Too bad you can't make it to Alaska. It's a great trip. We've driven up twice and I'm ready to go again. The drive up is worth the time. Especially along the coast. Be sure to get a copy of the MilePost (http://www.themilepost.com/
) to be your guide. Get the MilePost if you are only thinking about going!
We ran into you last year in Zion - October I believe.
This year I'm taking 3 weeks in early June - CA to IA and back to see family.
Sept in the Southwest Nat'l Parks. And maybe Oct if my wife doesn't go to Egypt.
Possibly we will run into you on the road. Certainly, we try to look up and talk to every SMB owner we see.
Mike and Dorothy