Category: On The Road

Logistics and mishaps from the road and off-road.

Spokane and Pullman

Back at Mike and Jackie’s in Spokane. We relaxed for a couple of days and watched an entire season of “Game of Thrones” in the basement. Highly recommend it. We visited a piece of property that Mike was interested in buying. Pretty, raw land… Continue Reading “Spokane and Pullman”

Hayden Lake to Spokane: HOME!

Tuesday, August 15, 2011 Matt made us pancakes for breakfast and we ate them on the deck in the warm sunshine overlooking Hayden Lake. We went for a morning swim. It’s hard for Steve to swim now, as his reflexes tell him to breathe… Continue Reading “Hayden Lake to Spokane: HOME!”

Deadmans Creek CG, BC to Hayden Lake, ID

Monday, August 15, 2011 We had a bath in the river this morning. The water was warmer than the glacier lakes we’ve bathed in but still nice and chilly. We drove through the beautiful wine/orchard country of BC. I loved the drive. We stopped… Continue Reading “Deadmans Creek CG, BC to Hayden Lake, ID”

Babine Lake Rd to Deadmans Creek CG

Sunday, August 14, 2011 Another big driving day today. I think all of us are a bit travel weary and being this close to Washington makes us all ready to get home. We stopped at Mezzanine Lake and cleaned out the van. It was… Continue Reading “Babine Lake Rd to Deadmans Creek CG”

Prince Rupert to Babine Lake Rd: Stewart/Hyder

August 13, 2011 The Matanuska Ferry arrived on shore in Prince Rupert, Canada at 5:15am, which with the time change was really 4:15am, which means we really woke up at 3:45am to pack up and get through the jerky Canadian border patrol, which means… Continue Reading “Prince Rupert to Babine Lake Rd: Stewart/Hyder”

Juneau, AK to Prince Rupert, BC

August 12 2011: Happy Birthday Brendan!! We boarded the Matanuska around 12:30am. While checking in, Timothy, “The Purser”, noticed a mistake with our reservation and up graded us from a 2-berth room without a view to a 3-berth room with a view. And it’s… Continue Reading “Juneau, AK to Prince Rupert, BC”


August 10, 2011: Juneau Note:This morning we decided to adjust our Route on ferry. Initially, we intended to go to Sitka for a couple days. Instead we are going to Prince Rupert a bit earlier than planned. We want to go to Stewart, BC… Continue Reading “Juneau”

Anchorage, AK to Juneau, AK (Mendenhall Glacier CG)

August 8-10 2011 We are officially on ‘the descent’ back to the lower 48 and eventually NOLA. Technically, we are not ‘on the road’. They do call it a highway though. The Alaska Marine Highway. It’s a day and a half journey from Anchorage… Continue Reading “Anchorage, AK to Juneau, AK (Mendenhall Glacier CG)”

To Anchorage and Back to Again

August 7 2011 Anchorage, AK/ San Francisco, CA I flew to San Francisco and back in approximately 30 hours. I am an early enrollee for a clinical trial and I am required to check in every 2 months for ‘monitoring’. I’ll leave the details… Continue Reading “To Anchorage and Back to Again”

Katmai Bear Trip: Homer Spit to Jim’s Landing

August 5, 2011 Kyle and Brendan dropped Steve and I off at the Bald Mountain Tours air strip to go on a bear viewing trip. Here, we put on waders and boots and got on another 10 passenger plane similar to the one in… Continue Reading “Katmai Bear Trip: Homer Spit to Jim’s Landing”