North America Road Trip
Back in the Bay Area!
October 12, 2004

Between our off-road adventure and getting back to the Bay Area we have seen lots of beautiful, impressive and/or weird things. So indulge me in giving an overview in a few photo albums. On October 8th we made it to Livermore where we stayed a couple of nights with Lita and Patrick; we then crashed […]

North America Road Trip
Sterlin goes Off-Road, UT
October 3, 2004

Today we visited Canyonlands National Park. Instead of taking the paved roads, we decided to take one of the 4WD only roads. This enabled us to get away from the crowds and access great views of the Colorado River. The trip started out down a rather simple sand road. Although, the ranger had told us […]

A Touch of Wyoming, Colorado and Utah
October 2, 2004

After Mt Rushmore we continued to Devil’s Tower, WY – a close encounter of the best kind! We then left the cornfields of Wyoming for the Rockies in Colorado. ‘Rocky Mountains National Park’ was worth the drive-through. We stopped in Georgetown, about 40 miles west of Denver to visit Eric and Lisa, whom we met […]

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Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse, SD
September 28, 2004

After several days of driving through cornfields (and believe me, all cornfields look alike), the Black Hills of South West Dakota were a very welcome sight. Somewhere between the cornfields of Iowa, we did manage to find a ballpark and the ‘Field of Dreams’ movie site. Today we visited Crazy Horse Memorial, which they have […]

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Chicago, IL
August 31, 2004

First visit to Chicago for both of us and we liked it a lot! The architectural mix is intriguing and impressive – even a bit surreal every now and then. Made me think of some of the drawings of ‘Schuiten en Peeters’. The transport system that runs above the roads in Downtown gave us the […]

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Relaxing in Madison, Wisconsin
August 27, 2004

After 10 days of solid driving (we left Anchorage, AK on Aug 15th and arrived in Madison, WI on Aug 25th) we made it to Madison. It was a long 10 days and the drive through the prairie-lands actually got a bit boring. But what does one expect after spectacular scenery in Alaska. So now […]

Anchorage, AK to Dawson Creek, BC
August 20, 2004

We flew into Anchorage from San Francisco on 14 Aug around midnight. First stop: long term airport parking to pick up Sterlin. The next day we started our trek in the general direction of Chicago. We stopped in Tok, AK; Dawson City, YT; Whitehorse, YT; Liard Hot Springs, BC and Dawson Creek, BC – where […]

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 […]