I've always been a long distance driver... 12-1300 miles at a whack is not out of the question, but actually more like routine. Nor is 24-28 hours straight at the wheel... My last trip was from the front range in Colorado to central NC to pick up Mel, my LGD. Drove straight through there, a night of sleep in a hotel, then straight through back. Absolutely understand the not being able to with RA Bruce... that would be hell for sure. Also, I didn't take into account a lack of "interstate" highways in AK... Nor the fact that it's still February and not exactly "spring" up there yet... So maybe that should have been a THREE day trip? One there, one to rest, one to return?
I drive from here to St Louis in 14 hours. I use that to judge my trip time & have done that (both directions) drive dozens of times since about 1980. Steamboat is ~ 3.5 hours from here. It really took you 24 hours to make that drive CC? How often did you stop along the way? I only stop for gas... I do bathroom breaks and food breaks at gas stops. Maybe I'm just odd... I also prefer to drive overnight as there's less traffic and less interference.
from what I understand is the roads in AK are best traveled in the snow.... Some dont even exist till a lake is frozen over...
Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,
Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.
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