Alcoholics Anonymous has a saying (they have many): "Plan, but don't plan the outcome."
Kirk and I are planners. Goodness, we're already working on our 2015 travel plans! Despite being a consummate planner, I do try to practice the second half of AA's saying: "Don't plan the outcome". Living accordingly gives me the joy and pleasure of spontaneity and being able to make the needed adjustments when storms come in whatever form they may manifest.
Every now and then, though, The Plan just all comes together wrinkle free. Our Alaskan Adventure was such A Plan.
July 4: Extricate our respective Bacchettas from their SnowBoard Tube and rebuild them.
|Shake down ride to Sagaway Market in Anchorage. Bikes ran flawlessly.|
July 5: Train it down to Seward
July 6: Return by train to Anchorage
July 7: Rent a car and drive to Denali; wave to Sara Palin's home town of Wasilla, and a bit of sightseeing in Talkeetna
July 8: Denali
July 9: Denali and return to Anchorage
July 10: Anchorage and Girdwood by bike
July 11: Drive to Sheep Mountain Lodge in ready for the Fireweed
July 12: Fireweed Day 1-->Copper Center
July 13: Fireweed Day 2-->Valdez
July 14: 6-hr Ferry to Whittier, 6-hr lay-over, 2-1/2 hr Train ride back to Anchorage
July 15: Anchorage day ride
July 16: Disassemble the bikes and stuff them back in the snowboard tubes
July 17: Fly away, fly away home