Count-down 43 days until departure for Alaskan Adventure!
4322 miles to drive.
82 hours driving time.
That’s like driving from our house in Northern Ohio to Bogota, Columbia; or from Inverness, Scotland to the middle of Russia (Novosibirisk); or from Lisbon, Portugal to somewhere in the middle of Iran (Shahreza to be more precise). You get the idea. That’s a lot of road.
|Our approximate route|
Of course we won’t actually be driving across the entire U.S. or Canada. We are flying from Ohio out to Minneapolis, MN then we’re taking a shuttle to Iowa, where we’ll pick up the RV that will be our hotel, restaurant and vehicle for three weeks.
Then we begin our 4322 mile drive.
All those miles together with our two teenaged daughters and nine year old son might sound daunting. In fact, I’m looking forward to the quality time. We’re bringing our favorite road trip music which we plan to play and sing quite loudly (I guess that will keep the bears away!)
I’m not overly romantic about it though. I’m sure the close quarters might get tiresome and tempers will surely flare occasionally but we are used to being on the road together. Our round trip road trip from Ohio to Seattle a couple of years ago was a total of about 5000 miles but we stayed in Seattle for about a month so that broke up the driving. And we all agreed that was the best trip we’d ever taken!
Have a great day and drive safely!