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Trip Start May 10, 2012
Trip End Jun 01, 2012

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

We made it back home. It was a long night. I rested a bit in Seattle, and about 2 hours on the flight from Seattle to Minneapolis. We got back to Hastings, Minnesota about 7:00 a.m. and crashed for about 5 hours (much needed sleep).

We had a wonderful trip, but not sure we would do it again.  Too soon to make a decision like that.  It was a long 5,000 mile drive and Mike was always concerned with safety. It is really different driving an RV compared with a car or even our van. RV's are considered high profile vehicles, meaning the wind will impact your driving. We loved seeing all the frontier towns and miles and miles of highway and pine trees with virtually no traffic

The terrain of Alaska was like northern Minnesota, where we have a cabin near Orr, MN.  We frequently caught ourselves saying "this looks just like Minnesota"!  Now, when we are up near the cabin, we say "this looks just like the Yukon, or Alaska".

I loved Yellowstone, and was so glad for the chance to see it. Driving through parts of Canada were breathtaking - Banff, Jasper, the Icefields Parkway. We loved seeing the glaciers, and even though going out on one was COLD, we would do that again.

All in all, it was a great trip and truly an adventure of a lifetime and would highly recommend it to anyone with a sense of adventure and desire to see more of God's great creations.
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Jim Eischeid on

Nice job

William on

We've just signed up for the Great Alaskan Adventure for May 2017. Your blog was wonderful and educational! It's been a few years now, would you do it again? Was 24 days too long?? Congrats on a great trip and thank you for sharing your experience!

travelbug1054 on

William, actually we are doing it this year. We leave on May 14th for 31 days. Hope to spend more time in Alaska. I hope to blog as we go. It is a job, but our friends and family like to know where we are

William on

Huge thanks for speedy reply! Hope you have another fantastic trip, we look forward to following your adventure on travelpod! I hope you don't mind a few more questions...your 1st trip had you staying in all manner of places, even just roadside! 1. How did you know where to stay? Lotsa advance homework? Great website? Good book? 2. Any items we should be sure to take? Thanks again!!! William H.

travelbug1054 on

it might be easier to answer your questions if you email me direct. It won't let me put my email here, but I think if you go to my profile you can click on send a message and message me that way. I'd be happy to answer questions, I did the same thing when we were planning the first trip. Always nice to get answers from someone that has been there.

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