Road trip Day 1

Yesterday was day 1 of my Road trip from Fairbanks, AK to Fayetteville, NC. 

For this leg I went from Fairbanks to the Cottonwood RV Park. Covering 450 miles that with stops to include a nap took 12 hours. 

The day started bad as I was over weight for the Jeep therefore I had to find a trailer.  Luckily the gentleman at the Uhaul in Fairbanks understood my trouble and he called around until we found a one-way available.  So after crossloading and paying for the trailer I hit the road with determination to make the day better.

Just outside Eilson Air Force Base was near disaster #2.  A huge cow moose and two calves ran right in front of me. Luckily I was able to brake hard enough to avoid them. Unlike the F-150 that took one out not 5 minutes earlier. After a quick stop at the Lazy Moose RV park for a Coke and a snack I hit the road in earnest. 


Somewhere between Delta and Toc I took a short nap because well why not and besides I was late anyway.  And then hit the road for the last 5 hours of driving. 

At the boarder the Mounties were great. Even with Transporting my handgun there were no issues. I had all my paperwork in order signed, paid the fee and was on my way. Friendliest police ever.


Just past the boarder I saw these beautiful animals. A Sow and 2 cubs.

With no other trouble I made it to Cottonwood RV Park at about midnight where I pitched my tent and sacked out. Stay tuned for day 2.


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