It’s been one week since we returned from our road trip down the ALCAN. We drove from Anchorage to Seattle to Eugene, OR to Seattle and then back to Anchorage. Over 6,000 miles total and all in 15 1/2 days! It was a whirlwind of a trip but a fun way to visit family and spend some time exploring.
Pongo came along with us and did surprising well for being in the car so long. He made himself comfortable in the backseat of the truck and entertained himself for hours looking and most importantly sniffing out the window.
I can’t believe for all the time we spent in the car, and the time we had on our hands while driving, we took very few pictures?!? Some of the wildlife we saw on our way down and back up included: bears (over 10 black bears and maybe 1 grizzly-hard to tell she was pretty mangy looking), bison herds, elk, caribou, moose, a wolverine, rabbits, coyotes, deer, and Stone Goats.
While in Oregon, it was hot…a lot hotter than us Alaskans are used to: 85+ degrees. I loved it but both Steve and Pongo were melting. In order to cool off, Pongo enjoyed some time romping in rivers and in the ocean on the Oregon coast.
We were anxious to get home, once we started back to Alaska but did take some time to stop and enjoy the scenery, stretch our legs, and let the ol’ behinds recuperate.