The Klondike

8/10/15 – 8/19/15 (8,760 miles) Returning from Anchorage along our now familiar trail, we stayed again at Tolsona Wilderness RV and Tok RV parks. We noticed the shortening of daylight hours. This close to the pole summer days are longer than in Dallas and winter days are shorter, so it should have been intuitively obvious … More The Klondike

And Back to Anchorage

8/7/15 – 8/10/15 (8,260 miles)   We departed Fairbanks for Tok and stopped at an old-fashioned drive-in for lunch. The parking lot was gravel, so the carhops were not wearing roller skates, but Vladimir was fascinated with eating in one’s car with a food tray dangling from the window. We couldn’t get our lengthy vehicle … More And Back to Anchorage


8/2/15 -8/6/15 (7,334 miles) Having given up on seeing The Tall One, we drove northward to Fairbanks. Fairbanks, along with the Yukon River and Nome, was a major gold-mining area. Gold is still mined here, but the operations are much more limited and controlled than in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. We started … More Fairbanks