Itinerary and Provisions

Here you can read about the itinerary and provisions.

Alex’s Destinations:

  1. Starting Point: Issaquah, WA
  2. Clinton, WA (on Whidbey Island, one of the San Juan Islands in the Puget Sound)
  3. Freeland, WA (also on Whidbey)
  4. Issaquah, WA
  5. Spokane, WA
  6. Coeur d’Alene, ID
  7. Minneapolis, MN
  8. Chicago, TN,
  9. Boise, ID
  10. Placerville, CA (near Sacramento)
  11. Gresham, OR (near Portland)
  12. Lacey, WA (near Olympia)
  13. Tacoma, WA (near Seattle)
  14. Issaquah, WA

Tourist Destinations:

  • Redwood Forest (California)
  • Mt. Rushmore (South Dakota)
  • Crazy Horse (South Dakota)
  • The Badlands (South Dakota)
  • Devil’s Tower (Wyoming)

Please provide sight-seeing suggestions for the following states!

  • North Dakota
  • Montana
  • Minnesota
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Wyoming
  • Utah
  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • Oregon

Total miles: roughly 5,500

Total driving time: roughly 90 hours

Number of states seen: 11-14

Start Date: 22 October 2012

End Date: 20 December 2012

Provisions:

    1. Clothes
      1. Many t-shirts. Some long-sleeve, others short
      2. Nice pair of jeans
      3. Favorite pair of jeans
      4. Lotsa wool socks
      5. Cotton socks
      6. Red sweater
      7. Two fleeces
      8. Winter snow cap
      9. Gloves
      10. Mittens
      11. Scarf
      12. Shoes
      13. Orange coat
      14. Boots
      15. Gators
      16. Work clothes
        • Shirt
        • Jeans
        • Coat
      17. Set of dress clothes
        • White shirt
        • Black wool plants
        • Blue tie
        • Black socks
      18. Swimming trunks!
    2. Tools
      1. Caulking gun
      2. Duct tape
      3. Leatherman
      4. Pocketknife
      5. Ratchet tie-downs
      6. Screw driver
      7. Shovel
      8. Utility knife
      9. Wrench set
    3. Food provisions
      1. Food
        • Beans
        • Cane sugar
        • Case of water bottles (emergency supply)
        • Chocolate
        • Crackers
        • Eggs (Hard-bioled)
        • Fresh coffee beans
        • Fruit
        • Hot chocolate
        • Pasta
        • Rice
        • Salt & pepper
        • Starbucks Via (coffee)
        • Tea
        • Tortillas
      2. Cooking tools
        • Can opener
        • Fork
        • Knife
        • Long-nose lighter
        • Mess kit
        • Spoon
        • Stove
        • Thermos
        • White fuel
    4. Miscellaneous
      1. Absentee ballots and voter’s guides
      2. Bungee cord
      3. Desanitizing wipes
      4. Extra headlight lamp
      5. Extra piece of foam
      6. First-aid kits
      7. Flashlight
      8. Give-a-way Bibles
      9. Hand sanitizer
      10. Key duplicates
      11. Kleenex
      12. Lens cleaner
      13. Mini-tripod
      14. Paper towels
      15. Pen and pencils
      16. Plastic bags
      17. Printed state maps
      18. Snowshoes
      19. Sunglasses
      20. Tarp
      21. Toiletries
      22. Towels
      23. Tripod
      24. Twine
      25. Water bottle
      26. Weatherproof matches
    5. Books:
      • Bilingual Bible
      • Getting funded
      • Journal
      • Ruthless trust
    6. Vehicle operation
      1. Antifreeze
      2. Emergency flares
      3. Ice scrapper & snow brush combo
      4. Jumper cables
      5. Motor Oil
      6. Tire chains
      7. Tire wedges (two pieces of firewood lol)
      8. Vehicle user’s manual
      9. Window defogger
    7. Sleeping provisions
      • Cotton comforter
      • Earplugs
      • Mattress
      • Sleeping bag
      • Velcro drapes for canopy
      • Wool blanket
    8. Electronics (never left in car unattended!)
      1. Alarm clock
      2. Battery charger
      3. Canon SLR camera
      4. Extra batteries
      5. GPS
      6. Headphones
      7. Laptop
      8. Miscellaneous cards not fitting in my wallet
      9. Music CDs
      10. Pont-and-shoot camera
      11. Rechargeable batteries
      12. USB drive
      13. Wireless mouse
    9. For delivery:
      • Art supplies
      • Empty CD cases
      • Old clunker laptop
      • Special license plate

The Vehicle

4WD 1989 Ford Ranger

This is the ship (or lifeboat, really)  that will take me East and then West across the terrainal sea of the United States of America. The truck started the trip with about 123,700 miles, and has just received a lot of maintenance, some of it precautionary.

Route Rough Draft

The Departure


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