Journey to Alaska: Photographic Wrap-Up (Part 4 and Final)

I can’t tell you how great it feels to have planned and completed the 6,997 mile trip of a lifetime. I can now scratch it off of my Bucket List.  I’m really glad that I was able to share this experience with Mike Smith, Tom England, John Lewis, and 2 days (along with months of planning) with my friend, Phil Kuntz from Spokane. For those of you planning the trip in the future I would suggest having a friend or two go along to share the experience.  I want to use this, my final posting, to share some more memorable pictures of our trip and camaraderie. Safe travels!

Reaching the end of the famous Alaskan Highway.
Reaching the end of the famous Alaskan Highway.
John Lewis and I enjoying a shot of Jamaican Rum to celebrate our time on the road and close friendship.
John Lewis and I enjoying a shot of Jamaican Rum to celebrate our time on the road and close friendship.
A chainsaw carved praying mantis in Chetwynd, B.C.
A chainsaw carved praying mantis in Chetwynd, B.C.
Mike Smith and I taking a photo-op break before opening a bottle of wine. Note the Alaska decal between us. I gave each of us one to show "we made the drive."
Mike Smith and I taking a photo-op break before opening a bottle of wine. Note the Alaska decal between us. I gave each of us one to show “we made the drive.”
The four of us enjoying lunch and drinks at Humpy's in Anchorage.
The four of us enjoying lunch and drinks at Humpy’s in Anchorage.
My friend, Sherm Smith, who allowed us to stay at his house in Kenai for a few days. He took the boys fishing on the Kenai.
My friend, Sherm Smith, who allowed us to stay at his house in Kenai for a few days. He took the boys fishing on the Kenai.
My friend, Phil Kuntz from Spokane, and his dog, Teddy. We got together in Valdez for a couple of days.
My friend, Phil Kuntz from Spokane, and his dog, Teddy. We got together in Valdez for a couple of days.
The 3 of us proudly displaying our LGs in front of Worthington Glacier.
The 3 of us proudly displaying our LGs in front of Worthington Glacier.
Tom and Mike getting ready to catch salmon on the Kenai River.
Tom and Mike getting ready to catch salmon on the Kenai River.
This was a common scene all throughout Alaska. They were always searching for a hotspot!
This was a common scene all throughout Alaska. They were always searching for a hotspot!
Sitting atop the Resting Grizzly sculpture at Denali Visitor's Center.
Sitting atop the Resting Grizzly sculpture at Denali Visitor’s Center.

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