Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Well, I haven't been at all good about posting to the blog. I post to Facebook, but loading photos to the blog was getting really irritating, so I stopped. Lately, with our internet connections, loading to FB has been equally so. I see John has been keeping you all up to date. Rather than go back and try to postdate entries, I am just going to make an Alaska album and post that. Assuming anyone reads this, I hope that is okay. Let me know!! Today was a "take it easy" day. We frittered away the morning and visited the University of Alaska Botanical Garden and Experiment Farm. Then had a late lunch/dinner at a strip mall Thai restaurant. DELICIOUS!!! We always have good luck with local Thai, Vietnamese and Indian restaurants. Doesn't matter where we are. Much better than chain restaurants!! And safer than local "American" restaurants... By the way, these cabbages are about 3 feet across. Make a heck of a coleslaw!!

Santaland RV, North Pole, Alaska

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Shuttle Bus ride at Denali

WOW! We just returned from an 8 hour bus ride into the Denali Park. We saw
Moose, Grizzlies, Dahl Sheep, Caribou, a wolf, an Artic Fox, Ground
Squirrel, a Grizzly with her cub, and more moose. Fantastic day.

Tomorrow, we head for Fairbanks.

John & Kathleen

Sunday, July 25, 2010

White Water Rafting in Denali

Fantastic afternoon. We had dry suits, so the water didn't get to us.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Helicopter Flightseeing

This afternoon, we flew up to the Yanert Glacier on a helicopter. It was
amazing to see how 'dirty' the bottom of the glacier was. I thought of
glaciers as being clean and white. Not so. Lots of dirt and rocks picked
up by the glacier as it moves

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Denali, Alaska

Nice drive into Denali today, although it was cloudy and foggy all the way.
Would have been nice to see more of the mountains

Friday, July 16, 2010

Evening along the Alaskan Highway

Stopped for the night along the Alaskan Highway. On our way to Anchorage

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Alaskan Highway

Wednesday, 7/14, we started our drive up the Alaskan Highway, stopping for
the night at Destruction Bay, Yukon Territory. We'll drive on to Tok, AK

Kroschel Wildlife Center

On Tuesday, 7/13, we drove up to the Kroschel Wildlife Center. They train
wild animals for natural actions in films. We saw wolves, owls, hawks,
caribou, a lynx, and an ermine. The two characters who own and operate the
center are almost as interesting as the animals.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mama Bear with babies

Driving along the inlet here at Haines, we were lucky enough to see a Mama
Bear with two cubs, on the other side of the river fortunately.