In the Beginnings

What would possess someone to think that purging their lives of a majority of possessions, packing said possessions in a storage unit, leaving friends, family and dogs behind and spend a year driving 30,000 miles in the small cab of a Ford Ranger with another someone who is also insane enough to think all of the above is a most excellent idea?  Well, we turned 30 this year and 30 kind of goes with 30,000 miles and we already live in Alaska so why not drive as far south as we can go?  Sounds like a good idea to me!

That was the gist of the conversation we had almost 7 months ago.  In that moment, possibly aided by unknown quantities of beer, whiskey, and/or wine, we decided to embark on that journey and drive the Pan American Highway all the way from Seward, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina.

After months and countless hours spent on the internet researching the various facets of an in depth road trip, here we are almost a month away from our scheduled departure date of September 1st.  One month away from starting the trip of a life time, a journey that will take us places we’ve never dreamed of being, and change us in ways we never thought possible.  One month away from a journey with the only limitations being the ones we place on ourselves.

“When I let go of what I am, I can become what I might be.” Lao Tzu

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4 thoughts on “In the Beginnings

  1. WOW sounds way cool!! Looking fwd to the exploration through your journal…have fun,stay safe…you are amazing and IT WILL BE an amazing year, Happy 30th year!!

  2. I will be looking forward to watching your adventure. Another chapter in lives that see life as an adventure to be lived and shared. I am excited for you.

  3. Kenny just learned of your ambitious travel plans. it sounds like a true adventure for Anika n you . I recommend you write a novel or at least a travel book detailing your experiences . Any thoughts on getting a satellite phone it could come in handy. Lets talk before you take off .Uncle Dew

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