Thursday, March 21, 2024

Six years later...

Long time no post! 
Six years later... living in Ninilchik, Alaska since 2022...
The start of a recap and retrospective: 

Chapter 1: Covid, retirement, selling our house. 

Chapter 2: RV life and moving to Alaska, land purchase, building a new house. 

Chapter 3: Living in Alaska, End of the Alaska journey. 

Chapter 4: New Beginnings. 

Friday, June 22, 2018

Driving the Alcan

Drove the Alcan (Alaska-Canadian Highway) from Sacramento, California to Tok, Alaska with a side trip into Haines, Alaska.

This is the first time we have driven to Alaska.  We've driven within Alaska a lot, but only after flying into Anchorage, or another city, town in Alaska and renting an RV, truck camper, or other vehicle.

Driving allowed us to comfortably take our dog too!

Originally, we planned to sleep in the back of the F250 which has a Leer mid-rise shell on it now.  We also were planning later perhaps, to purchase a truck camper to carry in the bed of the truck.  But as things work out, we ended up purchasing an Outdoors RV 20FQ travel trailer.  After working on a long list of modifications, improvements, etc... to the truck and travel trailer setup, we were ready to go, by our scheduled departure date.  More on modifications (mods) later...

It's been two years since we last stepped onto our property in Tok.  We were happy our dog made the trip with us.  As of this writing she is twelve.

I took the opportunity to practice some drone flying.  An aerial shot of the pad and part of the driveway.

Did a couple of mapping missions, but had issue with the drone's camera focus.  I'll still post some results however as it is interesting.

Here is an aerial video:

Other Alcan posts to come....

Thursday, October 5, 2017

2017 F250, the new rig

Purchased: 2017 Ford F250 FX4 Crew Cab.

For now it will just have a camper shell/cap, but next big purchase will be a truck camper.

The truck is the foundation that will allow us to do all the things we need - getting storage container to property, hauling logs and building supplies, camping, fishing, boat, etc.

The rig is a big purchase for us, but the first step in many adventures to come.

Dog approved.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tok, Alaska property - Driveway and building pad is in

Today the driveway and building pad were completed on the Tok property.  Burnham Construction did it right on budget and right on time - no small feat and we thank them!

Take a look - nicely graded, graveled and finished. Sweet.