Road Trip

Whitecourt – New Leaf Springs – July 24 to 28

Sunday, July 24 to Thursday, July 28, 2022 we were waiting for the new leaf springs to come in and doing some things around Whitecourt and our campground. Sunday we went to pick up some groceries and stopped at a restaurant called Original Joe’s where we were told we could get authentic poutine. This was …

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A New Front Door Window

While sitting at the Eagle River Campground on Saturday afternoon, July 23, 2022, we decided to replace our front door window. Back in Grande Prairie when we had the power tongue jack replaced we also picked up some other items from the RV store. These included something we’e wanted for a while; a new Thin …

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And Awayyyyy We Tow

Hannah told us to expect the tow truck around 10:30 am Saturday Morning, July 23, 2022. We got up early after mostly tossing and turning the night before anyway and Cindy made us breakfast. It was a good thing we were ready early as the tow truck arrived at 9:55 am, but I had no …

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Leaf Spring Loss

After a restful night at Summer’s Gold Farms and each getting a strawberry shake made from fresh strawberries, Cindy and I were in good spirits as we began our roughly two-hour drive to Whitecourt, Alberta on Friday, July 22, 2022 where we had scheduled five nights at the Eagle River Campground, a First Nation Casino …

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New Tongue Jack and a Night at Summer’s Gold Farm

After an evening in the Grande Prairie Walmart parking lot we awoke Thursday morning, July 21, 2022, ate breakfast and made sure we were at McGovern’s RV and Marine by 9am to get our broken (yes, the one I broke) tongue jack replaced. This was a great place with an awesome staff, booth in the …

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Five Straight Days of Travel Through Canada

Saturday afternoon we stopped at a pullout. Later in the evening it was raining and Cindy discovered rain leaking in over the window behind my recliner on the slide-out. Removed the valance looks like water is seeping in from outside at the edge of the slide-out. I removed the valance over the window but there …

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Alaska – Day Thirty-one – Our Last Day in Alaska

Saturday, July 16, 2022 was a day we knew was coming, but did not look forward to; our last day in Alaska. Both of us have wanted to visit the 49th state and three years ago we planned a cruise to Alaska only to have to cancel it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost two …

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Alaska – Day Thirty – Our Last Night in Alaska

Friday, July 15, 2022 we arose early, tore down our set-up and drove 253 miles from beautiful Valdez, Alaska to…well whatever Tok (pronounced “Toke”), Alaska might be described as. Most notably, Tok is the first larger town you come to after crossing the border into Alaska and the last one as you leave Alaska to …

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Alaska – Day Twenty-six- Driving to Valdez, Alaska

Monday, July 11, 2022, we left Palmer, Alaska to drive 257 miles over to Valdez, Alaska. This drive was supposed to take about 4 1/2 hours but between the drive through the mountains being a “slow go”, the weather (cold, rainy and foggy in many places) and the construction along the way it ended up …

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Alaska – Days Twenty-three to Twenty-five – Seward and Palmer, Alaska

Friday, July 8, 2022 we took Bella for a walk on part of the Kenai Lake lakeshore and she was just giddy with joy, jumping over fallen logs and racing around as far as her leash would allow. We thought we would go back to Seward and walk along the shore of the bay and …

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