As one last photo of Alaska (for the time being), here’s the Arctic Circle sign that you’ll find on the Dalton Highway north of Fairbanks, on the way up north to places like Deadhorse and Prudhoe Bay.
Here’s another view of Denali from the rivers in Talkeetna in mid-September. As I always add, Denali is at least 60-70 miles away in this photo.
When I lived in Alaska I was told that you can only see Denali one day out of every eight, so visitors only have ~12.5% chance of seeing it. I was fortunate to live there and see it many times.
This is a photo of a day tour boat in Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska
A favorite gift from the last twelve years is the purple pencil sharpener shown at the top of this image. It may have only cost a dollar or two, but one of my sisters and her daughters gave it to me when I saw them right before I moved to Alaska, and it’s been with me ever since. I especially like it at times like this, when I’m editing a new book.
I haven’t been back to Alaska in a while now, but this is what the movie theater in Homer, Alaska looked like the last time I was there.
I think this white van has been parked in Talkeetna, Alaska, for as long as I've been living and visiting there.
Two moose fighting in Palmer, Alaska.
An “Alaska Stud Muffin” coffee mug. Back in the day I bought fine coffee mugs like these for friends and family.
“If you try to drive through Canada in the winter with those summer tires you’re going to end up as a statistic.”
~ A nice RCMP person, after looking at my car, March, 2011. She was very close to being right, as I got stranded for five days in Dease Lake, British Columbia.