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HANG ON FOLKS for a quick update covering several days.

Well, it finally quit raining in Tok. Just long enough for us to decide to hit the road for Fairbanks. Naturally, after just a few miles it started to rain…and rain…and rain…and rain some more – all the way to the end of the Alaska Highway.

The crew at the end of the Alaska Highway

The crew at the end of the Alaska Highway

Delta Junction

Delta Junction

El Gato at the end of the Alaska Highway

El Gato at Alaska Hwy

Giant mesquitoes in Alaska

Alaskan Mosquitos

We pushed forward in spite of the rain and soon arrived at the North Pole, where we had a short visit with Santa and tried to convince him that ALL of our grand kids were perfect angels. He was somewhat not so sure we were telling him the truth, Continue reading



Grizzly momma and cub

Well the excitement has begun. We started off the day with a return to Hyder to watch the grizzlies again. What luck! They were there early in the morning. We took tons of pics and some video of the bears. La Kitten is trying to get them uploaded for me. Carolyn says it is working, but with only the iPad and Slo-fi, I’m not having much luck.


Also, we were delayed with bike troubles. Seems like Gazelle’s Bmw F-650 has an apparent design flaw in the EPA filter system. Imagine that! It completely clogged up and the bike would not run. The Vulture made a $40 satellite phone call from the middle of nowhere to Ride West BMW in Seattle. They are the best! They told him how to bypass the EPA filter and all is well. If anyone finds this post regarding problems with the F-650 or the F-800, just disconnect the hose, located eight inches behind the gas filler cap, under the cowling. Apparently it gets clogged when you get in the dirt…which is what it was designed to do!!! Hopefully tomorrow we will progress to Whitehorse without further incident. Until then…..

Gato out

Day 5…..to Stewart, BC and Hyder, AK

Hyder Alaska at Salmon Toe Glacier

Hyder, Alaska at Salmon Toe Glacier

Hi Folks,


Well, what a day! Bears….bears….bears! God sent Jesus to Israel and he was a Jew, but I am now convinced that God is either an Eskimo or Canadian. Wow! What beautiful country. However, they don’t have WiFi here. It is Slo-Fi. So, it takes about five minutes just to upload this page without pictures and the iPad is limiting the space I have to write.

Anyway, visited Salmon Toe Glacier today and the Fish Creek bear observatory in Hyder, AK. Salmon were running and the bears were feasting. Average temp for the day was about 69 degrees. (Sorry). It rained some, but not too much.

Well, I’m just about out of room…so for now…

Gato out