Share the Road

We boarded a modified school bus painted tarp beige for our Tundra Wilderness tour of Denali National Park. The big five animals to see at Denali are: • Grizzly Bears • Dall Sheep • Moose • Gray Wolves • Caribou Everyone on our bus hoped to see them all. The bus-tour-driver-guide instructed, “If you see … More Share the Road

Lighten the Load

My two-year-old grandson is very proud he can carry his own backpack. He struts around with a big grin on his face. On a recent visit, he stayed overnight with us at our hotel. The next morning I was in a hurry. I gathered all his things and stuffed his pack full. “We’ll leave as … More Lighten the Load

Best View

After we debarked from the ship we took a daylong bus ride to our evening destination at McKinley Park. Alaska Veteran’s Memorial (Mat-Su Region) in Denali State Park was an important stop along the way. (Denali National Park runs northwest of the state park.) Five twenty-foot tall concrete panels arranged in a semi-circle honored each … More Best View

Job Well Done

Before we leave the ship I want to write about some of the crew. We’ve been privileged to travel twice on Holland America cruise ships. Both times the crew was amazing. We interacted with the cabin stewards and waiters on a daily basis. Our cabin steward this trip was Herman. The thought of his cheerful, … More Job Well Done