Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Central Texas to Fairbanks route (maybe...most probably...I dunno. Ask my husband.)

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I'm posting this for a couple of reasons:
  1. To give a visual on what route we most probably will take to get up to Fairbanks; many have asked about it.
  2. To get my husband interested in stopping by a few places (since we'll be in the area).
We really haven't decided on a final route to take. We could take any number of routes to get up there. I mean, Las Vegas and Seattle are possibilities. So is the Grand Canyon. I'm reaching far on that last one.

All in all, it's about a 4200 mile trip that would take us about 9 days straight, of 8 hours a day, driving. But we really don't want to do that, because driving without long breaks to stretch our legs and rest our numb behinds, would be torture on all of us. And when would we ever be able to see some of these places again?

Here's a small rundown:
  • We first have to stop off in Dallas to bring my car to the port that will ship it up to us in AK. We'll make time to say goodbye to family in that area.
  • Then we stop off near Denver to spend some time with friends; it's a definite stop that's been planned for a while.
  • We could make a stop off in the Jackson Hole/Yellowstone National Park area.
  • We see that Montana doesn't have much to offer (that wouldn't take us too far off of the path). I had a doctor's appointment this morning and my doc said that Glacier National Park is really nice. He's the hunter/cowboy type and he got a little giddy telling me about how much he loves Wyoming and Montana.
  • Then we get to the Calgary/Edmonton, Alberta area. Edmonton has the largest shopping mall in North America with a water park and amusement park inside. WhooHoooooo!!!!!
  • We then head on through British Columbia and the Yukon territory along the ALCAN highway.
  • There's too many things to mention on what we could possibly see on the ALCAN (different mining towns, etc.)
  • And eventually, we reach Fairbanks.
Knowing us, we'll just start driving North and start and stop at will....go with the flow, take it as it comes. Stay tuned; because during the drive, I'm sure I'll have lots of cool things to talk about, and show you. I just hope that after all of that time in the car, any one member of our little family doesn't threaten to run-away.

Just a few more weeks here in Texas!


PHILLIP said...

I guess this means that we decide!

Margaret said...

WoW, this all sounds so exciting! We'll miss you guys.

NesrstaFamily said...

Ooooo, I have been to Glacier National Park and it IS gorgeous! I went when I was a little girl and I still remember it today. I hope you guys have fun on your new adventure...I miss you guys already. :( Take care of that precious family of yours Miss J (yourself included)! I absolutley cannot wait to hear about your adventures!!!

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