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Monday, February 7, 2011

Alaska

All the talk of Alaska is driving me crazy. When my niece was helping me shovel the 2 feet of snow last week, she sculpted the edge of the snow pile, and she said "look, I made you a glacier, now you don't have to go to Alaska". I have wanted to go on an extended trip to Alaska for many years.
I've had the opportunity to take a one week cruise, but I wanted more than that, so I waited.

Many years ago, I started a subscription to the Alaska magazine and bought a pair of MukLuks (warm & comfy here in Illinois, too). I have many books about Alaska and people who live in/traveled to Alaska.

I was thinking.... when I buy my RV this year, I would plan a trip to Alaska for 2012. Now I'm going crazy trying to decide if I should just go this year. It would be totally crazy and insane, and probably not a good idea for a first solo trip.

But I have been known to do things impulsively.

I started blogging after reading Jen's blog "livinginmycar.com".
She took a solo trip to Alaska and the Arctic Circle.
So, it can be done.
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STOP!!!
Take a deep breath, think this through. Alaska will still be there in 2012. Use 2011 to travel around and get used to my new life.

6 comments:

  1. While I'm sure it can, and probably has, been done, I would use the first year to get the kinks out before you head to Alaska. JMHO

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  2. I spent seven weeks on an Alaska trip in 2004, and have wanted to go back ever since. Can't do it this year, but maybe 2012?? Who knows! :)

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  3. Go wherever your heart desires. You can learn along the way wherever you go. Start making contacts now. Sure wish I was going along. I've dreamed of AK for a long time. But I'll have to work a winter somewhere to take a summer off.

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  4. go where ever you want!!..and have a great time along the way!!!

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  5. Hmmm. I might ditto the comment to possibly work out some of the kinks first. When we first started up we traveled close to home quite a bit before our first cross country trip. There is always "stuff". Doesn't mean you can't be impulsive, just be impulsive maybe a bit later?? Wouldn't it be cool if a few of the solo rv'rs all did that trip in 2012? Would be great support for everyone.

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  6. Take the time to grab yourself some good old experience with the RV Lifestye & your rig before embarking on a long Alaska trip. It is wiser to let your head lead your heart in this case. Alaska will wait for you & your trip will be more enjoyable with some experience under your belt:))

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Hi, I welcome your thoughts and comments.

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