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Aug 1, 2016 - Delta Junction, AK

We finally got off of the dirt roads at TOK Alaska where we had a group washing of the trailers and motorhomes in our caravan. They were all heavily covered by dirt and mud. We passed through Delta Junction on our way on up to Fairbanks. This is where the highway crosses over the Alaska Pipeline and follows it north. This is the northern end of the Alaska Highway (ALCAN Highway).

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Jul 23, 2016 - North Pole

We are on the move this morning! Heading towards Tok. We quickly came to the town of North Pole. Karen was looking for the visitors center and we found it. The daily stats are interesting, look at the the sunrise and sunset times. It is interesting in itself as a log cabin with a sod roof. The lady there said this is what they live in at the North Pole. Karen got the info she needed and we were off in search of Santa's house. We found it but it would have been easier if they had a few signs around town. We made a loop around the elf's...

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Jun 30, 2016 - Delta Junction

Left Chicken, which was probably the oddest town I have been to and don't care to go again, and drove to Tok. This is a trip of about 75 miles which took at least 2 hours. More bad, unpaved roads and road construction. Part of the time we had to follow a pilot car. Had lunch and kept on driving to Delta Junction. The claim to fame for Delta Junction is that it is the end of the Alaskan Highway and had a marker to prove it. Unfortunately, it was raining much too hard to take a picture in front of the monument. This is mile 1422 of the...

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Mar 11, 2016 - Delta Junction

We stayed in Delta Junction for two nights, at the Garden BnB which has lovely floral garden displays in the short summer months. Which looked nice on the website. Certainly a little different this time of year! We stayed in the Tundra Rose cabin, which was a nice new cabin and had it's own kitchen. Our accommodation included a cooked breakfast in the main house so we didn't use the kitchen. However wifi would have been good, but alas it wasn't working so we went into town to use the library wifi. The sign on the library reminds people...

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Jul 1, 2015 - Into Alaska

7-1-15 Alaska Because of the nice Walmart with a Starbucks nearby I lingered around a bit it Whitehorse. Its hard to leave the luxury of working WiFi and good coffee in the morning. I did finally leave at 9:30 AM. The weather is still perfect and traffic light which surprised me a little since today is “Canada Day” and lots of people are off work. There was a delay near Haines Junction due to a Canada Day parade in progress. From Burwash Landing until the border is the part of this trip I have been dreading. There is about 100 miles of road...

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Jun 7, 2015 - Finishing the Alaska Highway

An uneventful drive of a little more than an hour from Deadman's Lake and we arrived in Tok. Tok seems to be the junction for a lot of roads, which we will explore later. It is also the first grocery store in Alaska and first cell phone signal! I called mom to let her know where we were, and sent messages to the kids. We are staying in an RV park that has Wi-Fi, and truck and RV wash. Everyone stopping here has very dirty rigs from that last 100 kilometers of Canada which has a lot of frost heaves, construction and gravel. The roads still...

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Jun 3, 2015 - Delta Junction AK - Delta State Recreation Site

Delta Junction is the end of the Alaska Highway. Because Rog and I decided to go to Dawson City and come to Alaska via the Top of the World Highway, we missed the stretch of the Alaska Highway from Whitehorse to Delta Junction. That means, we can’t say we drove the entire Alaska Highway. Not to worry, though, we plan to rectify that on our way back to the lower 48 in a couple of months. We’ll rejoin the highway on our way out of Alaska and drive back to Whitehorse before heading south through British Columbia. It’s cold and rainy here in...

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Retired at Last!

Jun 1, 2015 - Art's Birthday

Today we saw the end of the highway. Art rolled the RV into Delta Junction mile 1422 of the Alaskan highway. We've done it! Thru snow and rain we traveled the last miles of this long and winding road. We pulled into the info center for pictures and our Alaskan highway certificates. Today was also a happy day for Art as he celebrates his 30th birthday. We celebrated the beginning of this milestone day with a wonderful lunch of potato pancakes. Well lunch is finished and Rosina is taking us on to Fairbanks. With Kathy navigating and Art and...

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Rolling Vacation

Jul 16, 2014 - Top of the World Highway

Wednesday, July 16 Another long day on the road. Day started with filling up the RV - $1.599/L = OUCH! Will be glad to get to Alaska for the cheaper gas prices. The only way to get to the Tops of the World Highway from Dawson City is to take the free ferry across the Klondike River. We were the 4th RV in line and made the trip across in about 5 minutes. Cars were lined up on the other side ready to head over to Dawson. This is one of the most scenic drives in Canada but unfortunately it was raining. The highway is 78 miles long from...

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Jul 16, 2014 - Delta Junction, AK

That 70 kms I spoke about yesterday took us an hour and 3/4. More pilot vehicle, hugh dust clouds, but we made it to the border. We crossed into Alaska about 8 o'clock this morning (smooth and efficient). Alaska has its own time zone so now we are 4 hours behind Ontario. 5 minutes into Alaska, we stopped for fuel. $4.75.9 a US gallon. Good thing we already had 1/2 a tank. Pulled into Delta Junction (gas $4.29.9 gal) to Smith's Green Acres RV Park at 12:30 local time. Need to do some laundry and stock up on a few groceries.

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2014 Alaska Trip

Jul 14, 2014 - Tangle Lakes

Stopped at Eielson AFB and then on to Delta Junction. A few of the Alaskans who we have visited suggested Richardson Highway and the Tangle Lakes. On the way South we passed Army range facilities. During my last couple years flying, I led a deployment of several B-52s to Eielson AFB where we did live weapon bomb runs at these ranges. Often this way we see the Alaska pipeline As we headed further down the Richardson we saw some of the beauty of this area as clouds blocked the rest. Tangle Lakes, off the Denali Highway (paved from Paxson to...

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Jun 13, 2014 - The Alaska Highway

Friday, June 6: After a “false start” late Thursday evening, we finally departed the Cummins Western Canada (Hinton) parking lot this morning (the last engine part was installed at 7 a.m.). How nice to be back in our house and on the road. We left the beautiful snow-capped mountains as we traveled north and west through Grande Cache and Grande Prairie, then into Dawson Creek, British Columbia. We have arrived at Mile Marker Zero of the Alaska Highway!! Only 1488 miles to Fairbanks, AK. Sightseeing in Dawson Creek included Mile Marker Zero...

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