Valdez & McCarthy – Saving the Best for Last! 4

I know, I know! We crossed back into the lower 48 on October 1 and I haven’t written a blog post since then. I’m afraid that Alaska completely wore me out! I know it sounds funny but we did maintain a pretty frenetic pace from the time we crossed over […]

Day Trips, Little Whales, and Big Bears! – The Kenai, Part 4. 2

From our base at Deep Creek, we had fun exploring the west coast of the Kenai. We took a day trip to the town of Kenai and Captain Cook State Recreation Area with the Wynns, stopping of at Kassik’s Kenai Brewing for a flight of tasty concoctions. We were impressed […]

Hope and Whittier – The Kenai, Part 3. 5

I suppose that by definition all full-time RVers have chosen “the road less traveled” but among those full-timers you’ll find a full range of preference for the places they choose to explore. We have friends who enjoy exploring urban areas and stealth camping in cities, and others who want to […]

Beaches and Sunsets and Eagles, Oh My! The Kenai, Part 2 8

We bid farewell to Seward and headed toward the west coast of the Peninsula. We had hoped to spend some time camping right on the Russian River with its gorgeous green waters and fantastic salmon fishing, but we visited near the peak of salmon season and this part of the […]

Seward – The Kenai, Part 1 6

We said goodbye to Denali and the interior, and headed south toward the Kenai Peninsula. The Kenai bills itself as Alaska’s Playground due to the myriad rivers offering salmon fishing, the gorgeous coastal scenery, and a wealth of recreational activities. You must pass through Anchorage to reach the Kenai, and […]

Wildflower Summer 11

This post simply celebrates the Summer of the Wildflower. We’ve been living in the Keys for 20+ years and there are very few annuals, perennials, or wildflowers there, so I’m the first to admit that we might be more susceptible to wildflower charms than the usual tourist to Canada & […]

A ( broken ) hitch in our plans on the Yukon Highway 1

Prior to crossing the border into Canada, we spent a couple of weeks preparing for our Alaskan/Canadian adventure in Great Falls, MT. One of our tasks was to add a spare tire to our RV, which did not come with one from the factory. This is pretty common with modern […]

Alaska RV Travel – The Down & Dirty 5

When we left Montana on May 30, the summer seemed to stretch endlessly before us and we thought that 2 1/2 months would be more than enough time to get our fill of Alaska. As I write this post on August 7, more than half of our planned trip is […]

Talkeetna and the Old Denali Highway 5

The first teams to summit Mt. McKinley aka Denali had it rough: they spent weeks via horse, mule, dog sled and on foot just trying to get to the mountain itself, and then spent weeks more establishing camps to support their summit attempts, and reaching the summit itself. [Another fun […]

Denali Really is a Great One 1

We left Fairbanks and headed south to Denali National Park and Preserve. Denali the mountain, also referred to as Mt. McKinley, is the highest peak in North America and third highest in the world at 20,320′ tall. It’s so tall that it makes its own weather, and only 30% of […]

Fairbanks, the Midnight Sun, and the Arctic Circle. 1

FAIRBANKS and the SOLSTICE We arrived in Fairbanks on June 18, 2015 just in time for all of the summer solstice festivities! Fairbanks schedules a ton of activities including a huge street fair, the Midnight Sun Baseball Game, the Midnight Sun 10K run, and even a midnight golf scramble. There […]

A look at the stats after 7 months 5

JULY 20, 2015 Today marks 7 months to the day that we drove out of the Keys to begin our Big Adventure! Eric and I can hardly believe it – the time has flown and it seems we’ve hardly blinked. We have been having a fantastic time and have taken […]

Alaska: We Made It! Also, “The Whole Danged State’s on Fire!” 4

We crossed back into the U.S. at Poker Creek, Alaska on June 16, 2015! The Poker Creek border crossing facility is both the northern-most in North America as well as the one at the highest elevation (4,127′) and is shared by crossing guards from both countries. I can’t remember where […]

Living the WILD life 1

We are constantly getting requests for more wildlife pics, so this post is all about shameless pandering and making you say “squee”! In addition to the critters captured here, we have also seen (but have either been unable to pull over or unable to get an in-focus shot) big-horn sheep, […]