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rvdreams
We are full-time RVers who left the rat race in our early 40s to pursue a simpler, happier life.
Interests: Howard - travel,nature,hiking,biking,canoeing,writing,photography,golf Linda travel,nature,birding,hiking,biking,canoeing,crafts,geocaching
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All I could think about was our RV electrical issue and how it was going to affect our plans and timing. Technically, we could live without plugging in or using the generator, but we didn't want to .... at least... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at RV-Dreams Journal
Well, this is a boring Alaska entry. But when you are spending almost four months in the state, not every day can have beautiful scenery, glaciers, bears, and whales. The prognosticators were right. It rained all day. We had some... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at RV-Dreams Journal
For the next leg of our trip in the Inside Passage, we were taking the Alaska Marine Highway ferry from Juneau to Haines. It was our last ferry ride of this segment of our Alaska adventure, and it was another... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at RV-Dreams Journal
Well, after my midnight decision last night to do a Tracy Arm Fjord boat tour this morning, solo if necessary, I got up early to prepare. With only a few hours sleep, I called Adventure Bound Alaska as soon as... Continue reading
Posted 20 hours ago at RV-Dreams Journal
The forecast was for rain today, so we didn't really plan anything. I was going to get up early and cook a big batch of bacon and eggs, and Steve & Esther were going to pitch in some keto-pancakes. But,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at RV-Dreams Journal
Today is our 33rd wedding anniversary. So we celebrated by kayaking to Mendenhall Glacier. When it was done, unfortunately, I'm pretty sure I enjoyed it more than Linda due to the lousy performance of our rental kayak. But we ended... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at RV-Dreams Journal
We let the morning get away from us, but it was just too pretty sit at our campsite all day. Today and tomorrow were supposed to be the two best weather days of the week, and in the rainforest that... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at RV-Dreams Journal
Just like the night before in Bartlett Cove Campground in Glacier Bay National Park, we had a light rain on our tent most of the night. This morning, we didn't have to get up nearly as early, as the only... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at RV-Dreams Journal
It gets light between 4:00 and 5:00 a.m., so it was no problem for us to wake up at 5:30 to meet Steve & Esther for breakfast in the Glacier Bay Lodge at 6:00. We each had side orders of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
Another early morning. Our taxi picked us up a little before 6:00 a.m. in the Mendenhall Campground, and our driver dropped us off a little after 6:00. Since we didn't have vehicles this time, boarding was easy, and we just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
Well, I got some sleep on the ferry during our overnight journey. I was ready to get up, but Linda was still zonked out. So, I got up and went to breakfast by myself at 9:00 a.m. Steve & Esther... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
True to the rainforest that is Southeast Alaska, it rained. It rained all morning, and we just sat in our RVs at the Sitka Sportsman's Association RV Park. Check out was at noon, and we didn't want to pay for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
Here are links to the individual posts for our 2019 Alaska trip from the day we crossed the Canadian border on April 27. We'll update this index as we go. At the time of this posting, we are updated through... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
With rain predicted for most of the day, we all decided to forgo our last night in Starrigavan Campground and move down the road just a bit to the Sitka Sportsman's Association RV Park. I was reluctant to move, but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
We were leisurely going through our morning when I got a phone call. Daryl is a Sitka resident we met on the ferry coming here. Steve asked him several questions, and I finished up our trip asking him more trying... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
As promised, I went to the library this morning and stayed all day. But, while "working", I enjoyed this great view out to Crescent Bay. How many libraries have a view like that? Steve stayed at the campground and re-hiked... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
My plan for today was to cook up some breakfast and then go to the Sitka Public Library to upload photos and post some Journal entries (blog posts). I got out the Blackstone, and cooked a package of bacon while... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
On this Memorial Day, the ladies weren't up for my early morning start, but Steve got out with me at 7:00 a.m. First, we drove up Harbor Mountain as suggested by at least a few folks. There were several switchbacks,... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
After our late night getting in on the ferry, we weren't planning on much today. Esther knocked on our door at 9:00, and I got out of bed. She had already scouted the campground for potential sites we could move... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
We vacated The Trees RV Park a little after 9:00 a.m. this morning, and made our way to the ferry terminal in Petersburg. It was another beautiful day for a ferry ride. The Malaspina arrived around 10:15, …. and soon... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
Linda, Esther, and I headed out at 9:00 a.m. to do the Three Lakes Loop hike, a fairly popular hike off the forest roads on Mitkof Island. Steve was having issues with his camera, and he stayed behind to see... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
Well, early in the morning the rain came and it stayed a bit longer than we expected. So, we hunkered down until it let up. When it did, there were two deer in our campsite. Eventually, Linda and Esther headed... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
So, here are some photos of our campsites at The Trees RV Park. It’s actually nicer than a lot of Alaska RV parks as far as site spacing and vegetation between sites. They have full hook-ups for $30/night or water... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
Today we were leaving Wrangell and heading to Petersburg, but our ferry didn’t depart until 5:30 p.m., so we had most of the day to play around. Of course, Linda and Esther went to Petroglyph Beach. But with all the... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal
Near the ferry dock in Wrangell is Petroglyph Beach, a beach known for numerous petroglyphs carved in the rocks. We saw it coming in on the ferry last night. However, it’s also known to have lots of sea glass and... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2019 at RV-Dreams Journal