Day Two of Driving a 1965 Mustang in Alaska
Drive Alaska, Day 2: Project Road Warrior participates in Rally North America’s Drive Alaska 2016—Day 2
Day two of Drive Alaska 2016 started in Homer, Alaska. The rain had followed us in the previous evening and gave the car a nice bath overnight while we enjoyed ourselves at the Land's End Resort. As we began our roll out of town the fog started to set in. I live by the water in South Carolina so I'm accustomed to some blurry mornings but this was the most extreme I've ever seen; we literally could not see five feet in front of the car. It was a little unnerving passing warning signs for animals as we were surrounded by clouds—I kept waiting for a moose to come through the windshield! Luckily the sun started to burn off the haze and once again we could take in the beautiful scenery surrounding us.
There was a good bit of construction along our route to Girdwood and somehow we ended up on the wrong side of a flagger waiting for a pilot car as most of the group made it through. We decided to do our own thing and stop anywhere that looked entertaining. First stop was at Cooper Landing Visitor Center where we took a moment to play tourists. After that we decided to see how far we could sneak down the boat landing. Check out the pictures—any closer and we would need some floaties!
As we continued north up Alaska's Route 1 the scenery just got better. The sun may have been hiding but the clouds and fog against the backdrop of the mountains was breathtaking. We made it to Hotel Alyeska just in time for a great dinner with our rally buddies. Sometimes it's fun to travel alone because then you get to hear everyone's story. It's amazing how you can all travel on the same road but see such different things.
So far, Project Road Warrior has performed flawlessly for the entire trip. Will it last? Cross your fingers, pray for us, and just wish us some good old-fashioned luck for the rest of our Alaska adventure.
Check out the rest of the Drive Alaska 2016 journey here!