Saturday, July 27, 2013

AK2MT - Day 1

July 22, 2013 - Day 1

Fairbanks, AK - Kluane Lake, Yukon 425 miles

Fuel stops 4

Pit stops - 3

Movies - Hercules, Curious George

Our day began began at 6:00am at Bridgett's house. Brandon did some last minute packing and then we said our tearful goodbyes. I know that no matter how many times the Air Force moves us, leaving Bridgett, her family and Alaska will be the hardest move we ever make.

Tanner hugging Lucas, who refused to wake up.
Auntie and Uncle getting their last cuddles in.

We had to get our loaded trailer and truck weighed in North Pole before heading out to base for Brandon to finish up his out-processing. After out-processing we brought Dillan in to get his 18 month immunizations. We followed that up with a stop at Brandon's shop so that he could say his last goodbyes. After fueling the Tahoe we were finally ready to hit the road at 11:15am.

In North Pole we hit 80,000 miles
The shots knocked him out
Loaded and ready to hit the open road

The jets at Eielson have been grounded due to sequestration since April. They have gone up only a handful of times during this time, but as we were leaving we got an awesome send off as all the jets were doing training flights.


Our first stop was a mere 90 miles down the road in Delta Junction. We got burgers, fries, onion rings and milk shakes at our favorite burger stand there.

Dogs all comfy in the back.

Our last pit stop, before crossing the Canadian border was in Tok. We stopped at a gravel pit surrounded by gorgeous fireweed. The boys ran, climbed hillsides and threw hundreds of rocks.

This is what it takes to get ONE kinda smily face.

Last scenic pics before entering Canada.

First, but not last, road construction

CANADA! The border security was super easy to cross. We just looked over our passports, answered a few questions and were sent on our way.

Crocheted one wash rag



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