Day One
Day One

Anchorage, AK to Tok, AK
June 13th, 2004

High Point of the Day....
Low Point of the Day......
Brian & Theresa - Getting going
Brian & Theresa - An all too familiar thump from the back of the bus
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Night's Lodging
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Moose calves
Porcupine Creek Campground
Livingston, MT

Daily Didactic
Our Wednesday a.m. departure date came promptly at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, primarily due to the need to re-engineer the wiring in the dashboard to revive some grumpy windshield wipers. Sometimes saying goodbye is hard, and this week seems to have been particularly hard for the bus. However, once we passed Eagle River all worries were left behind and the bus was ready to roll. More or less.

It was a spectacular late afternoon/early evening for a drive out of Alaska. The sun came out for the first time in days and the scenery was quite scenic. We powered on through Palmer, Sutton, Glenallen and, intending to make up for lost days, pushed on toward Tok. A lesson apparently not learned on our last trip is that "pushing on" always seems to introduce wrinkles. The wrinkle this time was the answer to a question Brian had riddled prior to departure. "I wonder," Brian thought, "if I should replace those questionable right rear CV joints before leaving on a long road trip, or just drive into an area where VW buses haven't seen support in years and find out in they are really a problem." We are pretty confident you can answer this question yourself, and hindsight being 20/20, so now can we.

To the thumpety thump of a sad, yet valiant, CV joint we pulled into the Porcupine Creek Campground about sixty miles south of Tok for the night.

Daily Pictures (Slide Show)

Brian, strapping gear to the roof rack Bright eyed and bushy tailed Wednesday morning
The return of Hula Gal One million songs in our ashtray, or something like that...
An Alaskan moose pick-me-up Moose on the road
Moose off the road Theresa loves the braided rivers
Brian loves the windy road Matanuska Glacier
The bus ready to roll, more or less Snow road markers near Eureka
Mount Sanford at dusk

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