Our journey will begin in less than two weeks and we have been busily plotting our route. Although this will be the first time we travel to Alask in our motorhome, it will be our second visit to the 49th state. We are so excited!
We first visited on a two-week vacation which included a cruise on the Inside Passage and one week inland. We kayaked, hiked, took a seaplane ride to the Misty Fjords, took the scenic train from Seward to Anchorage, saw whales, sea otters, seals, lots of birds, glaciers and more. We stayed at an inn above a restaurant, at a historic inn, and at a dog-sledding camp where we got to play with the dogs, who are on vacation in the summer.
And Alaska made its indelible mark on our hearts. Since that time, we have been planning to return. And the time is almost here.
So what does our trip look like? We plan to enter Canada around the 20th of May. And exit Canada sometime around the 15th of September. Which is not exactly 100 days, but 116 days doesn’t look as good in the title 🙂
But of course, much of it can and probably will change. We have lots of flexibility. That, of course, is part of the fun.
But, here is our general route as it looks today:
We will enter through Alberta, Canada from Montana and have plans to meet several friends in the Calgary area. We have no further plans until we arrive in Anchorage about five weeks later.
We did make reservations in Seward, where a friend of ours will spend some time with us, and we have reservations at Denali National Park as well.
We are especially excited about Denali National Park, where Hector got a photographers permit that allows him to drive our car into the park with one lucky passenger (me!). Cars are not normally allowed in the park, so the general public has to ride buses in and out.
Well, I will leave it at that for now. Stay tuned for lots more details about our planning, our trip, and of course, for lots of photographs.