Here’s another quick catch-up post about a fun trip I took this month. I’m so lucky that my parents come visit me so often, and that they love to explore this huge, amazing state with me! While it’s not actually in Alaska, I’ve always wanted to visit Dawson City, Yukon. So this summer, we went!
The road to Dawson City is mostly dirt but it was in good shape for our trip. The last leg of the trip was a quick ferry ride across the mighty Yukon River!
The day after we got to Dawson, we kept driving north! We drove to Tombstone Territorial Park along the Dempster Highway. The Dempster is another dirt highway that heads north past the arctic circle.
We were flexible with our plans and ended up heading south to Whitehorse instead of going back the way we came.
We made it to Whitehorse in time to take the brewery tour at Yukon Brewery! They have great beer! We checked out Miles Canyon and the next day we headed back north… to Alaska!
It was a nice drive back. I moved to Alaska in March and I have driven to Haines in the fall, but I’ve never been on the Alaska Highway in the summer, so that was fun.
We had read about fireweed in the Milepost and learned it comes in purple, pink and white. It was then our mission to find this elusive WHITE FIREWEED and we did! So pumped! We also picked a few grocery bags worth of fireweed blossoms and mom made fireweed jelly when we got home.
It was such a fun trip and really great to spend time with Mom and Dad!
Well, I haven’t been making much of anything these days. July is such a busy month up here. I’ve had out-of-state visitors and vacations and sunshine and work and other things to do! So I’m playing a little catch-up– this is about a quick little fishing trip I took earlier this month.
I had been fishing before, but wasn’t feeling confident enough to head out on my own. So when my mom’s cousins invited me to crash a cabin they were renting on the Kenai river and go fishing, I jumped at the offer! I found a fly rod and reel setup at Cabela’s (on sale!) and then found a pair of waders. I had a bunch of other gear already so I dug it out of my closet and hit the road.
Here’s the fish I caught! Just one. I should have spent more time out there! Right after this pic I got some personal fish cleaning lessons! Sure is nice to have a little fish in the freezer AND feel like I can tie my own knots and clean my own fish! Gonna be looking for some silver salmon this year too!
Seems like most of Anchorage headed down to the Kenai peninsula and fish and dipnet so I hit a lot of traffic coming back. Not a bad day to be stuck in a beautiful place though!
And Bentley was so excited to be home and in her own yard!