Category: Alaska

Cycling in Anchorage

Saturday, August 21, 2004 – Today was our last day in Alaska, so we wanted to make it count. Mom slept in while Dad, Jeff and I decided to wake up early to go cycling. We went downtown and rented some bikes. I rented a road bike, while […]

Glacier Flight in Denali

Thursday, August 19, 2004 – On Thursday morning, we had to say goodbye to Denali National Park. We drove south on the George Parks Highway, also know as Highway 3, through Cantwell. Then we headed to the adventure town of Talkeetna. Talkeetna is a colorful little town that […]

Touring Denali National Park

Tuesday, August 17, 2004 – In the morning after breakfast, we grabbed our boxed lunches and headed into Denali National Park. For an early morning guided bus departure that would take us on a tour of the park. Denali is quite different than most national parks in the […]

Gold Mines and Pipelines

Saturday, August 14, 2004 – The next morning after breakfast, we toured the Fairbanks visitor center. It had a grass layered roof with plants grow outside on top of it! Then we headed south back to the town of North Pole. We saw Santa inside and one of […]

Into the Chugach Mountains

Thursday, August 12, 2004 – After checking out of our hotel, we packed up the Durango and drove north back on Highway 1 and later interstate A-1 through Anchorage. North of Anchorage the A-1 becomes the Glenn Highway along the drive to Palmer. We stopped in Palmer, home […]

On to Seward

Tuesday, August 10, 2004 –  The next morning we headed back up Highway 1. We stopped at Anchor Point, North America’s most westerly highway point for photos. We saw beautiful, but also dangerous, Mt. Redoubt in distance. The 10,197 foot is the highest summit in the Aleutian Range, […]

Kayaking in Homer, Alaska

Monday, August 9, 2004 – The next morning, Jeff and I woke up and ate breakfast before walking down to the piers. We decided to go sea kayaking for the first time. Our guide, Allison, took us on her small motorboat called the Harloquin, to a point across […]