"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Tuesday, September 18, 2018


One hundred, twenty eight, nights.  Sixteen thousand, three hundred, and thirty four miles, driveway to driveway.  That’s what the odometer showed as we arrived home yesterday afternoon.  Two oil changes and one tire rotation.  Truck calculated that we got 13.8 MPG. I don’t have a clue what we spent on gasoline.  Guess I could go through the card receipts and figure it out, but it’s not that important to me.  We connected to electrical power for twenty one nights.  Solar and generator kept the battery charged for the remainder.  We had no issues with the Casita or truck.

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I don’t like referring to our journey to Alaska as the trip of a lifetime.  Hopefully, there is another destination out there that will be even more amazing.

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I was a bit concerned about our travel with friends.  Almost four months traveling with two other couples worried me at the start.  Though we were friends going in, I was afraid that we might not be at the end.  Needless worry on my part.  Hugs and tears all around as we said our final goodbyes the 25th. of August.

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Actually, we made a stop in Loveland, CO for two days to reconnect with one couple, and hooked up with the other at the Kansas Gathering.  Teary goodbyes all over again.

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We spent from Sunday, the 9th. through Friday the 15th. in Kansas.  It was warm to hot, with highs near 90 degrees.  Actually wore shorts for the first time this Summer.  Even that didn’t prepare us for what we faced upon our arrival yesterday.  It’s HOT and HUMID at home.  Heat index in the three digits.  Can’t imagine it being this way all Summer, but that’s what everyone says.  So glad we weren’t here.

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20180830_124036 (Medium)No new travel plans at present time.  After being away from home, kids, friends, and family for four months, it’s time to reconnect…..jc


  1. Congrats on a superb trip. And your latest photos are awesome, especially the dark forest with the slanted solar rays. Lived thru your entired trip while stuck in Dental Deming for the summer. Welcome Home,

    1. Oh I agree with you Ed. I couldn't wait for the next posting and the pics were fabulous. So glad you didn't have mechanical problems and you are still friends. My pipe dream.

  2. Enjoyed reconnecting at Kansas!

    What a trip! Great photos. Glad you both are home w/o problems.
    We should be home today.

  3. Glad you are enjoying being home and that your trip was fabulous!

  4. Great ending to a journey I enjoy reading about. Thank you for sharing you thoughts and I hope you have many more.

  5. That was a great trip! Got the draft of the next trip roughed out:)

  6. What an adventure! Thanks for sharing it.

  7. What a magnificent trip, I appreciate you taking us along...could almost smell the campfire. You ought to take your blog trip and make a info book out of it. It would truly complement the Milepost book. First class story telling and very informative as to places to visit. ....and as always super photography. This post I really like the photo that caught Ed's eye with the sun rays...Glad you all had a safe trip....take care and thanks for sharing. Horst sends


  8. Affordable mini campers


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