Des and Lou ride to Prudhoe Bay

Trip Start Oct 20, 2009
Trip End Jun 23, 2010

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Hotel North Pole

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Friday, May 21, 2010


Lou and Des had decided to ride to Prudhoe bay, which is about as far north as one can go in Alaska. Lynn and I had no wish to tempt fate and ride the gravel road all that distance, so we packed the boys a lunch and muffins and sent them on their way at 7am. It was a good day's ride, maybe two, depending on conditions, so best to leave early. They were both quite excited about the trip and probably glad not to have the girls tagging along for a change.

Lynn and I were happy for them, and had already resolved to go down Santa Claus Lane in North Pole to visit Santa’s house in Nicholas Avenue. It was a beautiful walk. All the street light poles are shaped like candy canes and are painted red and white. The whole town has a permanent Christmas theme. I took many photos to share with my grandchildren and pod readers.

Lou and Des emailed that they had arrived at Prudhoe Bay at 10:40pm after a challenging ride, and a long one. It’s still light at that time of night, so they must have just decided to keep riding until they got to the Bay, not that they had lots of choices of accommodation along the way in the Arctic Circle. They did bring a tent and sleeping bags in case they got caught short and needed to pull up along the way. Apparently, there is also a lot of wildlife up that way as its pretty uninhabited by humans.

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I'm amazed at how sunny and cheery it looks up in the North Pole. Looks like a girls' day out was a pleasant change. Sure the boys enjoyed some time out too!

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