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Jul 29, 2019 - Another Motorhome Incident

Today we left Kenai to travel to Seward (one side of the Kenai Peninsula to the other) about a two hour drive. As we passed through Soldotna, the next city over in less than a ½ hour of leaving, we pulled over to allow our companions to catch up after being caught by a traffic light. Started up to go again, heard a clunk, lost momentum. Luckily, we were right at a side street, so we coasted/rolled onto that street. No gears forward or reverse so assumed it was the transmission again. Told the others to go ahead to Seward, called around and...

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Jun 29, 2019 - Native Heritage Centre

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the alaskanative.net website has to say about Alaska Native Heritage Centre: “The Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) was created by a unanimous vote of the Alaska Federation of Natives in 1987, which called for the establishment of a state-wide Alaska Native Culture Center. Two years later, ANHC was officially an incorporated non-profit organization and with the help and support of committed community members, in coordination with distinguished organizations like the Alaska Native Corporations, began...

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Jun 27, 2019 - Anchorage

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – USA chapter Alaska has to say about Anchorage: “Anchorage offers the comforts of a large US city but is only a 30-minute drive from the Alaskan wilderness. Founded in 1914 as a work camp for the Alaska Railroad, the city was devastated by the 1964 Good Friday earthquake but quickly rebounded as the industry headquarters for the Prudhoe Bay oil boom. Anchorage Museum - $75-million renovation has made this Alaska’s best cultural experience. Spend an afternoon viewing paintings by...

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Jun 27, 2019 - Anchorage Museum

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – USA chapter Alaska has to say about the Alaska Museum: A $75-million renovation has made this Alaska’s best cultural experience. Spend an afternoon viewing paintings by Alaskan masters, including Sydney Laurence, on the 1st floor and learning about Alaska’s history on the 2nd. Alaska's largest museum tells the real story of the North through art and design, history, science and culture. Explore Alaska Native cultures with a collection from the Smithsonian Institution. An expansive...

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Jun 26, 2019 - McKinley Explorer To Anchorage

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD We were really pleased that the train didn’t leave until 9:00am, a relatively late start considering all the early mornings we’d had since heading out of Victoria to start our trip to Alaska. It was a real treat to climb into the dome car and settle into our luxurious seats. This was our first time in such a rail car – and we were surprised to see a full bar set up at the front of the car. I was also delighted to learn that there was an open-air compartment on the lower level at the back of each of the two dome...

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Jun 19, 2019 - Anchorage Alaska

Arrived in Anchorage, we will be here for Two weeks. We have been enjoying our stay in Anchorage. From visiting the city market, basically a flea market, to checking out Ship Creek the King Salmon fishery in downtown Anchorage, to endless shopping opportunities to visiting with friends I grew up with but have had no contact with for 45 years. It's been a lot of fun but there have not been many photo opportunities. I will post some of the pictures we took on our phones while here soon.

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North to Alaska 2019

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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Another adventure

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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Another adventure

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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Another adventure

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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