Thursday, September 25, 2014

Alaska, Quickly

Our son and his family bought a travel trailer a couple months ago. I was going to install a Doc Wattson in it a couple weeks ago to track power usage when off the grid. Travel day northbound turned out be be beautiful! Clear skies all the way from Phoenix to Seattle.

The trip plans changed when the meter arrived from Amazon with a cracked LCD. I decided to take advantage of my schedule and some open seats to see the family and check out the trailer even if I couldn't install the meter this time.

I caught Jeff's flight out of Seattle. Cloud cover started about Prince Rupert, but the mountains were sticking out as we got closer to Anchorage.

Given some of the grandson's schedule constraints (school, hockey, etc.), they decided to stay at a state park close to town.

The kayak and canoe livery was still open which sort of surprised me. If I'd been thinking, I would have brought some paddling clothes...

The trees were starting to show some fall color.

Spencer is quite the expert marshmallow roaster. He only burnt one.

He's also a qualified expert S'mores tester!

I did get a chance to watch his last pre-season game against a minor team in the age bracket above his team. Always fun to watch. Leaves me wondering where he got his hockey genes.

After the short visit, I caught Jeff's flight back to Seattle and then on to Phoenix. Time to get another Scamp project done and get packing for the Green River trip.

If all goes as planned, we'll be on the first day of our 12 day, 100 mile Green River trip when this post publishes.


  1. A quick trip to Alaska would always work for me. Nice photo's.

  2. So if I ask a question, I'll get an answer in 12 or 13 days? The first photo, what mountain is this? I am wanting to make it into Denali but not sure you would be getting that close. So nice to have a son who's a pilot!!!

    1. Yup, that's about right ;-) Suzanne was right, it was Mt. Rainier as we approached Seattle.

  3. I am guessing the lone mountain is Rainier...