Hello loyal halcyon highway blog readers! Did you miss me? Did you feel like you were waiting for the new season of your favorite TV show to start? Well I’m back and the journey continues!
So how many people do you know who’ve driven from New York to Alaska? OK, I’ll wait. That’s what I thought, probably none. Now, what about someone who’s done it twice! Yup, on my way back up to Alaska for a serious adventure! Let’s just say it’s one of the most remote places in Alaska and will definitely be a road trip highlight, even though it requires a 3 hour 900 mile flight and returning on a ferry for 3 days. That’s all I’m saying for now.
A few road trip facts:
I’ve been on the road for 480 days!
I’ve driven approximately 42,000 miles.
I still have no idea how to change a flat tire or check my oil.
I can probably name every song and artist on BPM, the dance station on XM satellite radio
I’ve made it to all 50 states after crossing the border into Nebraska, I might have planned that a little better and picked a cooler state–sorry Nebraska, no offense intended.
Now, I’m ready for more!
So I flew back to Denver from NYC on July 31st after having had many, many fantastic 50th birthday celebrations. I spent a few days in Denver and then headed off to Cody WY, Cooke City MT, Yellowstone, Bozeman and then up into beautiful British Columbia. As always mother nature surpassed herself at every turn. From the bison herds in Yellowstone, to the morning fog in Cooke City, to Icefields Parkway in Jasper, the places I passed and the things I saw at times didn’t even seem real.
It was all about the bison this year! Last year they were just kind of these big, boring blobs on the side of the road, but this year they were the main attraction. They were playful, vocal, brazen and out in force by the hundreds.