Road Trippin

Hawaii 2015

Each year in October we head to Hawaii before the snow flies here in Alaska. It is our last chance to soak up some sun before the long, cold five or six months of winter and lots of time on the sled dog trails. Michele and I stayed at the Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore and it did not disappoint! …

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Road Trippin: Top of the World

This past weekend, Michele and I took what can be called the ultimate road trip. We drove 800 miles each way to dip our toes in the Arctic Ocean. Van Halen has a song, Standing on Top of the World, and that’s what we did for a little while. We had been thinking about this trip for the past couple of …

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Hawaii 2017

Michele and I visited the Big Island of Hawaii this March-April for the first time. This is our third time to Hawaii and each island has its our character and charm.

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Reckless in Seattle

This past weekend Michele and I made a quick trip to Seattle to have some fun and then on to Denver to pick up a new pup for our Lead Dog Service Dog Training Program for a sailor that is based in Kodiak, Alaska Earlier this summer when we were still on the Rock n Roller coaster tour across America …

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Trip to the Top of the World

Last July Michele and I jumped in the FJ and headed North. Our goal was to tip our toes in the Arctic Ocean in Deadhorse, Alaska. I had written a post about this before but somehow it was deleted so here is a group of photos from our travels. It was a trip that we will never forget! We visited …

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East Coast Road Trip: Back to Charm City

Robert Forto

We were on the road and heading south by 1pm. We had a long drive to Baltimore and wanted to be there before dinner. We made our way through New Jersey and a quick jaunt through Delaware, making it to the eighth state and the nations capital on our go-cart tour of the East Coast. We stopped briefly as we …

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East Coast Road Trip: The Big Apple and Coney Island

Robert Forto

After we stashed my Macbook under the bed and threw our luggage on the bed we were off in the go-cart to head into the city. Michele and I cautioned each other to stay close and to watch out for everything around us. I was not too worried we would get mugged but I thought a pick-pocket might be a …

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East Coast Road Trip: Gettysburg, Geno’s Steaks and the Big City

Robert Forto

  As soon as we left Kings Dominion we were back into bumper to bumper traffic that would take us toward the nation’s capital and we would spend the better part of three hours getting there. If I haven’t said it before, living in Alaska we don’t have to deal with a lot of traffic. True, I now get aggravated …

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East Coast Road Trip: Roller Coaster Tour Day 2

Robert Forto

After we finished our fun filled day at Busch Gardens we had to drive about an hour north towards Kings Dominion, the next stop on our roller coaster tour. When I lived in Virginia, we used to go to Kings Dominion all the time. It was only about an hour south of our place in Lake Ridge and it was …

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East Coast Road Trip: Roller Coaster Tour Day 1

Robert Forto

The night at the flea bag hotel was awful. I don’t usually leave bad reviews but I did this time. Apparently I was not the only one as I read one that said the place was infested with bed bugs. Yuck! One of the defining movies of my childhood was National Lampoon’s Vacation staring Chevy Chase. It was our family, …

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