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Entering Canada Border from Sumas and our first day driving through British Columbia

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After our not so fun trip to the Philippines due to Covid-19 pandemic and got locked down in home quarantine for two months, we are finally back to the US. We stayed in Washington for 2 weeks before we took our trip to Alaska through Canada. We left Sumas Washington and entered Canada Border around 1130 am of June 15, 2020. It took few minutes to get through the security. There were so many questions and the security was trying to see if we are essential travelers due to Covid-19. But they've finally let us in since we are going back home to Alaska. However, I had to throw out my plants. I didn't know that I can't take soil to Canada but it's good though. Just bought those plants from Fred Meyer.  After a few feet away from the border, we got stopped by Provential Health check security staff of the Province of British Columbia who monitored people coming in and driving through their province. We agreed to register with them so they can monitor us and to make sure we are

Our 2020 Travel Has Officially Began

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We are now out of -30 degree Fahrenheit temperature, from a cold weather Fairbanks Alaska to the Evergreen State Washington. Although the weather here is not that warm but it's a lot warmer compared to Fairbanks. We left Fairbanks the night of January 16th. When we arrived in Seattle we rented a vehicle big enough to haul our all our luggage. On our way to Bellingham, there was a  lot of slushy snow on the roads. We arrived in Bellingham around 530am.  The storage  facility where we left our motorhome was not plowed. Joel tried to drive through the snow but got stuck. He ended up buying a shovel and had to shovel for over an hour just to get his way out of the storage facility. He was tired after all that flying, driving, then shoveling the snow. After we bought stuff we needed in Costco and returned the rental car to the airport, we drove down to Thousand  Trails in La Conner. This is where we are going to be for a few days. Flying over Seattle  Our luggage Our J

A Night Drive thru University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)

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The temperature was in negative degrees Fahrenheit but the northern lights forecast was somewhere around 5 KP. It was late at night when my husband and I decided to go for a drive up to University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) in hope of seeing northern lights shows from there. The skies was clear with lots of stars but there's also so much city lights pollution. We stayed awhile but didn't see any colors in the sky. Therefore, my husband and I together with our son Alan, decided to drove out of town and it was a good decision, we did see some northern lights shows. Anyway, here are some pictures I took on our drive thru UAF that late night in December 2019. The roundabout at UAF We might have not seen the northern lights up at UAF but the moon was awesome!  The moon lights University of Alaska Museum of the North

New Year's Celebrations in Fairbanks Alaska

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 I love the new year's celebrations not just because it's the start of the new year but it's because I love to celebrate it with lots of fruits, desserts and some foods that are known to be lucky to eat on new years day. And of course I love spending it with my family. Fruits and Flowers to welcome the New Year! For dessert we have angel food cake, sapin sapin (sticky flour with shredded coconut on top), macaroni salad, sesame balls, pumpkin bread, big bread, biko (sticky rice with sugar on top), suman (sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves, puto with cheese, pande coco (yellow round bread that has coconut filling), ubi bread (purple yam sweet bread),  Hopia (mung beans bread) and chocolate crepes.  Pulled pork that my husband made. We decided for this instead of ham. I haven't had any pork for a while but since it's new year celebrations, I made an exemption. Stuff for pho soup Bake whole bangus (milk fish) Pineapple salmon bake

Winter Drive to Anchorage From Fairbanks

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Day after Christmas, my family and I took a winter drive to Anchorage on the Parks highway. It's about 360 miles from Fairbanks to Anchorage. When we left home it was -18 degree Fahrenheit at around 10:35 a.m. gloomy and cold. When we arrived in Anchorage the temperature was 14 degrees Fahrenheit should be a lot warmer but the wind made it very cold. Cold to the bone. Oh I love Alaska! Just outside Fairbanks. It was cloudy but at least it wasn't snowy nor windy Bridge in Nenana - about 56 miles from Fairbanks Three Bears store in Healy - about 112 miles from Fairbanks Tatlanika Bridge Train Bridge to the right Denali Townsite is like a ghost town.  Nothings opened and even traffic lights were covered.  About 123 miles from Fairbanks Welcome to Cantwell about 152 miles from Fairbanks You must have blinked - Cantwell Very windy most of the way  At least part of the way the sun gave us great show. I love the color of the sky

Merry Christmas from Fairbanks Alaska

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View from University of Fairbanks Alaska (UAF) on a very cold day Merry Christmas from my home to yours

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