As we headed north on the Parks Highway, a distant hue of smoke on the horizon turned into a smokey fog on the other side of Wasilla. The plan was to take our RV to Nancy Lake State Recreation Area for some workamping (working + camping), fishing, and kayaking. Well that was the plan, but there was a wildfire burning 25 minutes up the road closing the highway and our campground was only 10 minutes from the frontlines.
The long days and thousands of miles driving the RV have paid off, you survived the Alaska Highway and reached Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. It’s a rewarding and relieving feeling arriving in Anchorage, aside from a sense of accomplishment you will also find yourself taking advantage of it’s many resources. You can find everything from parts and service for your RV to a seven pound chocolate cake at Costco.
Anchorage is a regular city that holds on to it’s frontier roots. Still to this day, people come from hundreds of miles around to restock on supplies! [Read more…]
One of our favorite summer activities is riding the ATV ride to Knik Glacier. It is a 50 mile (round trip) journey through woods, across rivers, and up to the glacier. This was our third year and third time making the trip.
Are you planning a vacation to Alaska in the summer of 2015? If so, you need to know that the Alaska Legislature is six weeks late on passing a state budget and if they fail to do so by July 1st 10,000 employees will be laid off and services for residents and tourists will be affected.
After Alaska’s mild winter we were chomping at the bit to de-winterize the motorhome. We never could have predicted it, but the motorhome could have been used almost all winter long. Our first RV trip of the year is usually in the beginning of April and we were right on track. [Read more…]