Little Jaunt to Alaska


Three days ago my Son and his family hit the road on a little Jaunt, to  their new duty station in Juneau, Alaska.  Although Tom has been stationed in Juneau on an earlier tour,   this will be the first time for his wife and new daughter.  Not wanting them to simply get on a plane and walk out the door into Alaska,  he wanted them to experience the trip by land.  They estimate the drive will take about 10 days to take it slow and enjoy it as a family vacation.


Their trip started in Michigan and after two days of driving they entered Montana in all it's glory. 


I've been getting photos every day from them and the quote with this photo went  like this,
"Most of the corners were quite daring to drive through, especially when someone comes towards you in a huge motor home pulling their Buick!"

Photo from top of the mountain, about 11,000 ft above sea level,  going along the road north.


I just can't imagine the size of the snow plows used on these roads..  the ones I remember in Illinois were simply the size of back-hoes. 
And this is the end of June!


Tom had to pull his car over to give us a visual how deep the snow is on the sides of the road.... His car is a good size SUV.

The Wyoming Rockies

Still so much snow on the first day of Summer!
I have only been to this part of the Country in late Summer and can't imagine the beauty of the snow covered mountains in real life?
I'm looking forward to the photos as they come in each day and to what my daughter-in-law and granddaughter have to say about their little Jaunt to Alaska.

Oh, America the Beautiful!

I'll be linking this wonderful trip to 
Outdoor Wednesday

White Wednesday 

Alphabet Thursday



Teresa said...

Those pictures are breathtaking! What a great adventure for them.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

How much fun is that!

We still have snow in the high country also....

criticalcrass said...

that is CRAZY!!!

i'm not sure i could handle a ten-day road trip. especially one that would be so hard on a vehicle as traveling to alaska.

i hope they get there safely!

the photos are lovely. thanks for posting them.

KarenSue said...

Hello! I saw your post on White Wednesday and thought I would hop over. I have been there in Montana! I remember the snow banks.
I hope they enjoy Alaska!

EG Wow said...

It's such an eye-opener to see snow this late in June!

I hear Juneau is a lovely place to live. I hope your son and family like it there.

mrs. c said...

My daughter went to school in Anchorage for 4 years. I loved to go visit her, such a change from Tennessee. Your son and his family will always remember this wonderful experience.

Jenny said...

It was 113 here today.

Send snow. Please.


As a child my Father was stationed in Alaska and I can remember vistas such as those you shared.

What a neat trip...a memory for a lifetime.

Thank for sharing this.


Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

The photos are simply amazing and beautiful! we are in the opposite southeast corner ...southern most part of coastal Georgia with record high temps!

What a great road trip!

Blessings & Aloha!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The amount of snow is amazing. This quite a trip.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

He's a smart lad. His family will remember the trip forever!

All those snow photos are cooling me down very nicely whilst the folks around me melt in summer's heat! Thanks!!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

That sure is a lot of snow! WOW!!

Dazee Dreamer said...

oh my gosh. that snow is amazing. But yuk, I've had my share of snow this year.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Wonderful photos. I look forward to seeing more! Hope you will come by and see my newest find. Blessings, Debbie

niartist said...

WHAT!?!!?!? Snow in JUNE!?!?!? No thank you! LOL! Great pics though! I came by via Susan's party, but I missed it myself. I took pics of my pergola all dressed up this afternoon (with the 2 hour lull in the rain), and I REALLY hope you'll stop by and take a peak, and let me know what you think of the progress! :)

camp and cottage living said...

OMG I've been to Juneau. My son is currently working in Skagway, Alaska. It is so beautiful. You'll love it when you visit!
I'm a new blogger and this is my first time visiting. Love your blog. Hope you can drop by mine and say "hi".

Pondside said...

What a fantastic experience for the whole family - that snow is unbelievable!

Karen said...

Now that is a LOT of snow! What a road trip for them with memories for a lifetime. The scenery is amazing.

Karen said...

Now that is a LOT of snow! What a road trip for them with memories for a lifetime. The scenery is amazing.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

The snow is amazing! I had no idea there was that much this late in the year. What a great journey they are on to their new home. We always wanted to get stationed there but never could. It will be so much fun.