Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Alaska Wildflower

Alaska Wildflower by RV Bob
Alaska Wildflower, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
Taken along the Richardson Highway, as we drove from Tok to Fairbanks, Alaska. We spent several days in Fairbanks.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Bear Rug

Bear Rug by RV Bob
Bear Rug, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

We visited Chicken, Alaska, in the car, while the RV was parked in Tok. The road to Chicken from either side (Alaska or Yukon) is very rough.

The fried chicken we ate at Chicken was excellent, too.

Monday, May 21, 2012

White Pass Railroad

White Pass Railroad by RV Bob
White Pass Railroad, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

We spent a day in Skagway without the RV. We drove down from Carcross in the Ford.

This is the rear of a train about to leave Skagway for the White Pass.

The train ride is wonderful, we did it in 2008. The scenery along the Pass is daunting, but beautiful.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Black Bear on Alaska Highway

Black Bear by RV Bob
Black Bear, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
Yesterday, the 19th was a big day for us. It was our first REAL day on the Alaska Highway. We were exhausted after the drive. We saw 10-11 bears, several of which we managed to photograph. They all seemed to be black bears, and they were eating the grass alongside the highway.

Fortunately, the traffic was light, and we could stop the RV and grab photos.

Friday, May 18, 2012


Mud by RV Bob
Mud, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
Staying in Fort Nelson, BC. Between rain and snow, everything was covered in mud.

We were all parked here, because the Alaska Highway was blocked by snow. Apparently they had put the snowplow away for a while, and there were a couple of feet of snow covering the road around Summit.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Snow on Rear-View Mirror

Snow on Rear-View Mirror by RV Bob
Snow on Rear-View Mirror, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
Well, we woke up with about an inch of snow on the coach. Had to really clean up things to get the slides in and get going.

This was taken at a nice boondock area near Prophet River, BC.

The view from the windshield:

Snow Outside Our Windshield

Monday, May 14, 2012

Famous "Mile 0" Sign

Famous "Mile 0" Sign by RV Bob
Famous "Mile 0" Sign, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
We stayed a couple of days in Dawson Creek, BC, to get ready to start on the Alaska Highway.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Jumbo Dim Sum

Jumbo Dim Sum by RV Bob
Jumbo Dim Sum, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
Can't pass up an opportunity to enjoy some dim sum during our travels. This was the Jumbo Restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

High Bridge -- Lethbridge, Alberta

We stayed a night in Lethbridge, and visited the high railroad bridge.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Railroad Yard Activities in Shelby, Montana

We stayed in Shelby, getting ready to enter Canada. Our RV was right next to the BNSF railroad yards, so we had a lot of noise. But we also got to take several photos of the yard handling and plenty of locomotives.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Chevy Delux

Chevy Delux by RV Bob
Chevy Delux, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
We stayed in the Sam Club parking lot in Great Falls, Montana. Someone had an old Chevy Delux in the lot, trying to sell it.