An Alaskan Adventure

An Alaskan Adventure

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Alan Adaschik's dream was to visit Alaska; America's last frontier and a place which abounds with wildlife and unspoiled wilderness. Upon retirement, Al and his wife Gayle sold everything and bought a thirty-seven foot Damon Intruder motor home to make his dream a reality. qAn Alaskan Adventureq is a narrative about Al and Gayle's trip which highlights the places they visited and the wonderful things they experienced along the way. qAn Alaskan Adventureq commences in Indiana following a visit with Al's relatives who live there. After negotiating the traffic jams of Chicago, Al and Gayle traveled I-94 across the northern Great Plains visiting Minnesota, North Dakota, and Montana along the way. Heading north, they visited Glacier National Park and continued on to tour Yoho, Banff, and Jasper national parks in Canada. Afterwards, Al a Gayle picked up the Alaskan Highway which took them to a realization of Al's dream. The reminder of the book is about Al a Gayle's travels around the Great Alaskan Triangle, a circuit of 900 miles defined by the cities of Tok, Fairbanks, and Anchorage. While negotiating this triangle, Al and Gayle's primary goals were to find gold in one of the many streams they crossed and to also find a Wooly Mammoth frozen in a glacier. Toward this end, they took side trips to the White Mountains National Recreation Area, Denali National Park, The Top of the World Highway, and the towns of Homer and Chicken. qAn Alaskan Adventureq is not just a book about touring Alaska. Al is an environmentalist and a theme evident throughout the book is that the beauty we find around us is fleeting and that if we, as a species, continue to over-populate our world, what we see and value so highly is sure to go away.The speed of my connection made this impossible, so I will have to forgo sending pictures until we find a campground with a phone line. ... Deer Lodgea#39;s main claim to fame is that it is the home of the old Montana Territorial prison built in 1871 by convict labor. ... that you didna#39;t want to be a criminal in Montana when this prison was being used. To say the least, it wasna#39;t a very nice place. Its interior andanbsp;...

Title:An Alaskan Adventure
Author: Alan R. Adaschik
Publisher:Author House - 2014-02

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