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North America » United States » Alaska » Anchorage January 3rd 2010

HI!!! We are looking for two girls to share 2 weeks with motorhome in Alaska, during July, August or September 2010 in Alaska, we are 37 yo, and we'd like to contact with 2 girls beetween 25 and 35 to share, nothing is prepared, dates, where to go etc etc, maybe we can arrange it together via e-mail, please contact us, we are from Mallorca (Spain) see you soon!!!... read more

North America » United States » Alaska » Anchorage September 9th 2009

They've been predicting rain for the past two days, but it still hasn't arrived (yea!!). At 16 days into my trip, I've only had rain for two of those days and both of those were traveling days when I had no plans to hike or do anything outdoors. Pretty amazing! I went to Anchorage today, a city that some folks avoid and speak disparagingly of. Anchorage is to Alaska as Honolulu is to Hawaii; a typical, large, American city that seems out of place in a state that is otherwise so beautiful and enticing. Some Alaskans like to say that the only good thing about Anchorage is that it's just an hour's drive away from Alaska (i.e. when you're in Anchorage, you're not really in Alaska). When I was planning my trip, I read about an ... read more
the road warrior on two wheels
along the trail
further along the trail

North America » United States » Alaska » Anchorage September 2nd 2009

Yesterday we spent a full day in Anchorage. We ate breakfast at a great little place called The Snow City Cafe. What amazing food! After breakfast, Kay & I were off to the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum and the guys made plans for an extended bike ride. I really enjoyed the aviation museum & Kay was a good sport & didn't complain. They had a nice collection of planes & some helicopters that were part of Alaska's heritage. Lake Hood, in Anchorage, is the largest float plane base in the world. Although we took a cab to get there, we decided to take the bus back to the hotel. We got directions to the bus stop & started on our way. I knew we faced a challenge when we got on the road outside of the ... read more
Alaskan Aviation Heritage Museum
Alaskan Aviation Heritage Museum
Alaskan Aviation Heritage Museum

North America » United States » Alaska » Anchorage September 1st 2009

Yesterday we spent our first day back on dry land. Kay said she felt wobbly like we were still in rough water! The shipped docked at Whittier early in the morning. We then disembarked around 8:00 a.m. after a light breakfast boarded a bus for Anchorage. We passed through the longest tunnel in North America (2 1/2 miles long) on our way. The driver stopped at a little park so that we could look at some salmon & the views. When we arrived in Anchorage, it was too early to check into our rooms so we took a walk. We ate lunch at a little place called Humpy's. The food was good & we caught up on what was going on in the world of sports. Kay & the guys then continued the walk & I ... read more
on the road from Whittier to Anchorage
Butch & Kay

North America » United States » Alaska » Anchorage August 17th 2009

We went to zoo here. It was pretty cool. Not as good as St. louis though. Pics are up. Enjoy. Videos will be posted to our youtube account.... read more


North America » United States » Alaska » Anchorage August 16th 2009

I’m not sure whether it was because I lived 3 years in Alaska from 1951-1954 or because my sister was born there at Elmendorf Air Force Base in 1953 or that it was one of my Dad’s favorite places; but we felt a calling to visit this wilderness area on its 50th anniversary of becoming a state. So the 4 of us; Chuck and I and my sister Patti and my brother in law Butch, all came to Alaska for 2 weeks at the end of August 2009. This was really a dream come true for all of us, and although my Dad at 86 was unable to join us, he was with us in spirit and even bought us a video camera to record the adventure. We decided that rather than a traditional Alaskan cruise, ... read more
Linda Has a Secret!
Regal Eagle
Anchorage From Our Hotel Window

North America » United States » Alaska » Anchorage August 9th 2009

You Wailer's out there will recognize Noel and Sue, they haven't changed much. We headed back to Anchorage, one last time. We regrouped and reorganized, shopped and cleaned. But mostly we squeezed every last moment we could with Noel and Sue ( and Mitch too). It was so great for Ed to spend time with old friends, and I really enjoyed making new friends. The Janda's have a beautiful home and we are so grateful for their hospitality. We even got to meet thier daughter Lindsey, what a beautiful young girl. She was home for a few days, visiting from college. It is time to hit the road and head back to Southern California. I can't believe how time has flown by. ... read more

North America » United States » Alaska » Anchorage August 3rd 2009

Today we decided it was about time we actually did some Alaska stuff. So, we decided to hike a trail called Flattop Mountain. I (Anna) am ridiculously out of shape. I seriously thought I was gonna die. It was so hard, but David pushed me the whole way. He and Griffin were running up the thing like it was nothing. Up near the top, we actually had to rock climb, hand over foot. It was hard, but it was actually a lot of fun. It was also a breathtaking view. We took as many pictures as we could, but they definitely do not do the place justice. It was amazing. So, without further ado, here are the pics. Enjoy! :)... read more

North America » United States » Alaska » Anchorage July 27th 2009

Having arrived safely in Anchorage at 11pm on 22nd July and greeted the bike who was waiting for us in the hotel car park (with a new battery as she had refused to start when un-crated at the airport) we immediately went off to sample the wares of the local micro-brewery with a couple of other midnight arrivals. Next day we went off for a pootle around to get used to being back on the bike and driving on the 'wrong-side' of the road. Pointed the bike out of town and turned on the GPS, it said 'next left turn in 80 miles' and we are in the most densely populated part of Alaska. Even round Anchorage there is a lot of spectacular scenery and every one says its going to get better as we get ... read more
playing with the Vickers sub-machine gun
Edwin with a US army rifle

North America » United States » Alaska » Anchorage July 25th 2009

We are on the last of four days getting set in Anchorage, Alaska, before setting off on the journey. Three things stand out: 1. Unexpectedly superb food and microbrewery beer in the downtown bars and restaurants. 2. Fantastic hospitality from our hosts, Larry and Allan, at the Wildflower Inn B&B. 3. Spending an afternoon in the company of the fine gentlemen of the Alaskan Machine Gun Association (AMA). Do I have your attention now? Kevin, our tour leader, knows these guys through the BMW Riders Club in Alaska, so they invited us around to fire off a few thousand rounds at their range. So, with no paperwork, ID, disclaimers, or questions asked, we were allowed to have a try with the following hardware: M16 Assault Rifle Uzi 9mm "Mini Uzi" - 1100 rounds a minute! 44 ... read more
1918 Vickers
44 Magnum
Our group leader

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