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Jun 30, 2015 - Skagway, Alaska

We made it to Alaska! We departed the Alaska Highway at Jake’s Junction, milepost 836.7, traveled west to Carcross, then south to US Border crossing. There were an impressive scrapes and dents on the US border lane markers left by many a RV driver failing to center the vehicle! The border guy had the TV Dragnet facial expression (stone faced and just the facts ma’am) which was at odds with his stance (on his tippy toes to see into the driver side window, which put him at a height disadvantage). Instead of welcoming us back to the USA he...

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Jun 15, 2015 - Skagway, Alaska - onboard Celebrity Millenium

Monday, June 15, 2015 Onboard Celebrity Millenium - Skagway, Alaska TRAVEL QUOTE OF THE DAY: "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." - Lao Tzu The same can be said of a bike ride too....and today's bike ride felt almost like a thousand miles- uphill! So many hills today....so many..... Woke up at 7 as we pulled into the port of Skagway. As you may recall, we were here on May 29 when we drove in on the highway and took the ferry from here to Haines. That was a perfectly warm sunny day and I was hoping that the weather...

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Jun 13, 2015 - Jumping off point for the Yukon gold fields

This morning as we were getting ready to leave Teslin Lake, there was a knock on the door from an oriental lady asking for assistance. She said her and her husband were parked around the corner from us and they have a flat tire. They are traveling from just north of Montana, they live near Waterton National Park in Alberta. Anyway, we offered to pump up their tire so they could get to town for a repair. We have an onboard air compressor in the motorhome for our air suspension that we could use, but opted to use our portable device in order...

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Dream On

May 29, 2015 - Whitehorse to Skaway

The Klondike Highway-Skagway AK. May 28th 2015 We have just completed the drive to Skagway and back to Whitehorse on the Klondike Highway. Although we were skunked in regards to wildlife, the scenery on this trip was once again spectacular. As with many of our other trips it starts out where the mountains are off in the distance and as you travel further you suddenly realize you are again driving on the mountain roads with cliffs and hair pin turns everywhere you look. We were skunked for the first time as far as wild life is concerned,...

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May 25, 2015 - Skagway Alaska

May 23 – 25 Skagway Before I go into our adventures in Skagway, I must mention my son Ryan. He is the baby of the family and noticed how I have mentioned his brothers several times, but never him. So now I am sending a shout out to Ryan and his wonderful bride Becca. Hi Ryan and Becca! You are now in print! We are looking forward to your visit next month where I am sure you will be mentioned in here a time or two! Skagway is a small town which makes it easy to walk everywhere. It was originally built for the Klondike gold rush, but after...

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May 23, 2015 - Whitehorse to Skagway Alaska! 98 miles

May 22 Whitehorse to Skagway 98 miles Back-tracked a couple of miles down the Alaskan Highway to pick up the Junction for Route 2 to Skagway. This is referred to as the South Klondike Highway. It is thick with history of the Klondike Goldrush and the rugged beauty is amazing. The temperature is about 75 degrees today. We are in shorts and t-shirts despite the snow you see in the photos. This route in to Skagway takes us over the White Pass which we will be exploring again in the next few days. The warm weather is causing snow melt, which...

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Aug 16, 2014 - Skagway, AK

Today was Terry and Tony's boat trip to Juneau. They had to be at the dock at 7:45, needless to say Jim, their driver, was the only one to see them off. Janette and Lon invited Jim and I over for breakfast of sausage, eggs, gravy and biscuits. Verry good. We spent a big part of the day downtown with Cathy and Bob, mostly looking around and then had a light lunch. We then went the the grocery store and after shopping again wondered how people afford to live in this area. The prices are really high. This will make us happy to be back in the...

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Aug 15, 2014 - Whitehorse, YK to Skagway, AK

Left Whitehorse and had no rain, even some sun early. The drive to Skagway is beautiful. There are lots of lakes along the way and the most spectacular one is called Rainbow Lake and it is a beautiful blue. The roadway down to Skagway is along a narrow canyon with high mountains all around and the water, most of the way, along the road. There are many water falls, some very large. We passed what is touted as being the smallest desert near Carcross. At one place there is a suspension bridge across the canyon, but Terry was not interested in...

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Aug 6, 2014 - Skagway

When you think of Alaska, what kind of transportation do you think of? If you’re like me, dogsledding comes to mind instantly. The most famous example is the Iditarod race. This dogsledding race is 1000 miles long, through mountain ranges, frozen rivers, dense forest, and desolate tundra. The temperatures are often far below zero with high winds. While planning our trip, I noticed that they offered several excursions related to dogsledding when we’re in port in Skagway. Obviously, I’m never going to race in the Iditarod but wouldn’t it be...

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Alaska Cruise 2014

Aug 2, 2014 - Skagway,AK

Up early to get the train. It was a narrow gauge that took us 20 some miles up a narrow, winding track into the mountains. Over some bridges and across some beautiful landscape. The track went across the mountain, doubled back, and went up at a 3% rise. We passed an old trestle that made me think of Trucksville. Good thing we didn’t go across it because it didn’t have any track on it. The engines reversed and the first car, which we were on, became the last car. It was a neat ride back. Larry and I spent almost all of the time on the...

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Aug 2, 2014 - Skagway, AK

What a fantastic day trip. If you make the trip to Alaska, the Whitehorse-Skagway Bus/Train trip is a must do! We were picked up (at our campground) about 8:40 and back at the campground at 6:00. The train portion of the trip is about 27 miles long on a narrow gauge railway and went from Fraser, BC to Skagway, AK. Then a 2 hour layover in Skagway and a bus trip back to Whitehorse. The pictures we've posted don't do this trip any justice. Thanks Carrie for the suggestion. Tomorrow is another down day. Need to do some laundry.

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2014 Alaska Trip

Aug 1, 2014 - Skagway,AK

Today was special – we continued our trip with a ferry ride to Skagway, AK. You know, Alaska reminds me of Maine but without the mountains. The weather was glorious today, a great day for a boat ride. This wasn’t any ordinary ferry because we took our RVs on it. It was a late start, but we were in line at the ferry terminal about 10:30. We waited for the ferry to appear and once they were done off-loading everyone and all the cars, we were ready to load, about 12:30. It was one big dance. The load master knew what he was doing. It was a...

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