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Apr 22, 2013 - Issues...
Well heck, the dealer here in Anchorage received an Alpine White bike that was gathered from another dealer, but... This bike has a grey and black seat on it though. A different seat than the one advertised for this color selection (this seat is the one shown on the black selection)and, in my opinion, a less attractive selection than the one I had anticipated. I had decided earlier to take this bike since the one I special ordered is still in route and is about a month out as I write. This new bike had options on it that I had not ordered...Jump to full entry
Mar 2, 2013 - New tool.
Today I ordered a new tool for this trip. I ordered a new 2013 GS1200 Adventure. I have to admit it was not necessary, since my 2007 is still in fine condition, but I am getting older and, well, life is short. Now if it arrives in time for the planned May departure date all will be great. I need to receive it by about the end of April or I will be a bit rushed to get the bags on it and put the 600 miles or so on it before hitting the road. But, I don't have to leave on any particular date so I guess it is not a big deal. Anyway, decisions...Jump to full entry
Jan 25, 2013 - "Without first a dream, there is nothing."
I found this site while researching a back-road trip through Canada. I thought I might as well record this trip for history, or why ever folks record their lives on these media sites. I have made DVD's of previous trips but they seem to only be interesting to me, so since there are so many of you out there, I thought I would expand my baseline and see if any of you find such rambles interesting. This will be my eighth motorcycle trip through Canada and the US. I have to date logged 90,000 miles on two BMW motorcycles traveling around the...Jump to full entry
Oct 3, 2012 - #9 Anchorage - Cultural aspects
#9 Anchorage - Cultural & Educational aspects; - Museums and Gardens and such As much as we enjoy our primitive campgrounds, off-the-beaten track explorations, and end-of-the-road adventures, the city centers have a lot to offer as well. Generally they hold more interest for me than for Marvin, who is content to save the entrance fee, stay with Cappy and view the exhibits by proxy when I get back with my usual staggering quota of photos. I had collected info and brochures, and I had plans for our visit to Anchorage. My top priority was a...Jump to full entry
Sep 17, 2012 - # 7 Marvin's report on Denali NP
#7 Marvin's report on Denali NP When I thought of Alaska, I imagined a vast wilderness peopled by a few hardy souls, and lots of wild animals. I knew there were a couple of cities (Anchorage and Fairbanks), a few outposts, and some small seaports along the southeast archipelago. But what attracted me most was the scenery, the wilderness, and the animals. I had very little interest in the cities, or in tourist resorts. (Of course, Ann wants to see and do it all…) Denali National Park is a wildlife preserve which tries to keep wild things...Jump to full entry
Sep 4, 2012 - So long!
It wasn't raining this morning! Got up at 6:30 so that we had plenty of time to get packed up and make the 42-mile trek from Palmer to Anchorage to return the RV by 10:00. At that time, we were still gasing up the RV & filling the propane tank. No problem, no penalty. We have nothing but good things to say about ABC Motorhome Rental. Their "half-price sale" season (late spring & late summer) made the trip more affordable. I'd take an RV trip again...just don't know where. If you are considering a trip such as this, we'd be happy to talk to...Jump to full entry
Aug 25, 2012 - Day 57
Another relaxing day. Made chili for us and our friends who came over for dinner. As we were finishing dinner, Zander noticed two moose near our campsite. It turned out to be a cow and two calves. Momma was being hard to photograph, but the calves were cooperative.Jump to full entry
Aug 23, 2012 - Day 55
Rain had started during the night, after two beautiful days, and continued shortly into the morning. As we left Seward, we made a brief detour, about 8 miles one way, to Exit Glacier. The ranger station for the Exit Glacier is about 1.3 miles from the glacier, with hiking trails to three different points to observe the glacier. You can actually hike up to and walk on the glacier. Since it had been raining, we opted not to do the hiking, even to the shortest viewing point. We then returned to the Seward Highway proceeded towards Anchorage,...Jump to full entry
Aug 20, 2012 - Anchorage/Moose's Tooth Pizza
We are back in Alaska and ready to continue our travels. Mostly ran errands and prepped the new holder for the motorcycle on the swivel wheel. Mom had everything clean so just had to pack it all away before we head out in the morning. Kacy and Matt told us of their friends from Marching Chiefs at FSU that had moved here and we met them for dinner at The Moose's Tooth. Josh and Mary Kate recommended it. Good beer and every kind of pizza you could imagine! All were really good. We heard the story of how Mary Kate found a librarian job here...Jump to full entry
Aug 19, 2012 - # 6 Ferry to Kenai Penninsula, Aug 6 - 12
#6 Ferry to Kenai Penninsula, Aug 6 - 12 Our second week in AK started in Valdez, and ended in Anchorage, with most of the week spent touring the Kenai Peninsula, known for its scenery and for wildlife and for fishing. Instead of driving from Valdez to Anchorage, a round about route of over 300 miles, we elected to take the vehicle ferry across Prince William Sound to Whittier near the top of the Kenai Peninsula. Besides saving gas, it would give us a look at some of Alaska's glaciers from the sea. The downside of this decision was...Jump to full entry
Aug 19, 2012 - Back to Anchorage
Har stayed with his friends since he was out till 2ish even though we had a bed for him, but came to our room when the others checked out and headed home at 8am. We dropped Harry off at the airport as soon as we packed up for space A travel. He also checked "my bag" early since it was really a new motorcycle holder in a box that weighed 42 pounds. Then Har and I went to have a light bite to eat before he brought me back to the airport to wait for my flight. He was exhausted and I just sent him home to rest before a trip tomorrow to San...Jump to full entry
Aug 18, 2012 - Anchorage - Day #6/Oklahoma Citiy
This is another laid back day. It has been grey all day. I talked to Jackie. They were driving rental car from Enid, OK back to Oklahoma City where they will fly from tomorrow to return here to Anchorage. I have continued to work on updating the trip journal. We are caught up now except for photos. That is Harry or Jackie's job. I am not checked out on that part. Bill enjoyed watching a couple football games. Surprised we got them up here in AK. He enjoys them. I do other things while it is going on. Read a book or crochet. It works. Now...Jump to full entry