Showing posts from April, 2019

Spectacular Dantes View

It was well worth a long drive (a lonely road) to Dantes View. This was our last stop on our first day of journey to Death Valley National Park California. It was already 3:30 pm when we left the main road and it took us about 20 minutes to get there. A 13 mile paved road but the last quarter mile is 15% grade. A steep climb up but so beautiful. Vehicles over 25ft or longer are prohibited on this road. Please watch our short video  Road to Dantes View  to see the road.  There were few cars when we arrived at The Dantes View but those people were out exploring around. It wasn't crowded at all in fact we were the only ones there enjoying the 360 degrees of breathtaking view of Death Valley from 5475 ft high above Sea Level.  We didn't stay long because it was windy and cold.  It would have been nice to explore the area but it was also getting late in a day. There was a Bee Hazard caution sign on the road but we didn't even get the change to see any. Maybe it's because we

Zinfandel to Celebrate the Last Letter of A to Z Blogging Challenge

Today is the last letter of A to Z  blogging challenge for the month of April. It was a tough month for me, having to choose which experience to post and looking through thousands of photos and  deciding which one to used. It was hard but also rewarding. I get to share my photos and experiences of living in Fairbanks, Alaska. For my letter Z, my husband went to Fred Meyer and got me Arbor Mist White Zinfandel. He knows that I spent a lot of time blogging this month and he suggested I do Zinfandel for Z to celebrate getting through the A to Z blogging challenge. Looking back through the years, going through photos, memories,  and blogging about it made me appreciate the LIFE more. And also making me want to do more adventures out there with my family.  Living life and not just existing. White Zinfandel - To celebrate the last letter of A to Z blogging challenge. Only 6% alcohol. I rarely drink alcoholic beverages and this is good enough for me. The final letter, t

Yukon River Trips with My Dogs in Canada and USA

The longest and largest river that runs through Alaska from British Columbia, Canada. The river is approximately 1900 miles long and it ends in the Bering sea . It brings a lot of salmon during fishing season in Alaska. Yukon means "Great River" in Gwich'in. Yukon River in Yukon Territory, Canada. A 606 miles away from home in Fairbanks, Alaska It was a long trip and both my dogs, Abby and Farky had to swim in Yukon river. I think what's behind me is some kind of damn, I'm not sure. Just below the bridge.  The Yukon River Bridge in Alaska approximately 137 miles from my home in Fairbanks. Yukon River Bridge in Dalton Highway Alaska. The color of the river is way different from where it starts. But yes, this is a mighty river! Trips with my dogs, Abby and Farky. All I have left of them are memories.  Bridge up in Delta highway in Alaska, USA and the bridge in Alaska highway in Canada 137 miles from home in Fairbanks to the Yu

Xtreme Cold Weather Experience in Fairbanks

It was in January of 2017 a cold week about -30 to -40 below zero degree fahrenheit we still have to go to work. The forecast said the temp could go -50 the next day. Before I left work,  I asked my coworker what's our policy about working in these temperature. She told me that if at 6 in the morning, if the temperature is -50 below then we don't have to come to work. The next day at 6am our temperature was -49°F. We still have to go to work but I know it's going to be bad on my vehicle to drive in this temperature so I decided to stay home. Only few people showed up at work that day, including my co-worker and she was the only one who showed up in our department. By 9am, the temperature went deep down more than -50 below fahrenheit and everyone who showed up to work was dismissed and was sent home. That day, there were also some vehicles on the road that quit working because of the extreme cold. It was cold but GOT TO have my friends experienced the forty below tem

Worthington Glacier Visits

Located off Richardson highway 28 miles from or to Valdez, this is a really good stop. An easy access from the road and a short hike to get in touch with the glacier. If you haven't seen a glacier before, I would really recommend this place and a drive to Valdez from here is absolutely beautiful. It is sad though seeing how much the glacier had retreated over time.  I wish I could find the pictures we took in 2001 and 2002, it'll be interesting to see the difference. Worthington Glacier view from the highway 2018 Worthington Glacier visit with my Aunt in 2007 Worthington Glacier in 2010 visit Worthington Glacier with Alan in 2018 - the glacier had decrease significantly Worthington Glacier visit with my friends in 2007 Worthington Glacier with my mom in 2010 Worthington Glacier visit 2018 2018 Standing on the glacier in 2007 2007 visit  with my friend from Tinglayan Kalinga Philippines Worthington Glacier visit 2007 with

Valdez Alaska Fishing Trip

I always love the trip down to Valdez even though it takes several hours to get there. From my house in Fairbanks to Valdez town is about 362 miles away. I have lived in Valdez two different times and I love it! Last year on our fishing trip to Valdez Alaska, we had a great time, the weather was nice, and the sun was out. However, it was more like a family trip down to Valdez because we came home with no fish.  The only fish I caught, the bear took it ( Bear in Our Campsite ) It's all good though since we already have some fish from our previous fishing trips. Valdez, Alaska Valdez Small Boat Harbor Gateway to Prince William Sound Valdez Harbor View of Bear Paw Campground Valdez Inlet View of Ammunition Island - Shipping Terminal Work in progress - expansion of Valdez boat harbor View of Valdez Alyeska Pipeline, Marine Terminal from our boat off Allison point. Winds picked up and water became choppy.  My jealous dog V