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So the time has come to let the cat out of the bag.
As you may know, my husband is in the military and it’s our time to move…again.
This time, we’re heading to Alaska.
I about died when I heard we were going to Alaska. I’ve heard amazing things about it, but I never in 1,000 years would have ever expected us to end up in Alaska!
I admit…I almost had a heart attack.
One of the first things I did after finding out the news, was to place it on the map. I needed to see just how far away we were going to be.
When I saw that map, I had a hysterical fit. I mean, I laughed and cried so hard I could barely breathe.
It was absurd to me. I mean, I KNEW that Alaska was up there, but when I think about actually being up there, that far away from all of our family and friends, it blew my mind.
But, being the military wife I am, I love the adventure. So, once I got over my hyperventilation, I was ready to get the ball rolling.
It eased my mind knowing that I’d be moving to one of the most beautiful places I can imagine. I’ve always loved the mountains and cold air. In Alaska, I get to see beauty every day in the mountains and check seeing the Aurora Borealis off my bucket list.
After the shock, I quickly got excited!
My husband and I are planners by nature, so we immediately made a Trello board and started trying to figure out how we were going to get from D.C. to Alaska.
We could only really think of two viable options:
1. We could take a really long flight with our two young children, cat, and only the very basic necessities.
2. RV it across North America where we could expose our young children to two beautiful countries, national monuments, amazing parks, and breathtaking scenery. All while in the comfort of our own place with everything we need to not only survive, but thrive while on the road.
We did consider just driving one of our cars to Alaska, but the thought of doing that with two young children and a cat, was a bit much.
In an RV, our family will be much more comfortable and we can have everything we need right there with us. We get to cook healthy foods, sleep in comfortable beds, and we don’t have to move into a different hotel room every night.
In the end, the decision was easy.
We are going to be getting one of these bad boys and going on an epic adventure!
We’re planning out a two week trek across the US, part of Canada, including driving the rugged Yukon Road that will lead us to our new home in Anchorage.
We’re going to start in Washington, D.C. and head to Dayton, Ohio to see friends. Then make a stop in St. Louis to explore the city and take a ride to the top of the St. Louis Arch.
From there, we head across to Colorado where we will stop outside Denver to see more friends and go camping and hiking the Rocky Mountains.
Then it’s off to Yellowstone National Park and Mt. Rushmore to see two of our nations coolest sights, and to do more hiking and exploring nature.
We’ll be stopping in Wyoming, South Dakota and Montana before crossing into Canada.
I admit that I don’t know much about Canada, but I’m excited about seeing the sights in Calgary and Edmonton.
The part of Canada that I’m really looking forward to is The Yukon Road.
Oh, I can not WAIT for the Yukon road! Check out this video to see why I’m so excited about this part of our trip.
It will be such an adventure because there really isn’t much up there but beautiful nature. Towns are every 300-600 miles apart and nothing but amazing views and cool wildlife in between.
We can pull over whenever we feel like it to take pictures, or even have a picnic and stretch our legs a bit.
My heart skips a beat when I think of being up there!
Also, on the Yukon Road, there aren’t many cell phone towers, so you can go for hours without service. That means we get to spend quiet family time disconnected from the rest of civilization in some of the most miraculous scenery in North America.
Sounds like heaven to me!
Even though this trip is a part of our move to Alaska, we’re treating it like a long vacation.
We are planning out things to do in every stop along the way.
We’re using the site, Roadtrippers to find some great places of interest to see along the way. Since this will be our maiden voyage in an RV, we’re using the Go RVing website to get us all prepared for our trip.
I can’t wait to sit outside our RV after a long day of driving to relax in God’s beautiful creation, see amazing wildlife, and watch my children explore nature. You can’t do that in a hotel or airplane!
This is the journey of a lifetime, and I can’t wait!
One of my goals in life is to spend money on experiences not things, and this is one of those moments where we’ll be spending our money on the experience. And it will be money well spent!
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