Alaska Trip 2015: Day Seven

– Fort Nelson, British Columbia to Watson Lake, Yukon Territory – Bears. Bears are everywhere around here. This morning, we woke up in Fort Nelson and went for a run at the community trail. At the start of the trail, which runs partially through the woods, there was a sign posted warning about bears, and…

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Alaska Trip 2015: Day Six

– Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Fort Nelson, British Columbia – Today was a very light, easy day. Mark and I started our morning at 6am with a run through Dawson Creek. The Dawson Creek Trail is a little confusing to follow if you aren’t a local, but we did manage. This evening, Mom was reading…

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Alaska Trip 2015: Day Five

– Airdie, Alberta to Dawson Creek, British Columbia – Today was a much shorter day than yesterday. We left this morning around 7:30am, and we made it to our hotel around 4:30pm. We did gain another hour today, but it was still a much easier day than yesterday. We began our morning in Airdrie by…

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Alaska Trip 2015: Day Four

– Butte, Montana to Airdrie, Alberta – It’s actually been a little cold today. When I carried our bags out of the hotel to the Suburban in Butte, I was shivering. It still ended up being in the 70s later in the day. We left pretty early, around 6:45am or so this morning. We’ve done…

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Alaska Trip 2015: Day Three

– Moab, Utah to Butte, Montana – Moab is gorgeous early in the morning. We got up at 5am again this morning and Mark, Mom, and I were out to run by 5:30. We headed down a trail out of the city of Moab toward Arches National Park. We stopped briefly for some water at…

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Alaska Trip 2015: Day Two

– Amarillo, Texas to Moab, Utah – I guess I need to begin by covering yesterday’s drive, since my post went up pretty early in the day. Our drive was pretty uneventful, as expected, and we made it to Amarillo in good time. We did drive through a little rain, and it turns out that my parents…

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Alaska Trip 2015: Day One

– Denton, Texas to Amarillo, Texas – And so it begins. The first day of our epic drive to Alaska is here. Today, we’re taking a very short trip from Denton to Amarillo. I’m writing this before we leave for the day, but most days I plan to write about our day in the evening,…

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Vehicles and Packing for Alaska

Ripley hates it when we pack. Despite the fact that she nearly always gets to come with us, she still constantly frets while we get our things together before every trip. She makes this really tragic anxiety face and follows me around the house, crying inconsolably. She never believes me when I tell her that…

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Planning the Drive to Alaska

Things are ramping up here at the Phillips household. Our Alaska trip begins in just a few days, and we are busily trying to get everything in order before we go. With the trip so close at hand, I thought I would talk a little about the driving for the trip, and how we did…

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Weekend in Corpus Christi

This weekend, we took a family vacation to Corpus Christi, Texas. It isn’t much of a drive compared to our usual trips, but we had an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. Mark needed to drop off some boxes to a group he works with in Houston on Friday, and then he needed to pick up some…

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