About 8 years ago, I attended a Rock Climbing Seminar out of Vegas, where I saw my first SportsMobile. The couple that owned it were very nice and we hung out a bit at the Seminar. I really wanted one of those!
Well, I just put a downpayment on a 2002 Ford EB250 SM, located in Montana. It appears to be in great shape and has about 60,000 miles on it. It is certainly not my ideal SM, but it will give me the opportunity to "test the waters". It does not have many of the fine features that are available, even back in 2002. But I can customize the interior to my liking over the next few months.
I will have a family get together in The Bahamas in June. Once I return to Miami, I will fly to Bozeman where I'll pick it up and work my way back to Alaska. On the original trip up to AK, I traveled up through Canada over a 6 week period, exploring and learning about photography. On this trip I'll travel The Northern Tier, hoping to get in some more exploring and some fly fishing.
I have never done an Alaskan Cruise, so will get on The Ferry in Bellingham, WA and do the Inside Passage up to Haines, AK, from there, I'll drive home to The Kenai Peninsula.
YES, this will be very crazy, taking this trip with a vehicle that I have yet to see or drive in person! No tools or accessories to make the trip as safe as I should. I'll have to pick up some gear in Bozeman before I set out. But, I'm gonna trust the seller as he has been so helpful making this work out.
I'll spend the rest of the summer in AK, organizing, customizing and preparing the rig, and selling my house to move out of AK in mid-October. By then, I should have all my toys and gear prepared to make my way back down south to Virginia to spend time with family and prepare for the next adventure.
If anyone wishes to do some fishing from Montana to Washington, please let me know. If I have truck issues on the way, and anyone is available to offer local info, I'd really appreciate that to.
I'm so happy to begin this journey.
Nurse Bob on The Kenai, AKA, Wandering Bob