Summer Trip 3 Part ONE: Juneau, Petersburg, and Gustavus

Less than 48 hours after I got back from Denali Day 43, I was on a plane headed to meet up with my mom in Juneau!  She also works for a school district and has summers off.  Since I have moved to Alaska she has come every summer to explore while we are both off…

100 Days of Denali: Day 39, 40, 41, 42, & 43

Another day, another trip to Denali National Park!  I had a day and a half to regroup after my Dad and Julie left Alaska.  Josh was traveling for a wedding and I was taking the RV with the pups down to Denali.  I left town in later afternoon.  The highway wasn’t bad but it is…

Trip 2: Ketchikan, Juneau, Gustavus

The day after I got back from Denali and seeing the gorgeous mountain out in all of her glory, I was flying over her to head to my trip #2!  Josh and I were flying to meet up with my Dad and Julie.  Josh and I got upgraded to first class and got to see…

100 Days of Denali: Day 37 & 38

The day after our friends, Brian and Abby,  left Alaska happily engaged, I headed back into Denali National Park!  I just had to go back on June 1 to get to go to Eielson!  The shuttle buses start heading to Eielson Visitor Center on June 1!  I headed down on May 31, checked into the…

Summer Trip 1, Seward, and 100 Days of Denali: Day 33, 34, 35, & 36

This blog technically starts on the 100 day of Denali number 32! After seeing the totally adorable twin moose calves I nicknamed Weeble and Wobble, we headed down to Anchorage to pick up our friends who were flying in from Iowa!  I met Brian my first year in college.  I remember his poofy hair and…

100 Days of Denali: Day 29, 30, 31, & 32

It is officially summer, tourism season, and construction season in Alaska!  The Denali National Park shuttle buses have begin.  When I was planning for our campaversary the only input Josh had was that he didn’t want to be on the first bus out into the park.  I did listen to him and scheduled the second…

100 Days of Denali: Day 26, 27, & 28

These were the last few days before true tourism started in the park!  The last three days you could drive your personal vehicle to mile 30.  It was a long drive down to the park because it was my first time driving the RV by myself.  I love the RV but it is huge and…

100 Days of Denali: Day 23, 24, & 25

It was another exciting weekend full of adventure, biking, and RVing! We got a late start but with Alaska’s midnight sun, it didn’t feel that way.  We got to the park around 9pm and headed straight in to see what night animals we could see.  It is always more fun traveling with someone.  I was…

100 Days of Denali: Days 20, 21, & 22

It was another great weekend in Denali National Park!  I had to work late but as soon as I got home I packed up the car and headed out!  I decided to take Nali along. It was her turn!  I love Nali but she is not the best traveler.  She cries and sticks her head…

100 Days of Denali: Day 18 & 19

Day 18 was beautiful!  You could see Denali from Fairbanks and the WHOLE drive down.  I was heading down to Denali with not-so-little Elias this weekend and we were meeting up with Miles, a photographer and student at University of Alaska Fairbanks.  He is the one who sent me the information on the juried photo…

100 Days of Denali: Day 16 & 17

Warning – Day 16 may be the best, most amazing day I have ever spent in Denali ever!  The week leading up to Day 16 was pretty rough.  It was all going really smoothly until Wednesday.  I was leaning over to put Elias in his kennel and my back went out!  I felt sharp pain…

100 Days of Denali: Day 14 & 15

These were two long days in the making!  I had planned on going to Denali last weekend but ended up being sick Friday and getting stuck Saturday.  We were going to take the RV out for it’s 2017 maiden voyage.  Josh and I shoveled it out so we could drive it out of it’s snowy…