Chilly Cassiar

Just doing what we do today – driving. It was quite cold last night, which lead to a frigid morning with lots of frost that stayed until noon. We bundled up, cranked the heater and eventually thawed out. This all, of course, was after our tail pipe practically fell off. We figure the...

Rock the Cassiar

Today we cranked the tunes and hit the road. We made our way out of Whitehorse and drove as long and as far as we could making our way down to British Columbia and the infamous and beautiful Cassiar Highway. Andrew did most of the driving because I’ve picked up a little cold and am not...

I heart driving

We’ve just been driving along today and seeing lots of beautiful mountain scenery. Stopping along the way to be a little silly. This afternoon we pulled into Whitehorse – we’re looking forward to a couple days of visiting our...

Autumn in Alaska

Last night it got dark before we found somewhere to sleep so we just park near a river in Copper Landing. In the morning we found there was a campsite on the other side – although it was already closed for the season. So we headed over to the Copper Lodge for breakfast and some wi-fi....

Back at it

After sleeping in, we got ourselves sorted, said our good byes and hit the road in the late afternoon. Once we were driving, we immediately recognized how much the fall colours had taken over since we last drove the road. In Palmer, we made a stop for some groceries and gas before moving on....

All East From Here

Andrew to me: “Do you think seagulls are the Eagulls of the sea?”. Just one of those moments that makes you laugh. We said good-bye to Homer today after sleeping in this morning. We were on a trek this morning with a goal to find an Eagle to take photos of. Despite the fact that...

Slow Drive South

We left Soldotna this morning, staying in the Fred Meyers parking lot after arriving in the dark last night. They seem to really encourage overnight parking, it’s practically a campsite. We left early and made it to after a slow drive down the coast Homer. I must say, generally the pull...

Chasing Mountains

We left Nenana today and are back on the road. Before leaving though, we checked out their Cultural Center on the outskirts of town. Three other tour busses had the same idea so the place was pretty jammed. It was cool though, there was some animal hides, local art and some displays of the...

Welcome to Alaska

This morning we woke up in a cloud at the top of the world. The border crossing that was in sight before going to sleep last night, was not even visible this morning. A bit of breakfast with our delicious blueberries and we made our way to the border. The crossing itself posed no real issue,...

Mud Bath

Today we’re headed out of Inuvik. We finally got to stop into the local info centre to see if there was anything we were missing. We’ve tried visiting for the past two days but they’ve closed early every day and we end up just missing them. It’s a neat little place. We...

Dempster Detour

This morning started off with a tour group stopping by the Tombstone Mountain Park sign where we were parked for the night – we were busy munching down breakfast in the front seatbefore hitting the road. We were looking at them looking at us while their guide was doing her talk. I felt...

Road to Gold

Sleeping-in has been a bit of a luxury lately, and today we got to indulge. Enjoying a lazy morning we eventually dragged ourselves out to do some last minute errands in the afternoon before we leave. After the grocery store we noticed that our van was leaking a bit. We’ve been having a...

Wild Alaskan Highway

Today was a whole day of driving along the Alaskan Highway – we didn’t do much other than drive, eat, fill up, and see tons of animals. We also made a quick stop into the Laird Hot Springs which has by far the hottest we’ve been in. It is also a natural setting instead of a...

Mile 0 and 30000 kms

We were up early this morning, eventually realising we’ve gained (i.e. gone back) another hour. We found this out by accident when we found the store closed despite being open at 8 am and our clocks indicating the time was 8:30 am . No cell signal means no automatic time updates on the...

Makin’ miles

Today the objective was to make it to Dawson Creek – We didn’t really make it all that far yesterday and so we wanted to get some miles behind us. Hinton was a good stop-over despite the fact we didn’t originally intend on stopping there last night. We made a quick detour at...

Coverin Ground

We’ve not done much else today but work and drive. We checked out Tallahassee for a bit, and then went to the Apalachicola National Forest for the evening, catching a sight of the sun just as it was setting over the Camel Lake. We’re enjoying the National Forests in Florida...

Toll-rific

So we’re doing a fair bit of driving today. We’re definitely on the northern route – seeing more Ontario plates in a day than we have all trip. We opted to hug the coast but stick to major roadways which means we hit a couple toll roads. Unfortunately we’ve found that...

Quirky A1A

I was feeling pretty sick today, I’m not quite sure what it was but it started with a headache last night and all I felt like doing was sleeping. So I did. Meanwhile, Andrew drove us south the whole way down the A1A highway (the eastern Florida coastal highway). From what I saw, it was...

From Peaches to Oran...

Today we left the family and continued on our journey.  We really had a brilliant time while we were there and did not deserve all the special treatment we received. Unfortunately though, the one thing that was missing for much of our time there was warm weather. We were constantly told the...

Passports please!

Today we officially set off on our southern adventure, three days later than we planned and two weeks later than we originally would have liked. Nevertheless – we departed! Which is, a mini accomplishment as the list of things holding us back seemed to be never ending.  The final thing was to...