Driving from the Arctic to the desert
This sounds like such an incredible adventure, but the rain would get to me, too. Thanks for the update!
Liz, this post makes me homesick for my home state of Utah. Spending time under those big blue skies, and sleeping under the stars amidst those incredible red rock formations, always makes me feel both safe and strong. I'm thrilled to be able to follow along with your journey of liberation and adventure during this season of your life, and to see how much your readers are engaging with it. Cheering you on!
I love your journey! And the wisdom accompanied! Travel safe!
Your descriptions take me right there as if I'm on the journey next to you. Blessings to you and your full -in on being real!!
As someone who was born and raised on the south coast of Alaska in one of the rainiest towns in a state full of very wet places, reading your perspective of this was very fun and made me laugh to myself a little. Did you ever see little kids in those full body rain suits with the zipper down the side? They’re very cute. Also glad you made it to the Sea Life Center in Seward. I hope you picked up a pair of Xtra Tuffs when you were there!
Loved this post. Gorgeous photos. I'm forever astounded by the distances Americans travel, and are prepared to travel. Here in Britain if we have to drive more than 100 miles we pack flares, extra supplies, and make sure our Last Will and Testament is in place. By the way, my ruminations about pre-and post-internet writing, which you expressed an interest in, are here: https://terryfreedman.substack.com/p/start-the-week-44
I adored reading this and - your words brought your journey to vibrant life. As someone who is also solar charged I felt a lot of resonance with how the climate around us impacts on our whole selves. Thank you for sharing your travels with us.
I'm so sorry you endured so much rain in Alaska. I suppose we lucked out on our trip there. We had more sun than rain. I sure hope things get better for you in the Baja. My cousin is making her way down there from British Columbia the beginning of November in her Westvalia and her 4 dogs.
We received your postcard just the other day. Thank you so much. I'm really enjoying your posts and looking forward to reading more. Safe travels!🐶🐕
Rain is for sure a tough challenge in the road
I have lived in Alaska for 43 years. This summer, while not the rainiest on record (at least in Anchorage), had the greatest number of rainy days. Even by Alaska standards, it was pretty awful. We finally got a bit of sunny breaks in late September and October, though yesterday I shoveled 25 inches of compacted, heavy, wet snow that had fallen over the last three days. We had an incredibly snowy winter last year, reminded me if where I grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula! While I long for some sun, the days grow shorter and shorter (another thing they don’t tell you about is the flip side of the “midnight sun”.) Winter, which lasts six months, is always a struggle due to the lack of sunlight, the weather being a rather minor inconvenience--nearly always!