Gold Panning near the Silver Bow Basin

Our next stop was Juneau where we hopped on a tour bus to go gold panning! Our tour guide entertained us with lots of Alaska puns as we made our way to the panning location. Once we stopped, he taught everyone to pan for gold using dirt that had been collected from another location earlier…

The Hubbard Glacier

The next highlight of our cruise was the Hubbard Glacier. Dawn and I had been on a similar cruise where we saw it years ago. We recalled icy wind, bitter-cold temperatures, and not getting very close to the glacier. It was SO funny because we got everyone bundled up only to go outside and feel…

The Start of Our Alaskan Cruise

After a couple of nights in Idaho, we headed on to Tacoma to drop Bucky off at a kennel. Along the way, we spent a night at a nice little RV park in Stanfield, Oregon (at a Pilot truck stop of all places) called, you guessed it: Pilot RV Park. When we were unhooking, I…

Texas to Canada in 13 days!

They say everything’s bigger in Texas, so it should come as no surprise that for our first time ever pulling our fifth-wheel, we took off on an epic road trip from Arlington, Texas to Vancouver, Canada. We had thirteen days to get to Vancouver so we could pick up Dawn’s mom and embark on an…

A site to see…finally!

After our brief stay in Colorado, we headed for our next destination, Utah Lake State Park. Along the way, we made a stop in Moab in super-hot weather for diesel and for me to check the torque on the lug nuts on our trailer wheels. In the process, I cracked one of my Craftsman sockets,…