North America Road Trip
3 Days and 3 Nights in and around San Francisco.
August 20, 2004

We just couldn’t stay away! As mentioned previously we had to be back in SFO for fingerprinting. No choice really… so as we had to ‘interrupt’ our trip we decided to make the most of it. On Wednesday August 11th we arrived at SFO airport in the evening and were met by ‘The FiGi’s’ (Fil […]

North America Road Trip
The next 6 weeks.
August 11, 2004

So here we are in Anchorage, AK, from where we fly to San Francisco today Aug 11. We just missed the place too much to be away for so long…. Just kidding (although…). No, we need to go back there to be fingerprinted again for our ‘still-and-forever-running’ green card applications. A bit a of a […]

Denali NP and Kenai Peninsula – AK
August 11, 2004

After our ‘Dalton Highway’ adventure (and I have finally been able to add a photo album there, so you may want to check that post again) we started heading south. Let me add that for both of us this was definitely one of the highlights of the trip so far. First stop was ‘Denali National […]

North America Road Trip
WiFi Mecca
August 5, 2004

Finally achieved the ultimate in camping. To access email remotely through a Wi-Fi connection. Ha. Camping will never be the same again (this post was made from a campground).

Prudhoe Bay, AK
August 2, 2004

Just squeezing in a quick post before heading off to Denali National Park. The last week has been spent driving North, and I mean North. We crossed the Artic Circle (66Deg33′) and continued to a place called Deadhorse on Prudhoe Bay. Did not venture for a swim however. Deadhorse is a total Oil Town, with […]

Skagway to Anchorage, AK
July 26, 2004

Obviously we made it successfully from Juneau to Skagway.  However, no more ferries for us (at least for a while).  We plan to be land-based for the next few weeks.  Skagway was quite the quaint little tourist town.  We preferred it to Juneau.  It did however have numerous jewelry shops, which have absolutely no historical relevance, […]

Juneau, AK – continued
July 23, 2004

Hokey… we’re back. As said we were chased out of the cyber cafe by the fire alarm. Made one addition to that previous blog: a photo link of the Inside Passage. Juneau, Alaska’s State Capitol – a city that can only be reached by plane and boat. And oh boy do the boats know how […]

Juneau, AK
July 21, 2004

We will keep this post very short (as internet and phone seem to be a real problem here).  Just wanted to let you know that we touched down in Alaska. Took the ferry from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert – 15 hours on the water (all in Canada).  The Inside Passage was absolutely amazing.  So […]

North America Road Trip
Host Olympic City 2010
July 16, 2004

Greetings from Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia.  Crossed the border from the US to Canada on the 9th of July (Friday) and headed up to Whistler.  Hiked a local trail with Dad where we discovered that there is no rainbow at Rainbow Lake (although it was chucking down with rain).  Caroline discovered the comfort (and bar) […]

‘Northern Exposure’
July 13, 2004

Hi All! Remember the TV show ‘Northern Exposure’? It was set in a fictitious place called ‘Cicely, Alaska’. Well, on July 8th we drove east out of Seattle on Hwy 90 for 80 odd miles to get to Roslyn, Washington, the township that stood model for it! Thought that one deserved a mention here as […]

Mt Rainier, Washington (14,410 ft)
July 9, 2004

Thought I’d better send a quick post to let you all know that I was successful in my summit of Mt Rainier! I set off at 10:30am Monday from the car-park arriving at Camp Muir around 3:00 pm. After a light dinner, we were all tucked-up and in bed by 6:00pm. Although it was somewhat […]

Portland, Oregon
July 6, 2004

What a surprisingly pleasant and nice city! There’s a bit of a European feel to it. Lots of funky, trendy, leafy neighborhoods: Hawthorne, NW23 (reminded me a bit of Balmain in Sydney), Downtown. I loved the Japanese and Rose Gardens: 2 very different and very enjoyable gardens; spent quite some time in both. Fabulous views […]

Finally on our way!!!!!!
July 1, 2004

You wouldn’t believe how much stuff fits in a small, 2-bedroom apartment! And it just seemed to keep coming up out of the ground!!!!!!! But finally after 3 days of packing and stuffing things into storage, we got on our way today at 4pm!!! Said goodbye to the lovely people at our leasing office in […]

40 and Away Party
June 27, 2004

Hey Guys! I should turn 40 and give a party more often!!! Thanks to all for being there and making it a birthday and going-away party to remember!!! Going-away party as a few days later we set off on a 6-month trip that took us to Alaska, Prudhoe Bay, Yukon Territory to Saskatchewan, Chicago, Colorado,…. […]