I was really excited about July 11th. Homer was one of those places I was eager to visit. And, my baby sister, her husband and mother in law were due to fly in to Anchorage late on July 10th, catch some zzzs and then drive down to Homer! Continue reading “Day Forty Seven: Seward to Homer”
Day Forty Six: a Cruise Around Resurrection Bay
A couple of small buses took our group into Seward, where we wandered through a few gift shops while waiting for our boarding time for the Resurrection Bay cruise. There are quite a few boats moored in Seward, and I spent some of my time wandering the dock and looking at them. Continue reading “Day Forty Six: a Cruise Around Resurrection Bay”
Day Forty Five: Alaska Sealife Center
July 9th stands out in my mind for several reasons. First, Jerry and Wendy had made it safely to the RV park! They got there around 1am; Jerry told me later that if it hadn’t been light out past midnight, they would have stopped. One of the advantages of the long days! And our visit to the Alaska Sealife Center is one of my favorite memories. I got what I think are some outstanding pictures. Continue reading “Day Forty Five: Alaska Sealife Center”
Day Forty Four: Palmer to Seward
Before we get into this travel day, I want to apologize for any misunderstanding about my last post. Today is August 12th; the Fantasy tour ended in Ferndale, WA on August 9th. I’m currently in Spangle, but will soon have to leave to make my way back to Indiana. I got way behind on the blog due to many factors that I’ve mentioned earlier, but in blog time we’re only at July 8th. Each post is one day, even if I did next to nothing on that day. There are LOTS of pictures and adventures still to be posted. So stay tuned!
Day Forty Three: Piping Hot in Palmer
It’s over. Done. Finished.
Day Forty Two: Leaving Valdez….
I felt much better after sleeping, though my lips hurt. I didn’t have any aloe to put on my burning skin, which was still radiating heat. I just used some regular lotion and vowed to find aloe in Palmer, which was our destination for this travel day. Continue reading “Day Forty Two: Leaving Valdez….”
Day Forty One: Cruising Prince William Sound
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”
Day Forty: Celebrating the Fourth of July in Valdez
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”
Day Thirty Nine: Tok to 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”
Day Thirty Eight: Chicken
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”