Thursday, July 21, 2011

What’s after Alaska

My heart aches when thinking of going back to civilized cities; AK has a hold on me like no other place. Every day I grow in AK. I have grown within the past 2 months than the past 2 years. But I will trek on and explore this great, beautiful country! Taking a ferry from Juneau this Sat to Bellingham, WA w/ 3-nights stop in Sitka. It takes 3 nights on the ferry to get to WA from AK. First will head to Vancouver to visit friends on 7/29.  Then Seattle for a week as I have friends and hope to camp/hike Mt. Rainier & Olympic NP. Next is a 2-week road trip w/ good friend Chris to Yosemite, Redwoods, & San Fran. Then to PDX for 2 weeks!

Using air miles to go to SC to volunteer again at the TIES ecotourism conference. Before SC, I will visit Savannah, GA as I hear great things about it, particularly the beaches and have a college friend out there. GA & SC will be a first time for me. From there I will head to NY and visit a friend, in VT.  Sadly I have never been to VT.  From there, I am not sure but working on some plans.

On a side note, I discovered that in my lifetime I have been to 38 states. After GA, SC, VT, it will be 41! Never planned on visiting all of the States before, but kinda cool that I have been to so many. Left on the list, who knows if I will ever make it there, are: Minnesota, MI, ND, OK (drove thru OK on this trip but didn’t even stop), OH, KS, MO, NE & Iowa.

No photo album. 

1 comment:

  1. You're not really missing too much ~ especially Kansas (longest freakin' drive of my life!!)