North To Alaska June 10th, 2002

Alaska With Our Grandsons; A True "Adventure"For All Of 'Us!

Alaska Is One of Our Favorites

Alaska is always the prettiest destination with the clean air and ever changing views.  We have traveled there three times recently (Paul traveled there as a teenager).  We enjoyed every trip and especially the one where the teenage grandsons went with us!

Join us with the pictures taken from the trip with the grandsons (June 2002).


The Trips

Sailing to Alaska

We have been to Alaska three times to date each an adventure of it own.  We took our two oldest grandsons (early teens when they went) and had quite an adventure and we had digital evidence! Previous trips we still have a non-digital camera and the pictures are not worth saving/digitizing.

We got to ride the trains, see the animals up close, ride in helicopters, ride in airplanes and land on lakes, and eat salmon 24x7! Alaska is pristine and he railroad ride from Fairbanks to the ship (Anchorage) was fantastic. 

We completed the trip in Canada and viewed the Butchart Gardens in Canada .

North To Alaska With Our Two Grandsons

North To Alaska

Say What????

North To Asaska

So.... Grandma and Papa get this great idea.... Take the teenage grandsons to Alaska before the "teenage insanity years" set in!

Little did we know that the "Insanity Years" begin early these days! 

We asked, they said "Yes"... and we are off on a great adventure!  June 10th, 2002 departure day!

OK Jonathan and Zachary.. All YOU have to do is get 3.0 or better average on your grades! B's or better!

They did well... We are ready to go!

Jonathan is Colleen's son and Zachary belongs to Jeanette.  The girls get two weeks off while the grandparents are on-duty!

We had no way to know what we were signing up to except the boys are both good kids with Zachary being twelve and Jon thirteen. 

Both are big boys who, until they opened their mouths, passed for much older!

North to Alaska is a 1960 comedic western directed by Henry Hathaway and starring John Wayne and Stewart Granger.

What Are We Getting Into? Traveling With Teens?????

This was taken years ago. You ought to see them now

Connor, Nick, Little Jon, and Zachary!

This was one of the most fun vacations we ever had. The boys were FANTASTIC... Always assisting us, never in too much trouble. They were interested in new things and going on adventures. We hope some day we can do this again!


But first.... what are we getting into? Do we know what we are doing?

We Have A Full Itinerary; Almost Two Weeks!


Anchorage Alaska in June! Anchorage, Alaska is a consolidated city-borough (officially called the Municipality of Anchorage) in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is the largest city in the state of Alaska, with 278,700 residents, comprising more than two-fifths (with its metropolitan area, over 50%) of the state's total population.


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