Plans for Near Future

A soft bed to sleep in… A waffle breakfast to wake up to…  Life just doesn’t get any better than this.  The kids have a couple of playmates to hang out with.  John and I have wonderful people to talk to.  Laundry is clean and food bags are stuffed to the gills.  This has been a wonderful stop.We’ll be pushing on in a couple hours – off toward Canada.  We had been planning since Fairbanks to take a big detour up through Dawson City, but decided last night to stick to the Alaska Highway – we’re not sure we’re up for another massively hilly road so soon after the Dalton.This next section of road is very remote and I’m not sure if we’ll able to get on internet until Whitehorse – about 400 miles from here.  If we can, we’ll post an update, otherwise it’ll be 8 – 10 days before we can get something up in Whitehorse. 

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About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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4 Responses to Plans for Near Future

  1. Andrew & Joanne Hooker July 5, 2008 at 6:03 pm #

    Nancy.
    Sorry to hear that you are not to take the road up to the top of the world highway. It is not that bad, and you guys are up to it. Don’t miss out on a fabulous part of the world.

    When we were in Chicken they shot a guy’s ashes out of a cannon on the 4th July (as per his wishes) and the guys at the US/Canadian Border (Rod) are fabulous.

    Hope you change your mind.

    Regards
    Andrew & Joanne

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  2. Nancy July 5, 2008 at 7:30 pm #

    ARRGGHHH!!! Don’t confuse the matter!! We’ve really had a hard time making the decision to miss the top of the world… We know we could do it, but we also know we have to get far enough south before winter hits – and that’s what drove our decision. If we do the top of the world, we figure it will take us an extra week over doing the AlCan, and we aren’t sure we can afford that week.

    In any case, we are still here in Tok. We got all packed up and left our friends’ house – just find an outrageous headwind once we reached the highway. We turned around and went back. We’ll take off in the morning.

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  3. Rodney July 5, 2008 at 8:36 pm #

    Awwee, its ok to take a miss.You’ve got 19,000+miles of mountains yet to look at/ride through.

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  4. nancy July 5, 2008 at 10:13 pm #

    Good point. I’m sure we will find lots of awesome mountains in the Andes!

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