Saturday, June 13, 2015

June 13, 2015 at 08:10PM by advodna_dave

More than 6 months ago, I did a huge planning session for our trip to Alaska. That was when campground reservations for Denali National Park opened up, so we just picked a random week at the end of June and booked it. From that week, we worked backwards trying to figure where we'd need to be when in order to get there in time. We generally plan on no more than 150 miles of driving every two days, but then leave ourselves free to cover more miles or hang somewhere a little longer. Well, that planning session had put us in Haines Junction on June 12th and 13th, and it seemed like a real coincidence that a Yukon brochure we'd picked up somewhere listed a bluegrass festival going on that weekend in Haines Junction, especially since if we'd been at home, we would have been attending the Father's Day Bluegrass Festival that weekend. Unfortunately, when I checked the web site for the festival, tickets were sold out. But browsing the lineup to see what we'd be missing, I saw the name of a San Francisco band with a bunch of people I knew well from the music scene. A few Facebook messages later, and they were able to wrangle up a couple extra tickets for us! So this weekend, we're camped in this rather scenic parking lot of the convention center in Haines Junction in the Yukon listening to bluegrass and hanging out with a buncha friends from San Francisco. Couldn't have planned it better if we'd tried. #airstream #airstreamtoalaska #hainesjunction #kluanemountainbluegrassfestival