmon trying to make their … Continue reading

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Meares Glacier Excursion

The cloudy weather has been sucking the color out of my pictures the last few weeks.  It was refreshing to get this splash of color first thing this morning as we were on our way to board for our cruise. … Continue reading

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Valdez, AK

Just when I though we had seen the most beautiful scenic drives ever–it got better.  The drive from Glennallen to Valdez is even more jaw-dropping than what we had seen before. It has to be experienced, I just can’t gather … Continue reading

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Sarah and Glennallen

We’ve been laying low the last few days, in Eagle River by Anchorage.  I had to find a dentist to take care of a painful tooth.  Ended up having it extracted, so we wanted to stick around for a few … Continue reading

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Alaskan Russian Orthodox Churches

The US purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867 so there is still some Russian influence here. We have run across several fully functional Russian Orthodox churches during our travels here.  We visited a few of them today that are near … Continue reading

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