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The Post travels to the North Pole and the Arctic Circle


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N-Post-travels-to-North-Pole2-Misner-Conolly-webThe Post traveled 15,000 miles with Mary Ann Misner and John Cornell this summer, starting May 31, when they crossed into Canada at Sault Saint Marie, and traveled northwest across Canada to the Alaska Highway at Dawson Creek. Their trip included a side trip into the NW Territory, posting a sign “2,856 miles from home” at Ft. Watson, Yukon home of over 80,000 signs in a two-block area. At Skagway, Alaska they followed the gold rush prospectors route up over White Mountain Pass, to Dawson, Yukon. They ferried across the Yukon River and traveled the “Top of the World Highway” to Chicken, Alaska, back down to the Alaska Highway, then on to Delta Junction the end of the 1,400-plus mile highway. Their trip took them to the North Pole, Fairbanks, and finally the Arctic Circle in Alaska.

They traveled south through Denali Nat’l Park and Anchorage, and their trip included visits to the Gulf of Alaska seaports. They rode two days on the Alaska ferry highway down the inside passage to Prince Rupert, B.C., and then down into the lower 48 states. They visited several western National Parks and drove down the Pacific Coast, through the redwood forest and across the California, Mojave Desert into Arizona, then to Roswell, New Mexico to visit a niece. They drove across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, to Graceland at Memphis, then on to Knoxville, Tennessee to visit a granddaughter. They arrived home in Michigan, near the end of July, a seven-week fun-filled trip.

Thanks for taking us with you on your Alaskan adventure.

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The Post travels to Alaska


 Pictured is Sara Thornton with her grandson, Carson.

Pictured is Sara Thornton with her grandson, Carson.

Members of the Thornton family in Cedar Springs traveled with their West coast family on a Disney cruise to Alaska this past summer, to celebrate their grandson’s 9th birthday.

They cruised from Vancouver to Tracey’s Elbow; to Skagway, where they did hiking and horseback riding; to Juneau for zip lining and ax throwing; and to Ketchikan, for bear tours. And the Post got the grand tour!

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The Post travels to Alaska


 

Pictured from left to right is Julie Kent, Candy Jacobs, Mary Balon and Kim Gillow.

Pictured from left to right is Julie Kent, Candy Jacobs, Mary Balon and Kim Gillow.

The Post recently traveled to Alaska with Julie Kent and Candy Jacobs, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Mary Balon and Kim Gillow, of Cedar Springs.

The group travelled by train from Fairbanks to Anchorage. The Salmon Bake Cabins at Denali Park were just one of the fun places we stayed. “We had the issue covering the bear sightings and had just seen a momma grizzly and 2 cubs while on a bus tour into the park,” they said. “We also saw a momma moose and her baby in a kettle pond next to the road, lots of caribou and Denali (Mount McKinley) was visible top to bottom for over 12 hours. It was awe-inspiring!”

Thank you Mary and Kim and friends for taking us with you!

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Post travels to Alaska


N-Post-travels-Alaska-HemmeHank and Debbie Hemmes, of Howard City, took the Post with them on a cruise to Alaska in August.

“Our cruise ship stopped in Ketchikan, Alaska where we took the Bering Sea Crab Fishman Tour. We learned how they go about catching King Crab. The ship that we were on, the Aleutian Ballad, was on the second season of the Deadliest Catch before it was retired. It was very interesting to listen to their stories and the risk they all took,” they said.

They noted that they also saw a lot of bald eagles on their trip.

Thank you, Hank and Debbie, for taking us with you!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

 

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The Post travels to Mt. McKinley in Alaska


N-Post-travels-Mt-McKinley-DickersonDavid and Loraine Dickerson, of Cedar Springs, went on a two-week vacation in June, with five of Loraine’s six sisters and their spouses. And of course, they took a Post along.

“The first half of our vacation started in Vancouver, on a cruise of the Alaskan Inside Passage,” wrote Loraine. “We enjoyed stops in Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway and ended at Seward. We were lucky to see an iceberg break off and fall into Glacier Bay.”

During the second week, they rode the Alaskan Railway and stopped at Anchorage, Talkeetna, and Denali. “Due to bad weather on the mountain, our first flight was cancelled,” explained Loraine. “We rescheduled and flew in a Talkeetna Air Taxi (a ten-seat plane) up to a glacier approximately 1/4 of the way up Mt. McKinley. We had to wear coats, sunglasses, and special boots.”

The photo above is of David and Loraine in front of the McKinley range. “We were able to see the top of McKinley several times while in Talkeetna and Denali, and joined the 30 percent club,” remarked Loraine. “Only 30 percent of the people who visit McKinley ever see the top. Alaska is a must-see destination!”

 

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The Post goes to Alaska


N-Post-goes-to-Alaska-webThe Post made a 2-1/2 week trip to Alaska in June, when Ron and Pam Stout, of Oakfield Township, visited their daughters Kim Perry, who is in the Air Force, and Karen Stout, who lives in Eagle River. It looks like beautiful country. Thanks for taking us with you!

 

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The Post goes to Alaska


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Two brothers traveled to Kodiak, Alaska this summer and took the Post with them on their adventure.

Tom Larson (Left) of Cedar Springs and Dale Larson (Right) of Sand Lake traveled to Kodiak, Alaska to visit Joe and Deanna Larson formerly of Howard City. Joe is in the Navy and currently stationed in Kodiak.

Thanks for taking us with you!

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The Post goes to Alaska


N-Post-Alaska-KingAllen and Louise King, of Cedar Springs, recently took the Post on a great adventure when they visited the Yukon Territory and many areas of Alaska.

“The weather was wonderful and we got great pictures of Mt. McKinley and lots of beautiful scenery,” said Louise. “We also saw lots of wildlife on our tour of the Denali National  Park, including a mother moose with her calf, grizzly bears, Dall sheep and caribou.”

N-Post-Alaska-grizzlyThanks so much for taking us with you!

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The Post goes to Alaska


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Gary and Lorena Male took the Cedar Springs Post when they travelled to Alaska for a cruise from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia.

Although this photo only shows one of them, Gary wasn’t alone; Lorena had to take the picture! Thanks for taking us with you!

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