SEP 9, 20 .. TODAY WE ARE DRIVING NORTH TO FAIRBANKS

If you want more details (including two maps) please check our TRAVEL site at the below link.

http://babakaps.net/?page_id=3061

It has now been two full years since I have visited Manley and longer since Patti has visited our cabin there. We are both (guardedly) looking forward to the trip. The drive to Fairbanks is on a well paved and maintained two lane road (The Glenn and Parks Highways). The drive from Fairbanks out to Manley is 160 miles, 80 of which are on a double lane, good, paved road. The final 80 miles consist of some one lane unpaved sections of the road as well as about 20 miles of pavement. The entire final 80 miles is in very remote Alaska and if you have vehicle problems you must wait for assistance which is iffy at best. To safeguard ourselves, we notify friends in Manley of our plans and advise them of our anticipated arrival time. If we don’t arrive as expected they will come find us. 

Even better is this : We have arranged with our neighbors to meet in Fairbanks on Thursday or Friday when they will be in town and behind us when we head out for Manley. Then if we have problems, help is a few miles behind us.

Smiles .. Cap and Patti 


SEP 7, 20 .. HAPPY LABOR DAY MONDAY TO ONE AND ALL

Well, with Labor Day Weekend upon us in full swing, Autumn has arrived (even though the calendar states that the Autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere officially arrives at 5:30AM on Tuesday, September the 22nd).

Our (Patti and mine) birthday week has wrapped up. My birthday this past Saturday the 5th of September arrived on a wonderful, sunny and clear blue sky day.

See what I mean about a great day. Looking out of our condo bedroom window.

We took a drive down the Seward Highway to Beluga Point and relaxed there awhile.

On the way North back to Anchorage we stopped at McHugh Creek and enjoyed another idylic stop looking out over the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet.

We also stopped at a local Chinese Restaurant here in Anchorage and were able to get a (take-out) order of Singapore Rice Noodles.

Still smiling and not-talking-while-the-flavor-lasts.

Cap and Patti