Sunday, August 04, 2013

We're baaaaaaack!

We have arrived back in Goshen. This is where we started our journey to Alaska. We are back to the area where we have our apartments and plan to be here awhile to get some work scheduled and finished on some rentals. No rest for the weary!

Shortly after we arrived our neighbors came over to ask about our trip. It was a great trip. We saw so much it's hard to comprehend it all. I have my pictures all organized according to where they were taken. So it will be easy to go back and "review" the trip and remember those things that we did.

We saw friends along the way and met many new ones. We were fortunately ahead of the caravans by about 10 days to 2 weeks which meant we had plenty of spaces available in campgrounds and didn't have to wait at any venues. That was really a good thing.

We drove up through Alberta, British Columbia, then through the Yukon Territory. We crossed the Yukon River by ferry at Dawson City and took the Top of the World Highway to Chicken, then down to Tok. From there it was Fairbanks, then Denali, and on to Anchorage. Driving on we went to the Kenai Peninsula and Homer and Seward. On the way back to Anchorage, we drove down to Whittier through the combination railroad/car tunnel. From Anchorage we took the Glenn Highway down to Valdez. When we left Valdez, we drove back to Tok and down the Alaska Highway to Skagway. From there we took ferries, first to Haines, then Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, and finally Prince Rupert. When we got off the ferry in Prince Rupert, we drove across Canada on the TransCanada Highway. We traveled through British Columbia, Alberta, Saskachewan, Manitoba and finally Ontario. We headed south from Winnepeg and stopped in Sioux Narrows to see some friends. That was our last stop basically and from that point on, we were on our way back to Goshen. A truly grand trip that was two years in the planning and definitely one of the best.

We are looking forward to my high school reunion on Saturday. It will be good to see old friends and classmates. then next week we fly to Florida to see our new grandbaby.

Till next time. . .

Dale

1 comment:

Tab & Deanna said...

Awesome trip! Gla we got to experience it with you guys!