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That's What I Call a Road Trip

This summer I drove over 6000 miles from Omaha, Nebraska all the way up to Fairbanks, Alaska and back. It was a long voyage, but I drove every mile of it myself because I love to drive. I guess I should have been an over-the-road truck driver instead of wasting thirty plus years in manufacturing.

The Alaska Highway which begins in Dawson Creek, British Columbia was first used to supply troops in Alaska during World War II. Most of the highway is modernized and fairly easy to navigate, but some 200+ miles between White Horse, Yukon and Tok, Alaska is nothing but loose gravel and flying rock. The dust gets so bad it is hard to see and I got two big chips in my windshield from flying rock.

The trip was worth it though, I am already planning to go back next year.

Image Credit » photo by sanmarfer

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RegieEstioco wrote on July 20, 2014, 4:44 AM

wow... that's great... i guess it's almost one month travel...

eddopa wrote on July 20, 2014, 6:50 AM

road trips are great experiences that changes exposure in ones life

MsTina wrote on July 20, 2014, 7:53 AM

My aunt and her boyfriend drove from San Diego to Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania and then back home a couple of years ago. They had a blast but I don't know if I would have wanted to be in a car that long.

AliCanary wrote on July 21, 2014, 11:41 PM

Wow, that IS one heck of a road trip (sorry about your windshield)! The summer after my mom died, my dad took my nephew driving on the Al-Can Highway. It was supposed to be a male-bonding experience, but by the time they got back, they were barely speaking. Oops!

sanmar wrote on July 22, 2014, 12:06 AM

Luckily my cousin and I got along great on this trip. No fighting.

gidget wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:02 AM

Wow, that's quite a trek! I almost took a temporary job there, once, but ended up declining.

sanmar wrote on July 22, 2014, 2:22 PM

A temporary job in the summer would be wonderful, but I don't thik I would want to be there in the winter.

gidget wrote on July 22, 2014, 4:30 PM

I don't remember what time of year it was. It would have been a 13 wk assignment, they would have paid my moving expenses, housing and utlities