It has been four years since I crossed the US – Canada border at Beaver Creek border crossing in Yukon territory. Actually, it has been 4 years and 6 days. On April 1st 2009 I arrived in tiny town of Eagle River, and got the keys for my new house. After driving 2,500 miles from Seattle, WA.
Four years on the Last Frontier has been a serious adventure with ups and downs, more ups though. Jason and I have been exploring this giant state from northern Barrow to coastal towns in Southeast Alaska. We have been road tripping along the oil pipeline, stepped over the Arctic Circle while dodging the state birds a.k.a mosquitoes. Yes, mosquitoes are huge up here. We have hiked, biked, skied and snowboarded. And most importantly, we said “I Do” at the Soldier’s Chapel in Fort Richardson Army Post. It has been quite a ride, wild one for sure.
In a few short weeks we will be on the road again. For 5,000 plus some miles. Jason has some Army training coming up at Ft Lee, VA, so I will drive with him and the dog to Old Dominion State, and then fly back to Alaska.
The pictures below from 2009 will be a small glimpse of what we will be seeing once on the Alaska Highway, or Alaska-Canadian Highway (ALCAN) if asked from Canadians.