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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 :). […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What are we doing now?
Nancy is an artist and metalsmith making wearable art from recycled metal and antique components.
John is busy either hiking or planning his next long-distance hike.
Davy is studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Boise State University.
Daryl is studying Computer Science and Software Engineering at University of Texas Dallas.