Well, apparently I’m going to have to fill you in on our Alaskan adventures in past tense, because as it turns out, we’re already home. We started out spending several nights a week in RV parks, which provided for adequate internet service, but by mid-June, we were starting to stay in more campgrounds, and by … Continue reading Better Late Than Never!
We’ve spent the past 3 weeks basically just fishing and exploring Southcentral Alaska. We spent 10 days fishing and playing in a small dog-mushing community called Willow, where Corey and the kids caught an ample amount of Arctic Grayling. These were by no means “keeper” size, but they were fun to reel in, and Corey … Continue reading Fishin’ and Explorin’ Southcentral Alaska
Before we left California, I had grandiose visions of driving all the way up the Dalton Highway to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska and watching polar bears stroll into town. After a bunch of reading, and talking to some people who had been there, we decided that maybe we shouldn’t attempt that long of a drive (it’s over … Continue reading A Quick Visit to the Arctic Circle
It might seem like we fell off the face of the planet last week, but actually, we got the opportunity of a lifetime and jumped at it!! We left Fairbanks and headed south on the Parks Highway with the expectation that we would spend some time around Denali National Park & Preserve. Now, for those … Continue reading Moose, and Caribou, and Bears! Oh MY!!!
We had read in several different places that the Riverboat Discovery tour was not to be missed in Fairbanks, so we decided to take the advice of many travelers who have come before us, and take the tour. This is risky business. It’s not exactly top secret information that Alaska is not the number 1 … Continue reading A Riverboat Cruise, Kid-Style
Fairbanks, Alaska is situated in the heart of Interior Alaska where sled dogs have historically been an important part of the culture. Many people are familiar with the long distance race, the Iditarod, an 1,150 mile race from Anchorage to Nome that begins every March. There’s also the Yukon Quest, a 1,000 mile race between … Continue reading This one’s for the dogs
When in Alaska…go to the North Pole? Well, of course! The sirens call of tourism was just that strong, so with the kiddos thinking we were going to the grocery store again, we headed over to the North Pole, Alaska (only about 15 miles east of Fairbanks). Apparently, back in the 1950’s, some Alaskans couldn’t … Continue reading The Hulegans Go to the North Pole