Juneau, Alaska

August 9, 2018 There are no roads to Alaska’s capital city, Juneau, so we took the Fjord Express ferry the 83 miles along the Lynn Canal.  We stopped at nearby Haines to pick up other passengers.  The boat’s 15 sea Read more…

Bumps in the Road

August 1-2, 2018 Leaving Valdez, we traveled northeast on the Richardson Highway and Tok Cutoff to the town of Tok, Alaska near the border with the Yukon Territory.  Everyone traveling by road to or from Alaska passes through Tok where Read more…

Valdez, Alaska

July 29-31, 2018 Valdez is on Prince William Sound a the southern end of the Richardson Highway.  Getting there was a beautiful drive. Valdez (think val-DEEZ) is the most northerly ice-free port in the western hemisphere.  A whaling company promoted Read more…

Palmer, Alaska

July 26-28, 2018 Palmer is a town of about 7,000 people north of Anchorage.  It is located on the banks of the Matanuska River.  The Matanuska Valley was carved by glaciers that left behind a fine fertile silt.  This soil, Read more…

Homer, Alaska

July 18-21, 2018 The drive from Kenai to Homer along the western shore of the Kenai Peninsula was spectacular. Homer is located on the southwestern Kenai Peninsula on the north shore of Kachemak Bay, 226 miles south of Anchorage.  It Read more…