We thought we could do a 40-hour-driving-marathon to Alaska. It turns out we couldn’t. I’ll accept the blame; many days of limited sleep leading up to our departure caught up with me and I’m now battling a nasty cold as we drive north. We stopped last night at a Super 8 and are all feeling a little better after a night of sleep. We’ve got 27 hours on the road completed. We’ve got 21 to go!
We want to wish a special happy birthday to Donald Boisvert of Grande Prairie, Alberta. A local man with a great wit and a hearty laugh, he found us attempting (unsuccessfully) to take a dignified photo in front of the GIANT statue of a beaver in Beaverlodge, Alberta. He took a photo with us and chatted with us for a good while. He had extensive knowledge of the area, local businesses, and a variety of famous Canadians, of whom Justin Bieber is our personal favorite, of course.
The road beckons, and we haven’t even started riding yet. Time to get to it.