Before I get into the actual post, I want to apologize for the lack of updates. The places where I’ve had a good cell signal have also been locations where we’ve been really busy. And we’re back in Canada, which means Verizon restricts me to a half of a GB, which is nothing. I can’t move the pictures to the website with that amount of bandwidth. WiFi, if offered, is nearly universally useless at most campgrounds. And then we started down the Cassiar Highway, and I lost even cell service for several days. We are getting much closer to the border, and there should be no issues once I cross back into the U.S. on August 7th. Continue reading “Day Forty One: Cruising Prince William Sound”
The Fourth of July was our first full day in Valdez, and it was free from group activities except for dinner that evening. Before we get going, go put on your Depends or get a catheter. I took a boatload of pictures, and had to cull through hundreds to bring you the best thirty or so. Continue reading “Day Forty: Celebrating the Fourth of July in Valdez”
I liked the RV park in Tok; we all got to wash the worst of the dirt/mud off the rigs, and there were actual trees and grass in the RV park and between sites. In fact, the site I had featured a tree that was within millimeters of my off door slide, but it fit. And there was a large-ish tree at the very front of my site on the driver’s side. Continue reading “Day Thirty Nine: Tok to Valdez”
Ah, Chicken. Located on the Taylor Highway (AK-5), which is not maintained in the winter, Chicken had a 2010 census population of 7. Summer months swell the population, of course, but it is completely off the grid and proud of it. Continue reading “Day Thirty Eight: Chicken”
At the very beginning of this trip, we were introduced to the motto ‘No Bad Days in Alaska’. We were even given stickers for our vehicles that said this.
It was a lie.
Dawson Creek is the start of the Alaska Highway. They have the “Mile Zero” signpost, and a lot of the town is geared to the tourism this generates. I have to admit, it’s a cool place to visit. I learned all about the Alaska Highway and was excited to get going. First, we had to meet in a log meeting house in the Pioneer Village, which is attached to the Mile Zero campground, where we were staying. Continue reading “Day Twenty Seven: Mile Zero”
I have to meet everyone in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on June 11. I’m planning to be in the area earlier than that, as my last post detailed. From Idaho, we’ll leave to head towards Banff and Jasper. Continue reading “The Alaskan Itinerary”