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My last day on the road (by Davy)

After a journey of nearly three years from the northern tip of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina we were ready for our very last day on the road. It started out like any other day. We had camped in a forest of partially rotten trees behind an abandoned logging camp. The trees were […]

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Response from Guinness World Records – and a HUGE thank you!

We finally heard from Guinness World Records! Although it’s not official recognition of the world record, they commended the boys for a job well done. They are both happy and content with this. Dear Daryl and Davy Vogel, Thank you for your passion and commitment to Guinness World Records and congratulations on your recently completed […]

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Davy’s take on the Guinness World Record denial

Dear Guinness World Records, I think it was very unfair that you denied us the world record. You knew that we were on our trip from Alaska to Argentina, but you didn’t bother to tell us you changed your policy until Mom sent in the documentation. We went through a lot of trouble to get […]

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Boy Scout Campout

Davy’s account This weekend was AWESOME! Mom got us involved with this Boy Scout troop called Troop 91 or something, and this weekend we went out on a camping trip. We had to each bring a tarp and some rope and we made shelters by tying the rope on different trees and putting the tarp […]

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Davy’s thoughts on being back

It’s great being back in America. I have gotten to know the kid living in our house and he has airsoft guns (BB guns)! We play with him whenever we go over there. He said that I could have his Legos because he never uses them but I haven’t taken them yet. Me and Daryl […]

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Packing up the bikes

Packing up

We’ve been busy packing bikes, trailer, and gear for our flight to Buenos Aires tonight.  We will be there for a few days before we head north to Idaho. I’m getting excited.  Our bags are packed and we’ve now got a pile of boxes just like we did three years ago.  We have finished one […]

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The Andes on the way to Los Glaciares Parque

Visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier

Daryl: Today we took a 2-hour bus ride to the Glacier National Park near Calafate, Argentina. When we got there we went on a boat ride to see a huge glacier that dropped down into a lake.  Sometimes pieces of it would fall off.  It was pretty cool.  There were a lot of people on […]

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Unbearable Heat (Sarmiento, Argentina)

I think this heat wave may be breaking – we’re sitting here in the campground in Sarmiento listening to the rumble of thunder off in the distance.  Flashes of lighting periodically light up the entire sky to the west. It was a hot ride in to town today – and we were all desperate for […]

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Davy bundled up for cold

Icy Wind (Esquel, Argentina)

Good God Almighty!  I’m not sure we’re up for another 2000 kilometers of this. It’s cold – bitter cold.  The wind howls nonstop like we’re in some kind of wind tunnel.  And it’s the middle of summer! We’re now at latitude 43 – about the same distance from the equator as our home in Boise, […]

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Cooking ravioli dinner

Happy Birthday!

From Daryl:  Yesterday was our birthday. We turned 13. Mommy thinks that that is a big thing but I don’t. It’s like going from 11 to 12 but one number higher. If 12 was secteen then that would be becoming a teenager, but it’s not so 13 is a big milestone. It doesn’t make any […]

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Davy’s Journal New Year’s Eve

Today was very hard and hot.  We got up early and left while it was still cool.  It stayed cool for a long time.  We went down a LOT. When we got done with the downhill it was still cool, but not for very long. We stopped about four or five times during the whole […]

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Merry Christmas (Davy’s Journal, December 25, 2010)

Yesterday was one of those days that just never ended. We thought it was going to be 15 km to the first town; it ended up being 35.  Then we thought it was going to be all downhill for 14 km to the town after that and it ended up being 28 km and half […]

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Leaving Mendoza (by D & D)

I really liked it here in Mendoza, even though we had to switch hotels every two days. I got to go horseback riding, ziplining, and river rafting. I liked the horseback riding the best. I raced Daryl and watched him fall off his horse:(, but I was able to beat him in a race :). […]

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Davy’s Journal November 26

Yesterday we arrived into San Juan. It was a much harder ride than we thought it would be. When we finally made it into San Juan we asked some people where a cheap hotel was. He ended up getting on his bike and leading us to a good one. We stayed there for the rest […]

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Davy and Daryl hiking

Sometimes Ya Gotta Do It (Hualfin, Argentina)

Sometimes ya just gotta do it.  No matter your intentions, no matter what lay ahead, there are times when you simply have to say, “This is just too lovely to leave.”  That’s exactly where we’re at. All along our intention had been to spend one day here at the Quebrada Termales, but last night, as […]

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Davy’s Journal October 24

In the last few days we’ve done a lot of stuff. We went to a goat cheese factory and learned how they make goat cheese, we went to a huge pot factory and learned how to make huge pots, we also had cheese empanadas with Anna, Alister, Nils, and Carolin, and we went to a winery […]

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