Tav and I are starting our road trip.
Currently, I am typing this from a laundry room at a camp site in Ft. Nelson, BC, Canada.
Thus far, some highlights:
- Getting stopped at the Alaska/Yukon border and having all of our stuff searched thoroughly. The second time people at the US/Canada border have thought I might be a drug trafficker. They asked Tav if he had “rolling papers” no less than 3 times.
- Seeing bison on the side of the road. Seeing deer on the road.
- Camping for what has now been the 2nd and 3rd times in my life. Getting bitten by mosquitos is not fun, but waking up with nature around is actually a nice experience.
Things I’ve learned:
- If you cut Alaska in half, Texas would be the 3rd largest state.
- Some native tribes believe that ravens created the world and therefore revere them.
- Supposedly, if you drink from the Yukon River, you’ll either stay or return some day (neither Tav nor I drank from it).
After here, we continue heading down, I/we stop in the Puget Sound for about a week, then we head Southeast into the “lower 48” (as Tav calls it).