Smiling before the journey begins- maybe that's why he's smiling
Group portrait before we finally get on the road
The obligatory Americans with their car shot
Andrew was in charge of snacks and CDs along the way
Mom happy to say goodbye. It took us awhile to pack
Good bye Pequot Road
Welcome to PA
Snuggly in the back seat.
Strip mine, PA
Andrew in Grosse Ille (gross ill) pumping gas
A classic Michigan landscape- we never took photos in South Chicago. Oh, boy, was that exciting.
Get me out of Gross Ill!!
Running up the dunes, Sand Dunes National Park, IN
Planning my descent
Down the dunes to Lake Superior
Fun on the beach
Fresh water, what a suprise!
Dashing through the sand
Born to run
Me and my boy
Tessa full throttle
Up the bird watching tower
View of the marsh
UP the Dunes
On Mount Jackson Summit
Lead dog in training
Whew. I had a Jack Attack and was feeling pretty congested here.
Running down was really fun
View of the lake
I like the shapes in this photo
Chasing a grouse, Wisonsin. On the way to the park, we got stopped by a cop for a missing license plate light- ie, background check. But we passed, and had a good stay.
The grouse scouts out the situation
Tessa in her safety vest as we climb the wall.
Tikko and Tessa navigate the talus field
Happy on the rocks
At the view point
Trails of Devil's Lake State Park
TIkko enjoying the view
The local orchard in Wisonsin where we picked up some Ida Reds and honey
This is Wisconsin! I nice state after all.
The girls enjoy the view
On the cliff
Ice Age trail. No smilodons, luckily
Emerging from the cave
Tikko enjoying the hike.
More of the talus slope
Interesting water patterns. Almost looks like petrified wood.
Taking down camp in cold Minnesota. $16 for no water, latrine, and no electirc. Brr.
The dry swimming area in Minnesota State Park. Looks fun!
River bottoms hardwoods.
They still have merry go rounds in Canada!
Tikko wants to get on board
A huge raft of snow geese and other waterfowl. Prairie Pothole region, North Dakota
Our Campsite, Buffalo Pound Provincial Park, Saschatewan
Tikko running the hills, Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Huge Pile of Barley, Alberta wheat country
Pyramids of grain
Nice little set up. I bet the farmer's in Cuba by now.
Classic high prairie
Well, I wanted to stay longer but Tikko just caught scent of some deer.
Wood bison, Elk Island National Park, Sascatchewan
Alaska High way speed bump
Great trail. For anyone interested. Elk Island Provincial Park.
Uh oh. Bison evidence.
Taking a pee break in the burned zone.
I canicrossed. Didn't need any dog-bison encounters.
Mama bison and calf.
Even though this picture wasn't intentional, I think it's pretty.
Raven and bison
A couple more bison.
This was a really nice running trail.
National Park symbol
Not too sprightly
I was still sick, but we ended up running pretty quick. Thanks Tikko!
First skijor of the season! Even though it was a pain to stuff everything back in the ski box (I got filthy from road grime), I think it was worth it.
More Alaska highway speed bumps, BC
Whirlpool, -8. Very Cold.
Icy cold view
Off the high way forage
Tessa keeps an eye on the bison
Wow, Bison are exciting!
Wow, it's cold to change! -8 F. Quickly run to pool and...
Liard Hot Springs. Heaven in BC
Hanging out by the source. Hot on top, cold below. Ahhh.
Andrew's feet. The water was chrystal clear
Admiring my biceps??
Andrew or a ghost?
Whoa. Crazy shot. I look crazed by the cold.
Andrew's jumps aren't quite as awesome.
Back on the boardwalk.
When you see these, time to slow down. A lot.
Calm grazing. Unperterbed by us. Totally.
Away they go.
Too cold to linger.
North country now, for sure.
I'm outta here.
Hiking the trail to the river lookout.
Sign post forest.
Beautiful bohemian waxwings, Whitehorse.
Yukon Quest start/finish line.
Sticking my tongue out?
Telling Tikko what a good pulling boy he is.
Ah. Whitehorse ski trails, and hey, my ski form doesn't look too bad!
Whitehorse nordic. Dog friendly and nice trails too.
Sara's cozy living room. She has an eye for cool stuff.
I think I'll buy this print. The essence of the North Woods. Lynx.
Great use of those spare deer antlers!
Great use of river driftwood (I liked Sara's bathroom)
More of the bathroom
Sara home from work relaxing for a bit in the basement
Yukon Christmas Tree
The girls on the beaver pond.
Dogs enjoy the beaver pond.
My first caribou. Pretty cool.
Yummy and very random Thai Food place in Glenallen, AK
The caribou blend right into the road
We finally reach some classic Alaska. Beautiful
Our yummy Thai Food from the little Thai lady at Tok Thai
Description of mountain range in the next photo.
16,000 foot mountains.
Gun sight mountain, Palmer
This made me laugh.
Middle Fork Loop. First ski in Anchorage
I like this!
Denali in the distance.
Emma and Tikko.
On the left of this photo is one of three bull moose.