Discovering Alaska

Seeing Jane’s Alaska

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Discovering Alaska

Discovering Alaska

Hmm, what does this have to do with the RV lifestyle and Roadtreking? When I first started to blog for Mike and all of you I started a journey down a road that I never thought I would be on. I, a seasoned hiker, backpacker and tent camper bought myself and RV and took to the road. What inspired all this was the loss of the best friend I ever had, my husband, Jim. After he died I felt the need to go around the country and Canada and thank all those who had supported me and him over approximately 4 years of turmoil and illness. It is an amazing journey to be on as I have not completed it yet. I may never complete it.

Mike felt that there might be a niche for my postings as there are many, women and men, who find themselves in similar places in their lives. I have met many of you either on this blog, my personal blog or Facebook. You continue to support and help me grow and adventure forth.

I have already met one of the members of this group. Pauline, her husband and her puppy dog welcomed me into their lives for a short visit to the US shores of Lake Ontario last summer as I was wandering the states.

Ice Caves

Ice Caves

Today I am going to meet another person I met through this blog. I met Jane when she responded to one of my postings. We found out we had one big thing in common, the loss of a husband. We also seem to have the sense of adventure and wonder in common as well. And… we both own RTs. About two weeks ago she posted a picture of the ice caves under the Mendenhall Glacier north of Juneau, Alaska. I immediately responded “I want to see that”. She said come to Alaska and so here I am, on a plane flying north to Fairbanks, where we will meet face to face for the first time and then explore Alaska with Jane. She does not live in Fairbanks but is flying to meet me there where we will go north to Chena Hot Springs and maybe even catch a glimpse of the Aurora. Cool. Eventually we will make our way to Juneau, Jane’s home base.

Chena Hotsprings

Chena Hotsprings

I am so excited to be on the way. I am looking forward to experiencing a little bit of winter and seeing Alaska through a local’s eye. I am looking forward to meeting a fellow traveler on this strange path of life.

Stay tuned for photos and stories. Once I land the camera will come out.


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  • Maureen

    Best wishes for a magical trip Janet.

  • Sherry Hooker

    Have a safe and happy journey!

  • Laura Robinson

    I love it!!!! Have a wonderful time and I can’t wait to see your updates!

  • Cheryl Gregorie

    Isn’t that just fantastic! Can’t wait to hear about your adventure.