Saturday, September 25, 2010

Healthy, free, the world before me

We've been on the road for the past week or so in, get this, an RV! It really is a home on wheels! Rich's parents made the trek up from Illinois and rented a Winnebago in which we all four piled in and hit the road. We drove down the Parks Highway to Denali National Park where we spent a few days hiking around and looking for wildlife. It's been a nice, relaxing vacation for all four of us and we are very grateful to LouAnn and Bob for this opportunity to get away for a little bit. We arrived in Talkeetna last night and went straight to the local brewery for a pint. The power was out in town as this whole area was hit hard by a wind storm. But we are back up today, the wind has died and we're fixin' to head back to Anchorage. Bob and Lou head back to the real world Sunday morning and Rich and I will drive to Wasilla to pick up a ton of dog food before heading back to Homer. We've been training teams daily and decided it would be okay to give the pups a few days off before we bump up the miles. Here are a bunch of photos from the past week. More updates coming soon.

Leaving the yard with a team before heading out for our road trip. You can see our cabin with the new addition on the back.

Rich and I coming back from the second run. Tim and Hazel in wheel with old Sister and young Linus in front of them.

The great Denali, North America's highest peak. Here she is on a nice calm day.

The wind was rippin' on Denali a fews later.

The railroad trestle over Riley Creek on our morning hike in Denali.

Me being hilarious and doing the old 'Anyone know when the next train is due?' routine. I'll buy you a Coke if you can tell me what movie that's from. (Family is not allowed to guess.)

Riley Creek in Denali National Park.

Mud meets ice on the Teklanika River farther into the park.

The Teklanika River.

Cool ice on a small creek in Denali. It was pretty chilly while we were there.

Me in the RV. 'Get that camera out of my face!'

RV bliss.

Weird creatures come out at night in the Park. Richard lovin' life on the road.


Kent Island Red said...

Sounds like fun. Great pictures, too :-)

Unknown said...

Stand by Me!!! What do I win?

AKbushbaby said...

A Coke!! Or......I don't know...what do you miss most from AK?

gpc said...

Great photos, what a nice trip!

Unknown said...

Miss most from Alaska....You? OK that's corny. I'll take a Coke next time I see you (or those smartie candies from Canada!) Wink!