Bill & Deanie's Trip To Alaska 2012

  Day 1

So, here we go again, Bill & Deanie wondering to the far North!  We last made this venture in 2001.  It was such a wonderful trip that we have thought about it year after year.  But it always seemed like something else came up and there just wasn't time for it.  Family issues, other vacations, stock market crashes, fuel prices, you know the list!   Well we finally have just given in!  We are going back, NOW!

So it begins with the plan of a route north.  There are several different routes to take.

There were a couple of reasons we chose this route.  First we have never been to Alberta.  Everyone says that this is the most beautiful place on earth.  We have seen the pictures and it certainly looks so! 

Also you will note that we intend on going over the "Top of the World Highway".  This is not the normal "Alcan" pathway.  We wanted to revisit the area around Dawson City.  A great touring area.  The dreadges tour was something we really enjoyed.  Just so much history in the area, seemed worth going back to. 

Not to mention the highway from Dawson City to Chicken.   Now this is the real Alaskan road! 

This is the route that we have chosen.      

(If you don't see the "blue line" grab the map and pull it to the left and the line will appear - Also the little minus on the left side zooms you out and the plus zooms you in)

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For those of you that don't RV, you are probably wondering where do you start?  Well it's all about planning!  We have done RV'ing for years, so we have experienced what kind of stuff we need to take and then stuff that makes our trip just a little more comfortable.  When you are towing your home, you want to be comfortable!

To Follow Our Trip click on the "Day 1" link at the top of the page.