Denali NP, AK

Denali NP Monday, July 8, 2013 Overcast, rain showers then partly sunny, mid 60s, rain showers overnight Sandy made pancakes for breakfast after which we worked on the log and talked with some folks camping nearby from Austin, TX. We then caught the 1:00 pm shuttle to Polychrome Overlook to do a short hike. There … Read more

Denali NP to Fairbanks, AK

Denali NP to Fairbanks, AK Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Rain, 48 to 57 F The overnight rain continued as we broke camp during the morning. All was fine until Bill went to back the car up to the camper. Our battery was stone cold dead! There wasn’t anything wrong, exactly. It’s just that the Lexus … Read more

Fairbanks to Delta Junction, AK

Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs and Return Sunday, July 14, 2013 Bright blue sky, mid 80s Bill finished up and posted website updates using Bonnie & Leonard’s Verizon Hot Spot thing-a-ma-jig. And that lead to another day with Bonnie & Leonard in their truck! Chena Hot Springs was the destination this time. The road was … Read more

Delta Junction to Lake Louise, AK

Delta Junction to Tangle Lakes, Denali Hwy, AK Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Overcast, cooler and breezy, low 60s Coffee was on early at The Garden B&B, which is good. And, then, breakfast was excellent with eggs, pancakes, bacon, home fries, juices and coffee. Soon after breakfast we got a call that the camper repairs were … Read more

Lake Louise to Palmer, AK

Lake Louise to Palmer, AK Thursday, July 18, 2013 Mostly cloudy, then sunny & back to overcast, 57 to 75 We were on road by 8:30, carefully traversing the heavy frost heaves back out to the Glenn Highway. The Glenn Highway is considered scenic through most of what we drove that day and it certainly … Read more

Palmer to Talkeetna, AK

Palmer to Talkeetna, AK Saturday, July 20, 2013 Overcast to clearing later, high of mid 70s We were headed back up part of the Parks Highway to Talkeetna today. We noticed a tail light was out on the camper so we stopped at an auto parts store just up the street from the campground for … Read more

Talkeetna to Hope, AK, via Anchorage

Talkeetna to Anchorage, AK Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Mostly sunny, 64 up to 80 We departed Talkeetna somewhat reluctantly today. On the road by 10:45, we made a couple of final stops in town at Hagley’s for coffee and one last photo of McKinley from the beach at the river. Kahiltna Birch Works is located … Read more

Hope to Soldotna, AK

Hope to Soldotna, AK Friday, July 26, 2013 Overcast am at 61º then gorgeous & breezy, high in the 70s We were on the road about 9:30, beginning the day touring through the remainder of Hope. Turns out we’d seen most of it yesterday, anyway! The Sterling Highway was our route for the day. The … Read more

Soldotna to Homer, AK

Soldotna to Homer, AK Sunday, July 28, 2013 Overcast, then clearing, mid 60s We took time for breakfast, a leisurely shower and grocery shopping before getting on the road about 11:45. Our first stop was at a fish counting station, this one at the Kasilof River State Recreation Site. The state takes great care to … Read more

Homer to Seward, AK

Homer to Trail River Campground, AK Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Sunny, mid 60s, cooled off and cloudy later We thought about spending another day in Homer but, after listing the places we still wanted to visit, decided we’d best move on. So, after a very good breakfast at the Sourdough Bakery & Café in town … Read more