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Mar 27, 2017 - Winter 2017 in Anchorage, AK

Julie and I spent most of the dead of winter in Anchorage enjoying family, holidays, and colder/snowier conditions than we have seen in a while. Now that it is sunny, warming up, and the snow and ice is beginning to disappear, it’s time to head back to Colorado and prepare for a road trip. Our friends have told us we have this snow birding thing all backwards. The plan is to go to the house in Glen Haven, CO for a couple of weeks. We will visit friends, work on the property, …maybe and prepare the Toy Hauler travel trailer for a trip to...

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Dec 7, 2016 - Home for the holidays

12-7-16 Home for the Holidays Today is the day we fly home to Anchorage for the holidays. From Glen Haven, Colorado to Anchorage, Alaska is a long day. The day is even longer when you expect six inches of snow on the Front Range. As luck would have it, it was only about two inches. We started the day at six AM by getting showers, cleaning up, then winterizing the cabin which involves turning off the well and draining all the pipes. While I was doing that, Julie got a call from the shuttle company we had arranged to take us to Denver Airport...

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Oct 13, 2016 - Headed south again. Fall Road Trip 2016

Fall Trip 2016 Last day of work is October 14. The Fall Trip 2016 begins October 15th. Bob and Julie are headed south again! Had a nice summer. Julie kept busy practicing being a grandma with our great niece and nephew. Bob did his summer job with Anchorage Street Maintenance. We both enjoyed visits from friends and relatives, went out to the cabin, did some RV camping, and even attended the Alaska State Fair and got to see monkeys riding dogs herding sheep around. Great times! In keeping with our new custom, Bob drives and Julie flies. The...

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Sep 16, 2016 - The Kindness of Strangers

The Kindness of Strangers One of my favorite things about travel is the intersection of people's lives. I love the seemingly random mix of being in the right place at the right time to meet someone you otherwise would have never known. It's not that these chance meetings need to be the start of a life long friendship, but for a moment in time, you have an opportunity to have an interaction that in some small way, defines your experience on that trip or maybe even informs your view of life. And so it happened for us in Anchorage, Alaska. We...

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TedandJohn in Alaska

Sep 14, 2016 - 10 Things I Learned About Hiking in Alaska

10 Things I Learned About Hiking in Alaska John and I are in Anchorage, Alaska, for just a few days for a work meeting he's attending. Before we got here, a couple of his colleagues expressed an interest in doing a hike up Flat Top Mountain, one of the most popular sights in Anchorage. The concept sounded OK to me so I checked out the web listing and watched a video that showed families of all ages taking a leisurely walk in the park, if you will. There were lots of well-established paths that looked more like sidewalks and everyone looked...

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TedandJohn in Alaska

Sep 1, 2016 - Back in Anchorage to rest up and get Elgs to airport

I was under the weather so Gail, Ron and Marsha went to see the Earthquake park at edge of Anchorage and Cook Inlet. Of course rain is moving in this evening and for 4-5 days. Right when we have to drive into Canada past Destruction Bay, where the name is appropriate!

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2016 Trip to Alaska

Aug 10, 2016 - Anhcorage

August 10, 2016 The Alaska Zoo is not your typical zoo! This zoo provides homes for more than 130 orphaned or injured animals from both the arctic and subarctic climates. It is also home to other non-native species including Bactrian camels, Amur tigers, snow leopard and Tibetan Yak. The non-native species came from other world zoos because of the specialty of the Anchorage zoo. For most exhibits there was an explanation of how and why the animal was residing in the zoo. For most, the animals would not have survived had they not been...

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Aug 9, 2016 - Anchorage

August 9, 2016 When I started the blog of our trips 4 years ago, my intent was to record interesting facts about the trip that we would want to remember or thought were unusual. We have been so fascinated with Alaska and have learned so much that at the end of the day my usual stream of conscience writing misses lots of the fun things. I wake in the middle of the night remembering what I should have written. In the morning it is more adventures and no going back! Anchorage’s extensive trail system is one of the best in the country...

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Aug 9, 2016 - anchorage

Aug 9-12 Anchorage is 239 miles and 7.5 hour drive. We are staying at the Golden Nugget RV Park. The road had some rough spots, we got some more of Alaska’s Other Season, ROAD CONSTRUCTION. Since, it rained off and on all day, we did not get to see Denali. Margaret was disappointed but we might try to take a float plane(flight seeing) trip on a clear day to see it. We had a 6 hour Bus tour of Anchorage, and the surrounding area. We saw a movie about Anchorage and the Iditarod. It was a pretty good movie. Afterward, Margaret, Bill, Mel and...

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Aug 8, 2016 - Anchorage, AK

August 8, 2016 Today we have a 115 mile drive to Anchorage through the Alaskan Range along a variety of rivers and creeks that provide excellent fishing. We had overcast skies and intermittent rain but nice mountain vistas. We stopped in Wasilla (population 8,700) not because Sarah Palin was a 2 term mayor there. We wanted to visit the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Headquarters which was a bit west of town. We became fascinated with the dogs and mushers with our Denali dogsled visit. Dogsleds really opened the state in the early 1900’s when...

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Aug 5, 2016 - Day 40 Anchorage

Day 40. Golden Nugget RV Park. Uneventful drive back to Anchorage. Got a much better campsite at this park this time. Not amongst the full timers. Dropped the trailer and went to pick up Karen and Wade where they had to return their motorhome. Then went downtown to dinner. We were told about the Glacier Brew Pub. Didn't have reservations, so we had an hour and a half wait. It was Friday night. Karen and I wandered around shopping. Had halibut which was very good, but salmon dip was not good. John and I split the dinner which was plenty. It...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Jul 21, 2016 - Day 25 Anchorage, AK

Day 25. Still in Golden Nugget RV Park. Woke up to rain this AM. We were going to take the truck and trailer to the car wash. The stuff they put on the roads in the construction area to keep the dust down sticks like cement. Some spots have a half inch of the stuff. Could smell the smoke from the Seward Hwy fire. Went shopping at Fred Meyer. It's a Kroger store and like a super Wal Mart with clothes, bank, even a liquor store (though that was in a separate area). There was a hair salon next door, so I got my hair cut. Not the greatest, but...

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Alaska...Again 2016

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