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Travel Update

We would like to take this time to thank all of you (and you know who you are) who have made comments on the blog.

Needless to say, we have enjoyed documenting our trip in the blog and sprinkling it with pictures so we will have it for posterity. We are also able to share the trip with our children, grandchildren and friends until everyone is able to take a similar trip if they wish. And if you do take a trip, consider writing a blog for your own pleasure and so we can comment on it!

In 1965 we took a trip from MA up to Niagara Falls, NY and proceeded to travel across all the Canadian provinces with the grandiose delusion of going to Alaska. We met up with an amazing Rocky Mountain (first time we had seen the Rockies) blizzard in Banff, CA, you can probably imagine how our bug functioned in the snow. Banff, to this day, is still one of our favorite places on earth and with the new fallen snow it was an absolutely a Hallmark moment.

That was the best thing that happened to us, as we in our naiveté, thought we could make AK in our 1961 VW bug without any extra supplies i.e. extra set of tires, extra warm clothing....even a shovel would have been nice. We made the executive decision to change our plans and head south through the western US states and and we eventually settled in Denver (5 mos pregnant with Andrea).

During the trip, I kept the first ever blog! Well, we still have the spiral notebook which has made the “to do” list. One day we will transcribe the commentary and put in pictures taken during that trip and compare it to our current trip.

Just for a visual -- then -- 1961 VW Bug, tent (we had never camped), and only the items we could fit in or on the bug....(you get the picture) -- now -- 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Diesel dually Mega cab (Angus has more room in the back seat than we had in all of the VW), 38 foot Heartland Bighorn with half of our worldly possessions!


We plan an entry to show the technology we have access to on this trip.......the epitome of being 2 geeks!

Update on the travel:

We are currently in Burwash Lading, Yukon and have completed 81% of our trip to the Kenai Peninsula....for those of you keeping score, that is 2735 miles of the 3369 miles from CO to Cooper Landing, AK.