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Jun 21, 2014 - Anchorage

21-22 To Anchorage Light drizzle and low ceilings precluded us from seeing the scenic views today as we drove to Anchorage. Enjoyed spending time with a former copilot and his family who are very much into the hunting, fishing, flying, and remote cabin opportunities here as well as their church and Christian school. Also visited friends from our church in Spokane. To Portage Glacier Camped near the glacier.

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Jun 19, 2014 - 6/19, Thursday Anchorage

Hi. Today was our day to do Anchorage. Turned out we had about 6 hours there. First, Paul had to get the oil changed in the car. While he did that, I started looking for a source for Flutie's food. Tried all of Palmer's vets and all on the list that Jessica from Royal Canin supplied. None of them stock the diabetic version of the food. So, I called K-Vet for guidance on what to buy and was told to look for high protein, low carb food. Shopping at Petsmart in Anchorage, we found one (I think, if fat is not a carb) and bought a big bag so we...

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To Alaska and Back

Jun 18, 2014 - Alaska 2014 - Day 5

Well, today Alaska offered up something completely unexpected. Snow. Yeah, June 18th (happy birthday Aunt Kimmy) and it’s snowing. I woke up and listened for rain…nope, cool, I’m going fishing. Put on my boots and coat and open the door to a couple inches of the white stuff. That was at 7:00am and it’s 8:30 and still coming down. Good news is that I think the ground is warm enough that it won’t hang around long. If it ever stops, that is. Because I’m not driving in this. Our plan today was to drive the 3hrs to Valdez and do some laundry,...

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Alaska 2014

Jun 17, 2014 - Anchorage

Cooper Landing is a fishing town. Lots of lakes and rivers and lots of people fishing. I did not bring any fishing gear. Looking at the regulations and the cost of an out of state license, I thought it would be better to buy fish already cooked. In several places we watched people fish, some had good luck, others not so much. We continued to Anchorage. Found a spot just outside town at a State Park. We only spend two days in Anchorage. It is a big city, but we went to several museums.

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Jun 17, 2014 - Anchorage

We've only had two really bad times with mosquitos. The first was the stay at Pickhandle Lake in the Yukon and the 2nd was last night. We try to go in and out of the door quickly. It seems that they can find their way into the camper when everything is closed up. There were 7 of the little buggers in the bathroom this morning! My mosquito language wouldn't surprise most of you but you should hear Linda! She's getting really good at smacking them. We drove the Hatcher Pass Road for 26 miles but it was closed after that. They were grading it...

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Jun 13, 2014 - Anchorage...Family Time, Father's Day, Fred's Birthday

Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, is pretty much just that - a big city. What made this visit special, though, was a weeklong visit from Dyanne, Rick, Carol, Louie, and Janet. Together we sampled Alaskan cuisine, downed local brews, Segwayed around downtown Anchorage (did you notice Carol's punk helmet?), and tried to party till dark. That last one is a real challenge up there in June. After the segway experience we stopped in a local watering hole and found an Alaska classic beer that we had not seen before nor since - Morning Wood...

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Jun 11, 2014 - Anchorage

Ted and I ended up on different flights. So we arrived at different times. Jon and Katie were very patient with us (we didn't have our car yet)so Jon picked us up and we all ate at a restaurant close to our motel and on a lake where there were lots of float planes coming and going. After dinner, Ted got our car and we are ready!!!!!!!!!!

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Jun 10, 2014 - Anchorage at GAHR

We have made it to the Great Alaskan Holiday Rental parking lot. Now to pack and get ready to vacate the RV tomorrow morning. From here we will stay for the night in the city and then take the train to Fairbanks. The train ride is 12 hours. I have never been on a train that long so it will be interesting. And, since the sun doesn't really set, it will be sunny (hopefully) when we get there around 8pm. I must say that it rained all 100+ miles to Anchorage. This made for a few pretty cloud pictures.

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May 24, 2014 - Visiting in Anchorage

Called Marvin’s brother, David, last night to let them know we had safely arrived at the Black Spruce Travel Camp on Fort Richardson. He invited us to come over the next afternoon for dinner as he had found a recipe for a potato soup using a crock pot. Had a really nice visit and delicious meal; however David’s birthday was on Sunday—so suggested we call Marvin’s sister, Linda, to see if we could all get together for a birthday meal together. So Sunday we all met at Longhorn Steak House for dinner. Memorial Day, had a number of errands to...

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May 23, 2014 - Tok to Anchorage

We woke up to frozen water this morning at Sourdough Campground so had to wait until after 9:00 a.m. to get on the road from Tok to Anchorage. The thermostat in the coach only registered 40 degrees this morning, but it obviously was much colder during the night. The day turned out to be a beautiful day, sunny and not too breezy. The mountains and glaciers are gorgeous,but the roads were pretty rough from Tok to Glennallen; however, they cleared up on the way to Palmer except that it has lots of curves and switch backs and steep hills! We...

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Apr 27, 2014 - Home again in Anchorage,. The 2013/2014 trip concludes

4-27-14 Haines Junction, YT to Anchorage, AK. Epilog Got up as the sun was rising over the tree line. A perfect day, sunny, daytime temperatures will be in the 50’s. Great day for a homecoming. I was so anxious I was on the road by 6:30AM. Early Sunday morning I had the road pretty much to myself. I got to Kluane Lake in time to see the sun rise (again) over the mountains. Beautiful. The lake is still frozen. I’m no expert on lake ice, but I’m pretty sure this one will not be out till June. Between Kluane Lake and the Alaska border the...

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Feb 7, 2014 - Back in Alaska

Back in Alaska Julie and I are back in Alaska to warm up! Most of the lower 48 has been colder than Alaska so far this winter. I (Bob) have been back for about a month and Julie has been home for two weeks. We have attended to business and celebrated belated Christmas and New Years with family and friends. We have especially enjoyed reconnecting with our grand-dog Sadie and George the cat. Besides seeing everyone we have missed for several months we were treated to a weekend in a cool cabin in Seward, Alaska compliments of daughter Kate and...

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