Alaska...Here we come! Eastman Summer 2007 travel blog

Goldfield, Nevada

Goldfield, Nevada

Crossing California border

Klamath Falls, Oregon

Bend, Oregon

Bend, Oregon

Crossing Washington border

Goldendale Washington

Wilson Creek, Washington

Wilson Creek, Washington

Wilson Creek, Washington

Wilson Creek, Washington

Wanapum Dam State Park, Vantage, Washington

Wanapum Dam State Park, Vantage, Washington

Wanapum Dam State Park, Vantage, Washington

Iscicle Creek RV Park, Leavenworth, Washington

Iscicle Creek RV Park, Leavenworth, Washington

Iscicle Creek RV Park, Leavenworth, Washington

Celebrated Tanners 11th birthday with family and friends, Fall City, Wa.

Petey, receives a gift of a jersey on Tanners birthday

Dined with Jan and Ron at Scotts Grill to celebrate her ?...

Rockport, Washington

Rockport, Washington

North Cascades Highway river

North Cascades Highway 13' tunnel..Bobs Alfa 13' 1"....yikes!

Ross Dam alongside North Cascades Highway

North Cascades Highway, waterfall

North Cascades Highway, waterfall

North Cascades Highway, waterfall

North Cascades Highway, tunnel

North Cascades Highway, Winthrop, Wa.

Downtown Winthrop, Wa.

Grand Coulee Dam, Wa.

Grand Coulee Dam, Wa.

Grand Coulee Dam, Wa.

Grand Coulee Dam, Wa.

Pinwheel artisitic display, near Grand Coulee Dam area

Co-pilot Buddy on the job..

Highway 95, northern Idaho

Canada here we come!

Crossing Canada, BC, border at Kingsgate,BC

Crossing Canada, BC, border at Kingsgate,BC

We made it through!

Creston, BC

Creston, BC

Castlegar, BC

Castlegar, BC

Osoyoos, BC

Osoyoos, BC

Osoyoos, BC

Highway 3, BC, near Kremeros, BC

Fantastic Fruit stand, Highway 3, BC, near Kremeros, BC

Kremeros, BC, highway 3

Kremeros, BC, highway 3, countryside

Kremeros, BC, highway 3, countryside

Highway 97, BC, one of many fabulous lakes in BC

Highway 97, BC, north to Alaska

Highway 97, BC, north to Alaska

Highway 97, BC, Quesnel, BC

Do you know the way to Prince George, BC?

Quesnel,BC, memorial to veterans

Entering Prince George, BC

Prince George, BC

Smoking brakes....westerly from Prince George, BC

Heading for Vanderhoof, BC, looking for a mechanic to look at brakes

Entering Vanderhoof, BC

Vanderhoof, BC, fabulous car, motorhome and dog wash!

Buddy and Dottie at dog wash..2.00 for both..wash, flea and tick, condition,...

Bob washing Alfa and truck, Vanderhoof, BC

Highway 16 BC, northwesterly to Alaska, one of many beautiful farms

Logging trucks a common sight on Canadian Highways

Logging trucks a common sight on Canadian Highways

Highway 16, northwesterly to Alaska

Highway 16, northwesterly to Alaska

Highway 16, historical site

Road to Tatogga, B.C.

Road washout at Tatogga

Getting through road washout

Upsut after road washout

Heading north after washout

A typical day in Valdez...

Valdez, AK, Pinks run

Valdez bay, 300 yards from hatchery...Pinks run....

Valdez, AK, the Eastman freezer awaits....

Allison Point, Valdez, Black bear cub enjoying a roadside lunch of fish

Bob confronts the Pinks..watch out I'm coming for you manana...

Bob chasing the Silvers at local fishing hole, Homer Spit

Fellow silver fishermen at "local fishing hole"

Salty Dawg Saloon, Homer

Homer, Alaska...rear entrance of the saloon

Salty Dawg Saloon, Homer...rear entrance

View from "local fishing hole"...2 silvers jumping

View from "local fishing hole"...

Homer Spit, Seafarers Memorial

Campsite at Homer Spit Campground....fabulous!

Walking the dawgs on beach fronting our campsite

Homer harbor

Homer harbor

Homer Derby Days...winning Halibut 357 lbs.

Bob chatting w water taxi Captain Greg leaving Homer harbor on way...

Homer Spit viewed from water taxi

Whale blow hole spotted during water taxi ride

Entrance to Otter Cove, Kachemak Bay

The Rookery at Otter Cove...lunch awaits

Lunch here we come!

Kayakers from Homer at Otter Cove and back...

Kayakers returning to Homer....brave women

Lunch at the Rookery, Otter Cove

Beachcombing, Otter Cove

Otter Cove beach

Do you think others have heard the silvers are in?? Valdez, Ak.

Bobs first silver !!

Tide out but Bob is still catching silvers...

A very happy fisherman with his catch!

Tide out but Bob is still catching silvers...pinks in the background

Bob weighs in..9 1/2lb silver...happy fisherman!

The silver run continues...

The silver run continues...

The silver run continues...

Do you think others have heard the silvers are in??

Do you think others have heard the silvers are in??

The silver run continues...

Bob fileting silvers...

Bob fileting silvers...

Saying farewell to fishing pals in Valdez.....

Saying farewell to fishing pals in Valdez.....

Homeward bound from Alaska....

Homeward bound from Alaska....TOK

Homeward bound from Alaska....Haines Junction

Homeward bound from Alaska....Nevada City, Montana

Homeward bound from Alaska....Two story outhouse, Nevada City, Montana

Homeward bound from Alaska....Nevada City, Montana

Homeward bound from Alaska....Nevada City, Montana

Homeward bound from Alaska....Nevada City, Montana

Homeward bound from Alaska....Nevada City, Montana...90 buildings onsite


Sunday, 12 August, Arrived into Denali park area from 5 days in Homer earlier today to low fog and rain! Plan to stay 2 days so we can take a bus shuttle tour tomorrow to view wildlife and some of the interior of the park. Weather is not encouraging...Friday is the earliest fog, rain and etc will subside. May have to buy postcards to actually see Mt. McKinley...lol. Regarding Homer...no fish, but we had a wonderful visit! Weather terrific, spent an evening at the Salty Dawg...met an interesting couple from Maui over drinks, got caught up with groceries..thank you Safeway, housework and laundry during our 5 days at the Homer Spit Campground...on Katchemak Sound, took a water taxi tour across Katchemak Sound to Otter Cove for a gourmet lunch at the Rookery, photoed whales from the boat, but the water was so choppy those photos will take sometime before we can add them to the journal...very blurry. Also Bob fished nearly everyday at the "local fishing hole" with no success...seems the silvers are trickling in with the main run due August 15 til 1st of September. Bob is planing on returning to Valdez after this trip to Denali, Fairbanks and the North Pole to fish for silvers at Allison Point. The adventure north continues...



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