Thursday, July 11, 2013

Leavin' on a Jet Plane! - (Part one, #1)

Reservations made                    -   Check.

Tickets bought                           -   Check.

House sitters moved in              -   Check.

Robot packed and ready to go  -   Check.

 Ken too..........Yup.

Let the hogfamily lower 48 adventure begin!

We had been looking for a larger RV for a couple of years as we have out grown our current RV affectionatly known as the LRT.

Decent used RVs are hard to come by in Alaska. The newer ones are expensive, the affordable ones have very high mileage or are in rough shape.

Last September we bought a really nice RV from a wonderful couple in Longmont Colorado. Joseph and I took it on a quick road trip to northern California where it is stored at my Sister and Bro-in-Law's home. We decided to leave it in the lower 48 so we could travel around our amazing country for awhile before we bring it to Alaska.

So.....all of you that have offered to host the hogfamily don't be surprised if you wake up one morning with the hogfamily RV in your driveway!

We now have a BRT!

This is the BRT on the Bonneville Salt Flats. We got her up to 97 MPH on the measured two mile!

Anyways back to the adventure.......

Eagerly awaiting our flight.

 Pre-flight shenanigans......

 Ready for departure. 

(For some reason I was a little lax taking photos in the beginning of our adventure.) 

So we will start with a day trip to Fern Canyon.

Gold Bluff Beach

After a great hike and beach combing it was time for dinner at the Samoa Cookhouse.


Meals are served all you can eat family style and are really good!

Next stop was the Oregon Caves. The last time I was there I think I was about eight years old. You know the caves haven't changed a bit.

Our most wonderful guide. She was great with our boys.

In the same area we did a little gold panning.

 Stay tuned for Part one #2...........


  1. What a great trip--can't wait for more--if you ever make it to the east coast you can park in our driveway!

    1. We are thinking about an East Coast trip September 2014 or 2015. Hope your driveway is long enough.