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May 12, 2011



Thanks for sharing the journey - such amazing views! That's A LOT of driving and a lot of alone time...good job! Keep us posted!


Nice pictures, I'm sorry I missed this drive (except for the NV portion), but it just wouldn't have been a good ride for a baby.

Silas says he likes the view of your work site & he is pretty sure you'll get more flat tires, so don't get hopes of these being your last, especially when we drive to the Arctic Circle. Silas also says he is excited to go on the 3 planes.

The boys & I are getting excited for our adventure to the Yukon, although Levi seems more interested in returning to Nevada. ???

Where are the pictures from your helicopter ride?


I'll do another post on the chopper ride. I also need to put photos of my trip in an album...there are so many.


This is great Mark! Thanks for sharing! We kept up with you, or the lack of your ability to keep up...with Michelle. We were all relieved when she heard from you! We remember the isolation and that cell phone and internet service was scarce! Our conversations with you inspired us and made us (almost) miss our Alaskan highway adventure. Keep up the blogs!
We love your campsite, beautiful!
I know you are going to love it when Michelle and the boys are there with you!


Dang man...this is awesome! You are a cowboy!


Mark, stop gallavanting around and just come home. I miss you. Brad


I hope you will continue to record your adventure. Very interesting and wonderful photographs. Please watch out for bears!
Love, Mom

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