|Mackinac Bridge...last leg of our journey.|
Here are some statistics:
|He was just looking for a way to cross the road.|
Animal sitingsMoose - 8
Elk - 2
Deer - 7
Free range cows - no count, too busy dodging!
Black Bear - 11
Brown/Grizzly - 1
Bison - 93ish, in herds and individually, strolling down the road side
Bald Eagles - approximately a dozen
Antelope - 5
Wild Horses - in the neighborhood of 100
Stone Sheep - 3
Mountain Goat - 1
Swans - 30-ish
Sand-hill Crane - 1
Trout/Salmon - no specific count
Airplane StatisticsAirplanes Flown - Piper-18 Supercubs -2; Cessna 172 with 180 HP engine conversion - 1
Alaska is the most flying-est state, with the most airplanes, in the nation. It is one of the major sources of transportation.
|The border of Yukon Territory and Alaska.|
|A section of the original Alaska Highway.|
Geography and DistancesStates - 14
Provinces - 3
National Wildlife Refuges - 3
National Forests -4
National Parks - 4
Total Trip Miles - 13, 544
Miles pulling the camper - 11,468 (We picked it up in Idaho, when we started the trip.)
Alaska Highway Itself -1,390 miles, so our total= 2,780 miles (coming and going)
And now back to reality. So many memories, and so many lessons learned. We have grown both individually and as a couple, knowing we have enriched our lives. Hopefully we will bring these experiences forward, and better reach our students, and families. I know we have enjoyed peace and solitude, and the wonders of the natural world. Important for the soul.
More stories to come as I sort and categorize, and make prints and books and slideshows.....I love a captive audience!
Oh! You would like to know how many photographs we took? There is not an exact count right now - but we know it's in the thousands. We shoot digital - the delete button will definitely be used!