In the beginning

So, I’m guessing that after reading the title of this blog, around half of our loyal readers now have the Johnny Horton song fixed in their heads, playing in an irritating loop that is impossible to get rid of. Sorry about that, folks.

And for anyone who has no clue of what I’m talking about, you young things … here it is:

I guess I’m the Capucine character in the movie, but we’ll have to watch it before I decide if Greg is John Wayne or Stewart Granger.

So, welcome to our latest adventure. So far the plan is that we’ll fly to LA, pick up a hire car and drive north to …. no, not there, but you still have that song in your head, don’t you …. Washington State. We’re going to visit our friends Gail and Pat and spend a couple of days with them, and then put the car on a ferry to Skagway in … yes, there! It’s a 3-day trip, and we’ll be pitching our tent on the deck because we couldn’t get a cabin. Sounds kind of like a floating campground, and we’ll be sure to tell you all about it, and take lots of photos. After we get to Skagway, our plans are a bit … okay, very vague, but we have 9 weeks to travel around before we have to take the car back to LA and catch a plane home.

Here’s what we want to do, although it will probably change as we go along and find out about things we don’t know about yet: spend some time in Alaska camping in Denali National Park, go to Fairbanks, Anchorage and hopefully visit Gail and Pat’s daughter Micaela in Girdwood. Drive through Canada – BC, Alberta & Saskatchewan, then head south through The Dakotas & Nebraska, then west through Colorado & Utah and finish with a few days in Las Vegas. If anyone has any ‘must-see’ suggestions, we’d love to hear from you!

Come along for the ride – hopefully it will all be smooth sailing this trip, with no unexpected hiccups.

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9 Responses to In the beginning

  1. Margaret & Derick Smith says:

    I am with you albeit in cyber space . Will be singing this song all day. Have fun and keep safe xx

  2. sally says:

    Such a polished BLOG page . Looking forward to another great adventure , at least it’s a warm climate this time . Love Sal x
    Ps I hate that song ,it’s going round and round in my head , but a clever theme .
    Are we in for John Denver when you arrive in Colorado or The Osmonds in Utah ? xx

  3. Judy says:

    The page is great, isn’t it? Greg set the blog up, I just added a few words to get us started. Sorry about the song, but thanks for the tips on future offerings. Do you remember when we drove across the US a few years ago, we stopped on the corner of Winslow Arizona (such a fine sight to see …. )
    Take it easy, Sal xxx

  4. Fay says:

    Have a lovely trip, love to you both.

  5. ron says:

    John Wayne have to be couldn’t see him as the other bloke but this is a good start must see a brown bear in the wild a glacier falling into Glacier Bay go to Baniff and get a Davie Crochet hat then wear it for a photo shoot hope you both have a great time do like the music reminds one of days long gone music witch had a meaning.

    • Judy says:

      Not too keen on seeing any kind of bear in the wild. Himself has been researching bear repellent sprays to take with us. He likes furry hats, though. Might have to find one for him.

  6. says:

    What Ron said.
    I’d love to see ALL those places Judy but will be content with your commentary and photos.

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