Three days ago my Son and his family hit the road on a little Jaunt, to their new duty station in Juneau, Alaska. Although Tom has been stationed in Juneau on an earlier tour, this will be the first time for his wife and new daughter. Not wanting them to simply get on a plane and walk out the door into Alaska, he wanted them to experience the trip by land. They estimate the drive will take about 10 days to take it slow and enjoy it as a family vacation.
Their trip started in Michigan and after two days of driving they entered Montana in all it's glory.
I've been getting photos every day from them and the quote with this photo went like this,
"Most of the corners were quite daring to drive through, especially when someone comes towards you in a huge motor home pulling their Buick!"
Photo from top of the mountain, about 11,000 ft above sea level, going along the road north.
I just can't imagine the size of the snow plows used on these roads.. the ones I remember in Illinois were simply the size of back-hoes.
And this is the end of June!
Tom had to pull his car over to give us a visual how deep the snow is on the sides of the road.... His car is a good size SUV.
The Wyoming Rockies
Still so much snow on the first day of Summer!
I have only been to this part of the Country in late Summer and can't imagine the beauty of the snow covered mountains in real life?
I'm looking forward to the photos as they come in each day and to what my daughter-in-law and granddaughter have to say about their little Jaunt to Alaska.
Oh, America the Beautiful!