It is hard to know just where our Alaska expedition begins--in London, England, Indianapolis, IN or somewhere in between.
My fellow adventurer, Winston Wolfrider arrived at JFK in New York on 1st June from London, beginning his part of the expedition across the North American continent to Alaska. The first leg of his journey was to visit friends in western Massachusetts and upstate/northern New York.
I left from Indianapolis on 7th June; heading east, first to Columbus, Ohio to visit a friend then on to Clayton, New York via a two day drive to meet up with The Wolfrider. It has been years since I had the opportunity to see that part of the U.S.
For anyone not familiar with the area, Clayton is in the awesome Thousand Island area on the St. Lawrence River, separating the U. S. from Canada. Clayton is home to Thousand Island salad dressing and the must-see Antique Boat Museum.
So, I suppose we will select Clayton, New York as the start of our across North America, North to Alaska adventure.
In Clayton, we were hosted by the Arnots. John Arnot is an accomplished potter at St. Lawrence Pottery. View his work at www. stlawrencepottery.com, and Lori Arnot owns the successful River Wellness Center, www.riverwellness.net.
While we were in Clayton, the Watertown Daily Times interviewed us about the trip. You can read it here:
Following a community dinner Friday night at the Zenda Farm Preserve operated by the Thousand Island Land Trust (http://www.tilandtrust.org/Preserves/tabid/490/agentType/View/PropertyID/32/Default.aspx) and a family and friends dinner Saturday evening at the Clayton Yacht Club followed by a boat tour of some of the islands (including a stop at a home on one of the islands), we set off Sunday on our 4,300 mile trek across North America in my truck camper.
Here's what The Wolfrider blogged about our first day on the road: