Glad to be back in Columbia with working technology (pc-virus interrupted weekly submissions to my blog after about a week of my trip), so it’s time to let a few friendly inquiring minds on Facebook and elsewhere read and see more details of my Arctic Ocean road trip. From May 12 to June 22 (the last two weeks spent relaxing with grandkids in New Mexico and Texas), I drove 14,500 miles traversing 12 states and three Canadian provinces. My Nissan Sentra functioned reliably as a hard shell, mobile “tent” for 20 of my 27 nights alone on the road.
There were many high points of my 27 solo daze. With apologies to Letterman fans, here are my Top Ten:
10. Reaching Mile Zero of the ALCAN (Alaska/Canadian Highway) in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. From there on, the scenery got more incredible and the wildlife more prolific quickly.
I’m considering hiring out as chauffeur and guide for road trips in the western national parks of the U.S.; Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Yukon Territory; and the Alaska mainland reachable by roads (of which I have traveled most). As to cost…I rather like what the star trucker in B.J. and the Bear (TV show airing from about 1978-81) charged: $1 per mile to haul anything. That might be a pretty good rate in your vehicle in which I would sleep, of course, while you enjoy the luxury of a resort, motel, or bed & breakfast. I’d even pay for my own food and activities. I’m free from mid-May until Independence Day. (This is written somewhat tongue-in-cheek; however, all things are negotiable…)
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