Bill & Sandy’s Alaska Antics Video

I created a video covering the Alaska and Yukon portions of this trip after we returned home. Hosted on YouTube, it is complete with background music and voiceover. It’s 65 minutes long so be prepared for an extended sit down. Enjoy!

Getting Ready

May 29, 2013 Its been a few years since we limbered up our Aliner “Tin Tent” pop-up camper. Our 2006 “Tin Tent Tour” was the big one and our first real trip in the camper. Our only camping trip since that time was in 2008 with friends, Sandy & Dave Netting, when we toured Canada’s … Read more

Lancaster, PA, to Onsted, MI

Lancaster, PA, to Blue Knob SP, Imbler, PA Saturday, June 1, 2013 Hot, sunny, 90º At last! We left our home after a picture-taking session with neighbor, Mary Kay, at 3:40 in the afternoon. It had been a hectic day, doing all the final little things that needed to be done as we left our … Read more

Onsted to Ignace, MI

W J Hayes SP to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore, MI Tuesday, June 4, 2013 54º at 8:20 am; Sunny then evening showers falling to low 50s We got a fairly early start and had breakfast at Harold’s Place in Brooklyn, MI, a few miles west of the park. Very good! Passing through Ludington, on … Read more

St Ignace to Gladstone, MI

Straits State Park, St Ignace, MI Friday, June 7, 2013 Cool morning, Beautiful, Bright & Sunny Afternoon It seemed like an excellent day to visit Mackinac Island. So, we bought tickets to ride the Star Line Ferry to the island. In case you’re not familiar with the island, it does not permit motorized vehicles except … Read more

Gladstone, WI, to Mitchell, SD

Gladstone to La Crosse, WI Sunday, June 9, 2013 Sunny and warmer to rain later We need to speed things up a bit so miles were a bigger priority today. Highlight #1 was a stop in Green Bay to see Lambeau Field. Not that we are big fans but it is sort of cool to … Read more

Mitchell to Rapid City, SD

Mitchell to Badlands NP, SD Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Shorts and tee shirt weather, first in a week, mostly sunny with highs in the low 80s Destination: Badlands NP; Route: I-90. Nuf said? The overlook from the Lewis & Clark visitor center at Chamberlain on the east side of the Missouri River was impressive. It … Read more

Rapid City, SD, to Billings, MT

Rapid City to Hill City, SD Thursday, June 13, 2013 Sunny & windy, high 60s Today’s big event was to be Mount Rushmore which is in the Black Hills National Forest. Approaching the area, you are struck by how dark the mountains look. The name, a translation of the Indian name for the place, look … Read more

Billings, MT, to Radium Hot Springs, BC

Billings, MT Saturday, June 15, 2013 Sunny & clear, windy, high 70s Today marks the beginning of our third week out. We rose early, and showered. Bill worked on the website most of the day. Meanwhile, Sandy did laundry for the first time since we hit the road. She also reorganized the storage of gear … Read more

Radium Hot Springs, BC, to Banff, AB

Radium Hot Springs, BC Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Heavy rain & overcast, hit mid-60s late pm with sun peeking through Radium Family Restaurant served us an excellent breakfast. We spent the morning doing some trip planning through July 6, our reservation in Denali. It’s getting close now and we want to make sure we visit … Read more