I have a lot of stories to share regarding the last week before I left Alaska and the drive down the ALCAN. But for today’s post, I thought I’d give a visual glimpse of the ALCAN by sharing one photo from each day. My sister made the drive with me. We left on Friday, October 6, 2017 and arrived in Laramie, Wyoming (the town we grew up in) on Thursday, October 12, 2017.
Here are a few facts of the journey:
- Number of miles: 3,090 (plus the get-lost miles)
- Number of wrong turns we made: 3
- Number of minutes we lost because of the wrong turns we made: 180
- Person responsible for the wrong turns according to me: my sister
- Person responsible for the wrong turns according to my sister: me
- Number of blown tires: 1 (at a place of no cell service)
- Number of minutes we lost due to getting the tire replaced: 220
- Number of nights we intended to sleep in the van: all of them
- Number of nights we actually slept in the van: none of them
- Number of coffee stops: too many to count
- Number of times we nearly ran out of gas: 2 (most embarrassing stat)
- Number of dings in the brand new van’s windshield: 1
- Weather: sun, rain, wind, sleet, snow…we saw it all
This is just a glimmer of the trip. I will share the trials, tribulations and the many wonderful moments of the trip in upcoming posts.
And, in case you are wondering, the license plate feature image, was taken at Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, at the Sign Forest which boasts over 75,000 signs. I Love Life.
Next stop: Tennessee to pick up my long-anticipated travel trailer at the Oliver factory.