Skagway, Closed

We took a drive over to the panhandle of Alaska today to visit Skagway. The US town is a favourite of Yukon locals because it is fairly close to Whitehorse (175kms | 110 miles) and the scenery makes for a very nice little drive. Along the way we hit a mini snow ‘storm’. We were...

Border Foods

Our last day in Alaska and now we’ve seen it all. As we’ve been going along we’ve seen a ton of animals and we were very much hoping to see a bull moose at some point. Today, we did. Though it was not what we were expecting… WARNING: The following is slightly graphic....

Local Amenities

It was still raining on and off as we drove into town to get some groceries and charge up the battery. It seems that Homer has everything to offer; there is amazing scenery, ample fishing, a couple grocery stores, several restaurants, cafes, pubs, a brewery, a meadery, small movie theatre,...

Tourists

Today we got some work done and then wandered around the Homer Spit grabbing lunch at the Lands End Restaurant’s – the Chart Room. Fairly tasty and reasonable value – more than we were expecting for what seems like a fairly touristy place. The weather is better than...

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...

Check and Check

Today’s the day – we woke up, and peaked outside, and found we were no longer in a cloud! The fog cleared and there was no rain so it was time to fly to a glacier! Today our list was going to get some attention – we are completing two things! So getting to the glacier we...

Hibernation Mode

We were trying to go on a tour today but the weather in Seward was rain for the absolute entire day. Since what we want to do is really weather dependant we are going to try again tomorrow. So, with a soggy forcast and no real plans, we pretty much went into hibernation mode after doing a...

Domestic and Wild

We left our friends this afternoon after a fantastic home-cooked lunch of halibut with a smoked salmon salad. We really have been eating very well lately. Both the food and the geniality have been truly Alaskan and absolutely phenomenal. We headed south – first reaching Anchorage. What...

Get’r Done

Today was all about getting stuff done – we had a mound of laundry to do, a ton of groceries to eat, and some van projects to work on. Since we were at a campsite laundry was not a big problem it was just plain convenient. When we’re at a campsite it also tends to mean we eat...

Alaskan-made

We continued on to Fairbanks today grabbing our necessities in town. Gas, Groceries, and some local beer. Amongst our groceries we sought out some Alaskan specialities including Caribou Steak Alaska and Polish Reindeer Sausage. On our way out of town we also found some Muskox but they...

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,...

Real NOLA

So this morning we opted to get some laundry done. We neglected it for long enough and although it wouldn’t normally be needed since we exploded our milk all over the van we had only a few towels to mop it up with and they were due for a wash. So we spent the better part of the morning...

Bead Town

Sleeping in the city can be tricky sometimes you can’t always pick your perfect spot. Last night we with an intense lean, so much so it was almost feels like Dr. Seuss with everything slightly off kilter. Even lying in bed was uncomfortable because you’re fighting gravity a bit.We...

Mardi madness

So you have to do it once in life but it is definitely madness. We’re still on Florida time so we were up especially early in the morning. Parades started at 8 we were wandering down St. Charles avenue at around 7:30am. Some people had definitely been there for hours and had their whole...

Loony Lundi

Driving the final stretch today we made it to New Orleans just in time. We quickly discovered the roads here are awful and the van was being bounced around like mad. We’ve been hearing a distinct a scraping sound whenever we hit a really hard bump which makes us concerned it’s our...

Puppy love

Driving out of the National Park we passed a little “farmers” market which we checked out. They weren’t really selling produce – more like, knitted goods and crafts plus some cookies and cakes. They were also adopting out puppies which, of course, could not go...

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...

Barefoot Beach

We said good-bye to our friend today. We intended on only staying a day but when you have such good company, good food, all in a great setting; why would you want to leave? Before leaving the Naples area we managed to see the beautiful Barefoot Beach – one of the gems in the area. Whats...

Splish-splash

So we had quite a bit of work to catch up on today but were able to do most of it at our friends house – all while being extremely well fed with lots of good company, out in the sunshine. We also jumped in the pool for a bit of a swim. It’s hard to believe it’s the first of...