Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Planning: 2020: Road Trip to Alaska

Kazbegi, Caucasus Georgia. May 2012.

Pssst. Over here. I've got a plan for a road trip after I leave Tucson, but I don't want the Universe to get wind of it yet.
You know how it likes to shake things up when mortals presume to think ahead.

But here 'tis: I want to do a reprise of a road trip to Alaska that I took with my daughter when she was 16. A l-o-n-g time ago. Wait, not that long ago. How old do you think I am, anyway?

I've got Plans A, B, C, and X for who might go with me. Plan C is I do it solo. Plan A includes one or two descendants. Plan B is a tried and tested travel partner with whom I've shared adventures and misadventures in the past. They are already acquainted with my quirks, both good and bad, as I am with theirs. Plan X represents an unknown variable for the trip.

This page is to collect places that might dot the route.


Dinosaur Provincial Park. Dinosaur bones just laying around! My kinda place! A video teaser below:

I'm a little sheepish about my desire to go to this place, because mostly what attracts me is its name: Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. But since it's a World Heritage Site, I can allege loftier motives. It's been on my some-day list for decades. Maybe this will the time.

Arctic Circle

My daughter and I flirted with the idea of going to the Arctic Circle on our road trip, but the time investment for the detour didn't fit well into the overall amount of time we had for our journey.

Maybe 2020 is the year to make it happen.

Arctic Circle. Source: Wikimedia.

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