|Footloosewanderers 2009 Alaska Bound
|We started 2009 with an new addition to the family. Aaron Lee Rhodes was born on January 20th, 2009. At 9 lbs., 1 oz.
He was definitely ready to make his appearance! More pictures of this handsome young man can be seen on our 2009
photos page 1.
|Click here to view Page 1 of our 2009 photos. Pics of Aaron and a few from Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife
Click here to view Page 2 of our 2009 photos. Photos of Wind Cave National Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota,
Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, Glacier National Park in Montana and more.
Click here to view Page 3 of our 2009 photos. Photos of our travel through Canada. Some good scenery and a few
critter photos. Also some from our entry to Alaska.
Click here to view Page 4 of our 2009 photos. More from Alaska including Denali National Park with Mt. McKinley,
and of course, more scenery and critters! More photos added on 6/16/09
Click here to view Page 5 of our 2009 photos from Alaska's Kenai Peninsula and more. Updated 6/16/09.
Click here to view Page 6 of our 2009 photos. Photos are from the Dalton Highway to Prudhoe Bay, the Valdez area
with a few others thrown in. Updated 9/11/09.
Click here to view Page 7 of our 2009 photos. More photos from Denali National Park and Preserve in the fall along
with some photos from our time at Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge. Updated 9/11/09.
Click here to view Page 8 of our 2009 photos. Photos from southeast Alaska and the Cassiar Highway. Also some
photos from North Cascade National Park, Olympic National Park, Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens and the Oregon coast.
Updated on 02/18/10.
|Just a few days after Aaron was born, a major ice storm hit northwest Arkansas. Not very favorable winter weather. The
photo on the right is a much more appropriate way to spend winter days!
|As I am typing this, it is approaching mid May. Next week we will begin our trek to Alaska for the summer. We hope to
cross the border into Alaska sometime in early June and we will start heading south sometime in late September or early
October if the weather will cooperate. No real itinerary other than to be north of the Arctic Circle for the summer solstice
and a six week volunteer experience at the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge from mid July to late August. I will try to keep
this site updated as much as internet access will allow as we make our way north. We look forward to sharing some
great photos from Canada and Alaska's scenery and wildlife.
|It is now approaching the end of May (29th) and we are approaching the Alaska/Canada border! The trip has been
interesting so far having covered 4700 miles since leaving south Texas in mid April with 3700 of those miles covered in
the last three weeks. We have had very few mishaps so far with the only major one being a big crack in the right hand
windshield while coming out of Dawson Creek, B.C. That one will have to wait until we return to the lower 48 for repair. It
may see more over the next 6-7 thousand miles. Most of our days of driving across Canada have been with at least a
few hours of rain and today the first hour or so of driving was in the snow. Fortunately the air temperature was enough
to keep the roads clear. Overall temps have been good with highs in the 60's and lows in the 30's or 40's. Today wasn't
quite so nice but we did end the day with some sunshine and temps in the 50's. Check out the photos pages below to
see where we have been and a little of what we have seen. Hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy sharing them.
|Update as of 5/29/09
|Update as of 6/04/09
|Update as of 6/10/09
|Update as of 9/11/09
|New update as of 02/18/10