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Thursday, June 30, 2011


Hi to those who might have clicked over here from the sunflower in Backroads or followed the link I emailed you.  In a few days, I’ll announce I am taking a vacation from blogging.  But, you now know the secret.  We are actually taking a vacation—to Alaska!  Driving.  In a pickup camper.  Crazy, maybe.  But a life-long dream.  I’ll be writing about the trip.

I am keeping this blog private, so if you would like to follow our trip, you can use the little secret link in my Backroads Blog or save the blog address - – in your favorites.   Dan feels, and he is right, that we should be discreet since we’re leaving for so long.  

I invite you to comment if you like, especially any news you think we might like to know.  Also, I will be checking my email at

Today we took the back seat out of the truck.  Totally unbelievable how much room is back there now.  There will be room for several large light weight plastic containers for extra clothes, fishing gear, etc.  Just about have the bicycle rack completed so should have a picture in a few days.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Bikes--Can we figure out how to take them

We have wavered on whether to take our bicycles to Alaska. Chip mentioned having one would be fun which made us wish we could figure out a way to hook them on.

Like most pickup campers, we have a back door. If we hook bicycles on the back, we can't get in unless we unload.

We thought about putting them in front. I checked that option online and just can't see us doing that. According to the forums, there is an issue with it in some states. We'll be going through too many states to take a chance.

Yesterday we were thinking about it again and Dan had a great idea. We need to find someone to weld one part for us but I think it will work. Of course, as soon as we have it set up, there will be a picture.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


The "Testing" is to see if I can post a short text message update.  Trying to get my ducks in a row:)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wow, too much

I think I need to follow the one half rule. That is, when getting ready to travel, lay everything out on the bed and remove half of it. That is about how much will be needed.

I'm saying, yes, but what about the weather??

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Camper Plumbing fixed!

Getting closer to being ready.

Getting Ready

Setting up a blog journal is done.  Countdown, two and a half weeks.  Next, fix minor problems and clean up the camper.