Sunday, May 17, 2009

Stella: Loaded for Bear...

The tinkering, packing, convenient delays and sad goodbyes are done. Here's a shot of Stella fully packed and raring to go. Right after I publish this entry I'll be hitting the road on the first leg of a journey that will take me through Las Vegas, Yellowstone, British Columbia, then through Alaska, a few degrees north of the Arctic Circle, across Canada to Boston, and finally back home to San Diego. will allow me to stay connected even in Whitehorse, in the Yukon Territory (two locations!), so I hope you check in whenever you can and share this adventure with me. For those of you of the gmail persuasion who want to track my exact location, I've set up Google Latitude. Just send an email to using your gmail address and I'll send you a Google Latitude invite.

That's it for now. I'm off to Las Vegas!



  1. Be careful, have fun, drive safely. We will miss you but will be following closely. We love you cuz!!!

  2. msparks58@yahoo.comMay 18, 2009 at 7:48 AM

    Stay safe, Petah! See you at Niagara Falls.
    Much Love, AM in the PM.

  3. Pete, looking good! Hope to see you in Minnie...good luck and looking forward to your posts!

  4. Great pictures Pete! Thanks for posting!
    Safe travels!

  5. I'm so proud of you Pete! I just wish I could have jumped in the van at the last minute to join you.....your co-pilot is missing on this trip! I'll be holding down the fort and keeping an eye on you every day via Google Latitude. Have as slice of reindeer sausage pizza for me in Alaska eh? Love you!


  6. That's awesome Petey! Congrats on making it out on the open road and have a blast!

    We'll be looking forward to your tales of adventure and can't wait to reconnect once you get back.

    When you come back from Boston you should swing into D.C. and take a pit stop. We have plenty of room and would love to host you on a portion of your journey!

  7. Have a great trip! I can't wait to see your pictures. :)

  8. You look refreshed, prepared, and raring to go. Have a wonderful first leg of your journey! And please don't offer Stella 2 as collateral for that elusive winning hand of poker in Vegas. Bon voyage Pete! Lokedog

  9. Hi Pete,
    you are making excellent time. Hope you are having a blast. It is so great to be able to follow your exploits and I look forward to seeing you when you get here. I also, wanted to say, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sorry i am late but iternet connection went down at home.