A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life,
by him who interests his heart in everything.
~ Laurence Sterne ~

On May 14, 2003, my husband and I embarked on a journey that would change our lives. For the 4th time in twelve years, Uncle Sam was sending us off to another adventure in a new location. But we both felt that this move surely would be an adventure, for we were off to Alaska - and very happy about the opportunity to live in the Last Frontier.

Edited to Add (6/27/07): Little did we know that this move would be our last. Steve is now retired from the army, we own a home in North Pole, and our plan is to stay in Alaska forever. I continue to keep my journal up four years later.

Our trip took us from Jacksonville, Florida to Fairbanks, Alaska. We drove nearly 8000 miles, towing a 28' travel trailer behind us. Taking 30 days to make the move, we stopped along the way to see friends and family. Our route took us up the east coast to Philadelphia, and then west to San Francisco, CA - with many stops along the way. From S.F. we drove along the coast of Oregon and Washington, before crossing over into Canada and conquering the Alaska-Canadian Hwy (known commonly as the AlCan). It was a breathtaking journey and I kept an online journal throughout our trip. You can find our itinerary here. Each day of the itinerary links to the corresponding day in our travels. Caution: Because the travel journal is 30-days long and includes photos, it is very slow loading if you are a dial-up user. If you'd like to follow our journey across the country and Canada, click below.

To jump right to the index for my Alaska Journal, click here or on the AK JOURNAL link at the top.

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Last updated November 16, 2007