Friday, June 5, 2015

Let the Adventures Begin

So let the fun begin.  Today we started our 2 1/2 month adventure as we work our way through the western United States, then north to Alaska.  And so far everything is falling into place.

Some of you may remember that we have a little traveling companion who accompanies us on our adventures.  "Roamin' " helped to pack the Jeep.  It is VERY full right now, in preparation for our travels, but also with some extras which will be transferred to our camper, which is currently in Idaho waiting for us to pick it up.  So nice to have a son who can help you with all the necessities for camping the only way we can really do it these days.  We used to love tent camping...not so much anymore.

Much of the adventure in the "lower 48" revolves around seeing nephews, a niece, my son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, step-siblings and step-mother, as well as picking up our new camper.  We also planned a couple of specific photo destinations, and I can't wait to get out there and stretch my vision.  We will make sure to update everyone along the way, and share the adventure of a lifetime.  Did I mention there will also be some float plane flying involved?

Today's adventure started relatively calmly (isn't there always something that inhibits a smooth start to an adventure?), and with fair weather and minimal construction hold-ups, we find ourselves west of the Mississippi, and in our first "campground" of the journey.  Remember, we have not picked up our camper yet.

Here are a few highlights from our first day on the road.  Enjoy - and check back every few days for updates!
Getting out of Michigan is always an adventure.
Our first wildlife sighting - an Alaskan moose! (Okay...we stopped at Cabela's in Illinois.)
Fish can tell a difference?!
A beautiful mural on the side of an elementary school.
A view of the Mississippi River, from our "camp site."
Another view of the Mississippi - from the entrance to our "campground."


Wynne Potter said...

I like that campground. Have stayed in one, myself. Enjoy! and safe travels!

Debbie Dionne said...

Thank you for sharing your trip. I can relate about getting out of Michigan I will enjoy living your vacation with you. I am home bound this season. I am the go to person Lots of company πŸŒΊπŸŒΉπŸ’—πŸ’

Pandion said...

Wahoooo! Even a GoPro! You are giving us something to look forward to each day. Thanks so much! The Countegans

Kory said...

Safe travels you two!

Jeanie said...

Looks like you made good headway for a first day! My guess is that you will not be at the Otsego Lake fly-in this year!

Sandy K. said...

You are absolutely correct...sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. It was crazy finishing up my job and prepping for the trip!

Sandy K. said...

Thanks! We are trying!

Sandy K. said...

It was perfect for the start of th trip.

Mandy said...

Have an amazing and safe adventure! Looking forward to following along from Northern Michigan! ;)

Christine said...

Love the Cabela's joke! Good one, Mom! ;)