Alaska 2017 – Triple G.

On the way to the triple G, we saw two black bears crossing the road.  Our first wildlife.

We pulled into the Triple G RV park just as it started to rain.  We got everything set up then the heavens opened up with a spectacular thunder storm.   We watched the rain, hail, and lightening from our warm cozy trailer.

 

Soon, one after another of these huge motor homes started showing up.  It’s odd to see your tow vehicle being used as an auxiliary for one of these things.

They all are part of a caravan.  They all have this sticker in the window.  Must be 30 or so of them.

Next to the park is this cute museum, with old cars and trucks.

Many date from the construction of the Highway.

Here we are all tucked into the trees.

Charlie Lake & Leisure RV Park BC

 

 

We Start down the Alaska Highway.  We thought to spend some time in Dawson Creek, but there was no room.  All of the RV parks were full.  We finally found this funky little RV park outside Fort Nelson.  The park had a lot of trees, water, sewer, and 110V power.

Fozzie gets his first selfie.

Beautiful British Colombia.

Meanwhile, the storm clouds were gathering.

 

 

Alaska 2017 – Sherks RV Valleyview, AB

Shirks in Valleyview Alberta Canada.

Sherks was a fun campground.  They gave us a goody bag with pads , pens, a flashlight and a calendar.  The site was absolutely level.

Put up the Giants flag, hoping it would help them win.  Alas…

 

The Jeep has been doing a great job.  I set the cruise control to 55 and the Jeep takes care of everything else.  Up hill, down hill, or on the flat, the Jeep stays pegged at 55 +/- 2 MPH.

 

Alaska 2017 – Okotoks AB, Canada

 

Riverbend RV park in Alberta British Clombia

We got to add a whole country to our RV, and Alberta.

 

The best thing about this place was that they had some water for Fozzie to swim in.

Once again, So many RV parks consist of a pad.  This one had a river inlet, which was filled with weed.  Fozzie liked it.

 

 

Alaska 2017 – Shelby, MT

 

Shelby is just at the boarder between  Montana and Alberta Canada.  We stayed at the Trails West RV park that was just behind the Best Western Hotel in Shelby Montana.

We walked the dog in the prairie behind the hotel.  This is a prickly pare cactus flower I thought looked nice.

The best thing about this park is that the Best Western had a breakfast buffet.

The boarder crossing.  We were held up for quite a while.  They made us sit and wait for a Canadian Boarder Agent.  Then he tapped onto his computer, handed us back our passports and told us we were good to go.

Alaska 2017 – helena Montanna

 

So much of Montana, and Idaho for that matter, are miles and miles of miles and miles.   I was a little concerned about fuel, since it was quite a ways between fuel stations.  We stayed at the Lincoln road RV park.

 

We add Montana

 

Your basic RV park.  Generic RV parks have a gravel pad and grass areas.  The wind was blowing so bad we couldn’t extend the awning.  Generic RV parks have nothing much to say for them.  This one had an unfenced very large field for a dog run.

Alaska – 2017 Salmon Idaho

One of the objectives of this expedition was to go to Salmon Idaho.  Marian is related to Emma Russel (the sheep queen of Idaho).  We detoured through Idaho so that we could explore the Lemhi museum, and the Yearian graveyard.

 

The Salmon River canyon is something that just needs to be experienced.

 

The beauty, and the fantastic colors of the rock formations are impossible to express in photos.

 

We stayed at the Wagonhammer RV Resort.  What a great resort.  The hosts were very friendly, the park was clean, green, and great.

Fozzie found that he liked the river because he could swim and swim against the flow.  He had a great time.

The museum had this old stage coach on display out in front.

At the Lemhi museum, here’s a china cabinet that belonged to the Yearian.

This Peace Pipe belonged to EM Yearian, and was given to him by Toompompy, son of Tendoy.

 

We found the Yearian Cemetery ( had to use GPS coordinates ).

Panoramic looking down the valley

Looking back at the cemetery.

Alaska 2017 -Jerome ID

So we went off to Idaho.

We stopped at this little rest stop, but it had a nice little creek for Fozzie to play in.

 

Idaho has such amazing rock formations.  The colors are astounding.

You see these bluffs everywhere.

 

So we arrived at the Jerome KOA in Jerome ID.  They had a nice fenced dog park, great for fozzie, but our site was right next to the temp showers, and the playground.  Had kids walking through our site, and the high squeals of little children throughout the evening.  I know I’m a grump.

 

Added the Idaho state!

 

They had this shallow pond, which Fozzie loved.

 

There was a deal hole here and there

Alaska trip 2017 – truckee river RV

Here we go again.  Last year we attempted to go to Alaska, only to have the motor blow up in Pleasanton.  This year we breathed a sigh of relief as we passes the carman, where we were stranded.  The month before we were to leave the jeep sprang a leak, and spewed coolant onto the highway.  I brought it back to the dealer, who took two weeks to get a hose and install it.  The day before we left, the Jeep threw a check engine light for the glow plug on the number three cylinder.  I wasn’t sure we’d get started, but away we went.

There was a ton of snow on Donner summit  They say skying through the summer.

The Jeep pulled the trailer up the hill at 55 the whole way.  I was impressed.

 

The Truckee river RV park was nice.  Plenty of shade.

Raising the Alaska and of course the Giants flag.