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Aug 18, 2017 - Anchorage

Jul 25 – Aug. 1: ANCHORAGE: On Jul 25th we drove from Ninilchik to Seward (also on the Kenai Peninsula). Dave and Cara left us here and headed back south. Ron and Mary are still with us. We had a lovely scenic drive to Seward which is situated on the water at the head of Resurrection Bay and beside the Kenai Fjords National Park. We took a scenic boat tour up one of the fjords to Holgate Glacier and saw lots of sea life, birds and beautiful scenery. We couldn’t have asked for a calmer day at sea! Then a stop in Portage and from here we...

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Aug 7, 2017 - Back on line

I bet you thought I was done sending out journal updates. Sorry to say that is not the case. I was just too cheap to pay the highway robbery fees the cruise ship wanted to charge for internet. We had a fantastic time in Denali, on the cruise, wandering Vancouver Island, and now ending up in Vancouver. Over the next few days I will back track to where I left off. It will be like binge watching a favorite TV show. Ok, that may be pushing it a bit. Everywhere we went, we were told that the weather is usually not this warm or dry. After the...

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Jul 19, 2017 - Arrived in Anchorage

We arrived in Anchorage last night. The weather is cool, rainy, and visability is very limited. I know there are mountains around us but I haven't been able to see them. We altered our plans to do mostly indoor activities. We visited the Alaska Museum, the Native American Heritage Center, a fishing bridge where we were supposed to see salmon jumping, (no fish jumping) and some galleries downtown. No pictures to attach because none taken. It is far too rainy to really see anything. Friends of ours in Skyestone gave us an extensive list of...

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Jul 19, 2017 - Elmendorf AFB Famcamp

Departed Centennial RV Park and literally moved across the highway to Elmendorf AFB Famcamp since our plans for Homer went askew. Bill and Merrilee were able to take a day trip down to visit with one of Bill's work friends, Ron....now works on tour airplanes!

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Jul 15, 2017 - Centennial RV Park - Anchorage

We rolled into Anchorage and all felt like we had arrived back in civilization after being in the outback for so long lol. The RV park is actually a city park and is in the process of rebuilding, but was good for our purposes and was nice because we had big sites in the trees which was a treat after some of our "parking lot" RV parks! The first thing we did was take the trolley around town to get a nice overview of the city and of course do some serious trinket and bead shopping. We also stopped by Ship Creek and watch some people catching...

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Jun 11, 2017 - End of the cruise - now heading north of Alaska and onto The Yukon

Wow! What a fantastic week we have just had. Seven days on the Noordam cruise - through the Inside Passage, into Glacier Bay and then across the Gulf of Alaska. Currently in Anchorage for a couple of days. Our first day was at sea, that gave us a chance to get our sea legs and know Port from Starboard.. Ports visited on the way up included: Ketchikan, interesting once gold mining town with a reputation. Creek street is built over the water, Dolly's house and the Married Man Trail are sign posted. The next day was Juneau, again a gold mining...

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May 1, 2017 - Tok to Anchorage. 2017 spring trip complete.

5-1-17 Tok to Anchorage, Spring 2017 trip complete As is our habit, we were on the road at 6:30AM,( 22457 miles). I guess we are anxious to get home. The weather was perfect and most of the damaged road behind us. Because of the clear sunny skies, the rarely seen, (by me), Mt St Elias was out in full view. A good day for road tripping. We had some excitement on the road near Sutton. This stretch of old road that is narrow and winding. We came upon a Cow moose and her calf crossing the road and narrowly avoided a collision. Spence was...

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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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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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