7/20/15 – 7/27/15 (6,584 miles) As planned, we spent three days in Anchorage to allow time to lay in supplies and to repair anything that needed repair. Nothing needed repair, but we did have the tires rotated at Costco. That took half a day, and they still fouled it up. Costco Tire management is pathetic, … More Kenai Peninsula
7/17/15 – 7/19/15 (5,915 miles) Leaving Beaver Creek, we stopped at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Mission. It is one of three Catholic churches on the Alaska Highway, this one built from a discarded Quonset Hut. The woman at the Visitor Center told us the door was kept locked, because it sometimes blows open, but … More Alaska!!!
7/12/15 – 7/16/15 (5,504 miles) After talking with Bev and Gary, we modified our plan and stayed at Cassiar RV Park in Kitwanga, BC, in order to see Salmon Glacier on our northward trek up the Cassiar Highway. As we were cooking Giorgio Soana’s (our Tuscan cooking guru) ragu to top our pasta for dinner, … More Northwest to the Klondike
7/10/15 – 7/12/15 (4,194 miles) Prince Rupert is on the Pacific Coast of British Columbia at the mouth of the Skeena River on Kaien Island. It is one of the world’s deepest ports and is a terminal to ferries going all sorts of places as well as containerized shipping. It is 215 miles west of … More Prince Rupert
7/6/15 – 7/9/15 On July 6, we drove from Bellingham, WA, to Williams Lake, BC. This required us to cross a border, and, after our last experience, we had some trepidation. We pulled up to the border control and presented two people passports and one canine passport. The smiling guard asked where we were from, … More Driving across Beautiful British Columbia
7/2/15 to 7/5/15 We scheduled four nights in Bellingham in order to make any repairs that were necessary and to resupply the larder in the last major US city we would pass through on the way to the wilds of western British Columbia. On Thursday we located a dog park so that Gus could have … More Bellingham, Washington (2,957 miles)
6/28/15 – 7/2/15 On Sunday we drove from La Grande (temperature heading for a high of 105°) to Cape Disappointment State Park, Washington, (high temperature of 57°). We started in burned up pastures and grain fields and then drove for miles along the beautiful Columbia River. We stopped for lunch at the Oak Street Pub … More Cape Disappointment State Park
6/23/15 – 6/27/15 Because we so enjoyed visiting Joseph, OR, the last time we were in La Grande, we drove the 70 miles to get there. We went to Embers Brewhouse for lunch and found that they still offered the rustic pizza we had loved before. We told the waitress that we had driven nearly … More 2015 Northwood RV Owners Association Rally, La Grande, OR.
6/21 Today we arrived in Brigham City, Utah, so named because Brigham Young gave his last public speech here. One of the veterinarians in town has built an off-leash dog park next to his practice, and Gus enjoyed that. Stephen and I enjoyed the fact that he was tired and quiet afterwards. The town is … More Land where Diesel is cheaper than regular. Yes!!
6/18 This evening we stayed in Colorado Springs. Stephen needed new boots so we trekked across town to REI. As we returned, in traffic that prevented our stopping for a photo, we watched a monumental thunderhead move over Pikes Peak. It was stunning. 6/19 Heading for Rawlins, WY, we stopped in Laramie for lunch. We … More 1094 miles behind us!