towards anchorage

We got about 2/3 of the way towards Anchorage and realized it was a bit too much to continue. So we stopped at an RV park which was really bare ones. No TV or sewer. But, like I have said, being self contained, we don’t really care for just one night. On Tuesday...

fairbanks

FAIRBANKS The part of the Alcan Highway in Alaska was somewhat better maintained than the part in the Yukon. This is not to demean the Yukon Highway Department, but more a realization of how different areas’ roadways can deteriorate at different rates. So, the roads...

August 24th, 2014

This has been a week of amazing scenery, culminating in an evening of impressive northern lights, albeit in movie form. We zigzagged our way across the Continental Divide several times early in the week, following the major roads north and west. After Jasper, we got...

our cross country trip-fernie 2

One of the main reasons we went to Fernie was to find anoother tangible attachment to Carmela and Giuseppe Amato.  We found two: Carmela’s sister’s grandchildren and Concetta Amato Migale’s gravesite.Apparently, Concetta and Raffaele Migale had Seven...

our cross country trip-fernie

Fernie, BC is a city of about 5000 people nestled in a basin amongst 6000-7000 foot mountains. The Elk River winds, serpentine-like, around the valley, cutting a peninsula on which the town is built. The river varies from 50 to several hundred feet wide along its way....

our cross country trip part five

After eight days of driving and touring, we got to our initial destination: Fernie, British Columbia. Here are cousins we never knew, adventures we haven’t taken and one loose end to a family mystery.We got there sooner than we thought. I calculated the trip...