Monday, June 28, 2010

Bigfoot and Sourdough?

Dinner in a whorehouse? Only in Skagway, Alaska!

My com padres continued traveling today across the nations while I worked in a tiny office in Anchorage. Updates on the Wandering Alaskans:

Michael called in from Skagway, Alaska. He said he finally got a small patch of dry weather and rolled into Skagway pretty damp, but warm. He was planning on a much needed pizza/beer combo at the Red Onion, and a tour of the historic whore house. Tomorrow he will catch the historic White Pass and Yukon Railroad and learn about sourdough history and the Klondike. If all goes well he is catching the ferry to Juneau, Alaska Wednesday.

Jaz and Patty met up in Canada, Eh? They are learning the language in doses... small and the GPS tracker has them crossing into Bigfoot territory. Isn't that where Bigfeet come from? Saskatchewan (do you have any idea how many times I had to look at a map to make sure I got the spelling right on that one?) Those gurls are really tearing up the pavement... so I thought.. until I saw that Saskawhatyoumacallit is still geographically above MONTANA? And your going to VERMONT? You gals need to stop playing so much pinball and visiting McDonald's... I'm just saying...

Safe travels to my friends on the road... Live long and prosper...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Others on the Road... Stay SAFE!

Several folks are currently doing separate adventures out there. All started alone, and I will cross paths when I start mine. Michael rode out Sunday from Anchorage and is riding to Skagway where he is ferrying down to Prince Rupert. He is getting off the ferry and visiting cities along the Inside Passage. He will then hit amerika travel down the coast to California, and hit the Lonely Highway in amerika (through Nevada) and end up in Utah. He does not have a blog, but follow him on facebook!

Peppermint Patty drove out of Anchorage a few days earlier than Michael. She is riding the entire Alcan to Montana. She has a SPOT tracker on her bike that feeds live location. She is eventually going to Glacier NP and then back into Canada with the goal of a trans-can trip, a visit in Vermont, then a New York leg, with a return to Montana. She is leaving her bike in Montana and flying back to Alaska to go back to work... then she will resume her travels later in the summer. Patty is running a blogspot called "the queen travels".... check her link off my page.

Jazz has her bike stored in amerika in CA. She flew down a few days earlier and has traveled up through CA, NV, ID and Montana. She is meeting Patty and joining her on most of her travels. Jazz is running a blog called "Icegals" also linked from my page. I am hoping to meet up with one or two of these folks in Wyoming or Montana. I am thinking I might be able to connect after I hit Glacier myself and travel to Yosemite with Jaz. Check out her blog.

Michael, meanwhile, will end up in Utah. I will travel to Utah after the 4th of July. Eventually I will ride up to Montana to meet with some gifted park web folks. I am going to spend some time there learning about all the wonderful things they are doing with webstats. Michael and I are going to ride to Montana together. he will depart from Montana before me and head back to Utah. He plans on flying back to Alaska and leaving his bike parked until he returns to it in September.

I will continue my travels from Montana to Yosemite, then back to Utah. I don't think I will cross paths with Patty...

So I guess there are several "Wandering Alaskan's" out there... you all be safe... I haven't hit the road yet, but I'm thinking about all of you!

Welcome new followers...

So I am working in the office today, trying to make sure that I have my office packed for the road. I still need to put in 80 hours a pay period when I hit the road, it is the traveling I will be juggling. I need an internet connection and power to do my job, so any coffee shop will do!

I bought a new pair of shades at REI yesterday that will hopefully help out with glare on the road. I left my last good pair somewhere in Durango, CO... I was freaked by a lightening storm and bad rain, and I set then down on an electrical box nearby while I fiddled with my helmet strap. A major bolt with resounding "bang" from the thunder scared the crap out of me... I drove off without my damn glasses!

I hope to not do that again...

Packing and planning for the road... what does a gurl need for minimal travel...
Amidst the Strategic Planning and Web Analytics books is the camping French Press and the Pocket knife... hmmm where is that bug spray?

My Blog Appears Ready To Share

I think I set up a blog to share my next adventure with ya'll. I am packing and getting ready to travel in the lower 48 for about 3 months. I will be working as I travel, but I am taking the opportunity to move around as best I can by motorcycle. I plan to probably stick to the western half of the US (otherwise known as amerika). I am also experimenting with linking to my facebook, but if it repeats and adds a ton of text into my facebook, then I will break the link. Nothing is more irritatingly then a lot of crap in facebook.

How do you add a photo to a blog?

This is my test post on getting a photo into the text. Nothing like trying new stuff!

Appears to be Working!

My new blog post seems to be working now. I guess that I can start rambling about my travels. I am getting ready to travel/work on a project. I will be leaving Alaska for the lower 48 to research and develop web statistics for multiple websites. I plan on doing a lot of research, reading, thinking and development of templates. Doesn't that sound fun? The fun part is that I will be intermittently traveling via motorcycle when I am not working.

Does this thing work?

Attempting to get my blog ready for travels. This is my very first post to see if it is really working.