We’ve had a fun-filled visit with friends who joined us from Arizona. We all gathered in Wasilla (a place most of us have heard of) at the home of Dan & Val who relocated to Alaska from Arizona years ago.
Dan & Val are the real deal, living a busy and full Alaskan life. Every summer they graciously put up (with!) lots of visitors from the lower 48, who get to enjoy a variety of Alaskan meat and fish from their personally stocked freezer. Dan can build, fix or restore anything, including airplanes. (If you’ve met his aunt Janie, you can see how this kind of competence runs in the family.) He’s driven the Alcan Highway 33 times.
Not surprisingly, Dan & Val are also excellent hiking and fishing guides.
Fresh and saltwater fishing were also featured heavily in our schedule.