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Jun 2, 2019 - Fairbanks to Anchorage

Up early this morning and was able to finish getting pictures uploaded and getting my blog up to date, some breakfast at the hostel and pack up my bags getting ready to check out of room. It is not raining today so out for a walk about the town but it is Sunday and not much happening, back the hostel finish the blog and kick back before heading to the airport. My flight is at 10:PM and is about a hour flight to Anchorage, have a 6 hour lay over for my flight to Seattle at 5:00 AM, will be a long day and night.

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May 29, 2019 - Anchorage

Up a bit later this morning as I have not much planned, a cup of coffee in my room, some work on the blog pictures were loading okay until people in the hotel started getting up and getting on line. The hotel had washing machines and dryers so was able to get a load of clothes wash and dried, then out for a walk about the downtown part of Anchorage and to get some breakfast. Stopped at a barber shop for a hair cut then back to the room. A lot of the people had checked out of the hotel so was able to get the rest of my pictures unloaded, and...

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May 28, 2019 - Train to Anchorage

Took the 6:00 PM train from Seward to anchorage a trip of 4 hours 10 minutes a nice slow ride checking out all the sights along the way. Had dinner in the dinning car a nice pot roast with mashed potatoes and a couple of 6.00 dollar beers (much better then on the ship)LOL. As we traveled along the track we saw black bear, moose, eagles, Dall sheep and lots of birds but only able to get pictures of a few of them. Got into Anchorage at 10:15 got my checked bag and the free shuttle to the hotel was a very good day.

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Apr 30, 2019 - Blog Three - Anchorage

Blog Three – Anchorage Friday 26 April 2019 We had a very early start (for holidays) this morning – 6:00am! We were up and finished packing and had brekkie with the car full by 7:10 as we had a full day of travelling in front of us. After saying our goodbyes to our AirBnB host, Murray, and the wonderful accommodation we headed back to the 97 north which we soon turned off onto the 97C back to Vancouver. This was a very different road from the one we which we came into the Okanagan. It was dual lane the whole way with a max speed of 120...

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Feb 22, 2019 - San Antonio to Anchorage

San Antonio, TX to Anchorage, AK 2-22-19 Long travel day. Our “air day” started out at 6:30AM (Central time zone) and ended at 11:45PM, (Alaska time zone), or put another way, 3:45AM (Bob and Julie time zone). There were three legs. San Antonio, TX to Phoenix, AZ to Portland, OR to Anchorage, AK. That worked out to a bit over nine hours on an airplane and nine hours in airport terminals. It took us about 18 hours to travel from Texas to Alaska. I know it can be done in a lot less time, but that’s how we rolled this time. Julie does a great...

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Dec 7, 2018 - Earthquake!!

Earthquake!! (Note: Not a normal sort of Travel Journal entry, but then this was an unusual event and a lot of folks have been asking Julie and I about it so…here is a special earthquake edition of “Bob and Julie Head South”) On Friday, November 30 at about 8:30AM AST, we experienced a magnitude 7.0 earthquake near Anchorage. It was our biggest earthquake since the big one in 1964. It has now been a week and about 3,000 aftershocks (not a typo), since the original event. We were very lucky that no one was injured and that the damage, at...

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Nov 12, 2018 - Glen Haven to Anchorage, AK

Glen Haven, CO to Anchorage, AK 11-12-18 We got up early and did our final packing and prep for the all day air travel adventure ahead. Kate drove us into Estes Park so we could catch the shuttle to Denver International Airport. We got a great breakfast at Notch Top Restaurant then were delivered to the Visitor Center by 9:30AM. We said our goodbyes to Kate with the knowledge we would be seeing her in about a month as she will be coming to Anchorage for the holidays. Shuttle rides into DIA take 1.5 hours and can be memorable in themselves....

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Oct 5, 2018 - Summer of 2018 in Anchorage

Summer of 2018 Had a very good summer in Anchorage, Alaska this year. The weather was mostly good and September was one for the record books. It’s definitely fall now, time to put the RV to bed, winterize the cabin, and make plans to head south again. This time we will fly to Colorado, hang out with family and friends for a while, then head to California for a model airplane convention. After that, over to Las Vegas to visit with friends. We head back to Colorado to visit with more friends and fly back to Anchorage just before Thanksgiving....

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Sep 15, 2018 - Another Beautiful Day in Anchorage

Plan for today was to go to the market...opened on weekends until mid-September. Today is exactly mid-September but the market was not opened! We wander the streets of downtown. There were more people here than last weekend when we arrived. We had a fun time looking all of the cool t-shirts in a shop with funny sayings related to bears and moose. One of the favorites was a shirt with a car with the decals of the stick figure family and one bear saying to another "Look there's a menu"! We returned to the Glacier Brew House to eat and had...

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Sep 14, 2018 - Baked Alaska Waffle Cone

When we checked out today the receptionist said we had the nicest suite in the hotel. I told her I didn't know how we got it as I booked a standard room. She said it was a complimentary upgrade. Don't know why us but it was lovely! Uneventful flight to Anchorage. Had the taxi drop us off in town for lunch as our Airbnb was not ready. We decided to walk as it was less than a mile and after all it wasn't a cobble stone street and we didn't have a huge suitcase plus our carry-ons and I wasn't wearing flip flops...flashback to Amsterdam 2010!...

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Sep 8, 2018 - Too many hours without sleep

A long day in airports and on planes. We have been adjusting our sleep patterns for this trip and I have been staying up until 3 am so I did not go to bed as we had to leave at 4:15 for the airport and by the time we arrived in Anchorage I was working on 36 hours of no sleep. The Welcome to Anchorage sign said it was 68 degrees. It was warm in the sun but a little bit cool in the shade. We took a walk to downtown to find the Glacier Brewery to have dinner. Downtown Anchorage and bascially only 2 streets wide and maybe 1/2 mile long. It was...

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Aug 25, 2018 - Denali to Anchorage Airport

Saying goodbye to Alaska today, we left at 6am. I must say that Alaska put on a show for us! As we left Denali, we were caught within the mist and fog. Then this curtain lifted to reveal amazing sharp peaked mountains dusted in snow. Absorbing its beauty, and taking lots of photos, the mist and fog would come upon us again, then another curtain lift and another show. Then to top it off, the sun started to rise and provide us with extra highlights to be amazed at. This experience went for about 1.5 hours into our nearly 5 hour trip. Still...

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