Today marks 1 year to the day on the road!! Wow!
Trip Start May 01, 2013
172Trip End May 01, 2014
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There is a synopsis of we did and in truth it doesn't cover ALL that we did
Mileage: 17,291 as of today. Nick has done ALL the driving.
Continents: One amazing place - North America. Canada, and even a stop in to Mexico
Cities: 15 In Canada; 6 in the Yukon Territory; 87 US cities that we stayed in and countless others that we visited.
Highlights of what we saw and did: This is only a fraction of what we saw and did:
Train Rides (2)
Boats, (3) Paddle Wheeler (1)
Float Planes (2)
Helicopter Ride (1) Through Arctic Circle to Bettes Lodge
Walking on Glaciers (2)
Dog Sledding on a Glacier
Watching Bears on Katmai Peninsula (Bristol Bay, AK)
Halibut Fishing (Homer, AK)
Gold Dredges (2)
Gold Panning (4) Didn't make my fortune here.
Drove the "Top of the World Highway" from Dawson City, YK to Chicken, AK (don't recommend)
Ferry Ride over the Yukon River with RV - VERY strong current!
Presidential Libraries (6)
Presidential Ranch (1)
Las Vegas - Stayed 7 weeks in all - a big surprise for us.
Rodeo (Calgary Stampede; Yuma)
We rode in the Chuck Wagon Parade in Calgary
Saw KISS perform at the Extravaganza in Calgary
Kissed a Moose! Long story...
Glaciers - Mendenhall, and countless others
Vaudeville Shows (2) Nick got a garter from one of the ladies on stage!!
Meteor landing site
Sign Post Forest in Watson Lake, Canada
Wooly Mammoth Excavation Site
Pickel Ball in Yuma (5 weeks there)
National and State Parks
Custer State Park
Devils Tower NP
Grand Canyon NP
Petrified Forest NP
El Malpais NP
Carlsbad Caverns NP
Wind Cave NP
Zion and Brice NP's
again, I'm sure I am missing some.
Animals we saw:
Moose, Bear; Fox; Whales; Porpoise; Dolphin, Otters, Sea Lions; Eagles; Osprey, Hawks, Crested Caracara (a great sighting for a bird watcher saw 2); Elk, Antelope, Big Horn Sheep, Mountain Goats, Burros, Mule Deer, Hummingbirds - and Of Course - ROAD KILL!!
Photos taken: No wonder my camera is always breaking - I'm sure I took upwards of 10,000 photos - aren't you glad I didn't post them all? If I ever get my act together I may do a book on Barns and one on Flowers, and then of course the Alaska/Canada part of the trip. That will keep me busy for sure.
Along the way we met many wonderful people, renewed acquaintances with long time friends, saw some relatives,ran into some who knew our neighbors in Hilton Head - how bizarre is that?, and have made life-long friends from our Caravan Trip.
So, that's our year in a nutshell. Again thanks for following along on our journey...until the next time....and there will be a next time, I'm sure.
Sandy and Nick (and the Flats who are still traveling with us! Thanks Matt!!