I'm actually writing this on Thursday, June 4th, but as I've been driving along I kept realizing that I should have done more of a forward to this story. I keep remembering that this whole trip was inspired by my Dad, the man who passed on his wanderlust gene to me. Dad loved to travel and loved to drive; he who had been a truck driver for about 40 years. Probably every place I've been and every place I'm going, my Dad either went to or talked about going to. After retirement, he and Mom made a trip to Teton and Yellowstone and were planning to include Glacier when my Mom got sick and they had to go home. At least that's what I remember. My brother Ron, blessed with a better memory for all of our family events, can correct me if I'm wrong.
I know my Dad's dream was to drive to Alaska and he talked many times about what an adventure driving the AlCan Highway would be. Therefore, I'm dedicating this trip, in my mind at least, to my Dad. May he see the things he didn't get to see through my eyes.
I worked over 40 years with the dream that some day I would have the chance to enjoy the freedom of retirement at a relatively early age. I was fortunate enough to achieve it in 2005. God Bless America!
Many of the states I've visited and three countries (Korea, Fiji and Mexico) I was fortunate enough to visit on business related trips (mostly for entertainment!).
I'm going to start these blogs with my trip of a lifetime, my road trip to Alaska and back.
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