Saturday, July 30, 2011

Simultaneous Vacation.

After a couple of weeks in Buenos Aires, Natalia and I parted ways as I was headed back to Dallas for my last week of work.  Luckily I didn't have the same issues we had with the flight on the way in.  I arrived in Dallas on Sunday and was ready for work the next day.

I walked into the office and as we had a meeting that morning, I informed the boss that my contract ended that coming Friday and it would be my last day.  I will spare you all his reaction.  I worked for one more week and prepared to head out to Alaska.


Cell phone photo but here is what the bike was looking like when I was loading it up.









As I have already posted most of the trip on my other blog, Another Irregular Trip, I will only summarize here and add some photos from the highlights.

One of my first stops was the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota.  I doubt we'll ever see it finished, but at least I got to see the face.









The next stop was Mount Rushmore.  Not as impressive as Crazy Horse, but still worth checking off of the list.  Quite a bit more touristy as well, especially being the 4th of July weekend it was packed with tourists.



While still in South Dakota, I figured I would stop in Sturgis, home of the famous motorcycle rally.  I have never been to the rally, but have seen pictures and video.  Interesting to see the streets empty this time around.

Skipping ahead a bit, this was taken right as I crossed the border into Canada.








"The beginning" of the journey.  After riding through a pretty heavy storm for two days, I made it to the beginning of the Alaska Highway.







Entering the Yukon Territory.  Some of the worst road I've been on (for this bike anyway).








And finally made it to the Arctic Circle!









The map of the route.  I only made it back to Portland, OR as I started having trouble with the motorcycle and decided to play it safe.  I flew back to Dallas and had the bike shipped (It should be here any day now).

4 comments:

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se ve que fue muy sencillo el viaje......y no comentas nada de tu compañero....

Flavio said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yukon: where the large yucas grow up

Natalia y Jose Luis said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Flavio hahahaha Good one!!!

Jose Luis Herrera said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@ARTURO Al compañero mejor ni mencionarlo. Si no tienes nada bueno que decir, dilo en privado y no en publico!

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