About the Shunpike Experiment
Pronunciation – \ˈshən-ˌpīk\
A side road used to avoid the speed and traffic of a superhighway.
— shun·pik·er \-ˌpī-kər\ noun
— shun·pik·ing \-kiŋ\ noun
Stanley “Stan” Shunpike was a wizard and was the conductor of the Knight Bus in the Harry Potter series of novels.
Sportsmobile (SMB) is a company that specializes in converting passenger vans (Ford, GMC, Dodge) into 4×4 off-road camper vans; Ironhorses.
Alaska is a state that is long, long way from New Orleans (4200 miles using the ‘direct route’) and a prime target for an Ironhorse.
That’s Michel. She’s eating for two.
We believe that “what the heart loves, heals”. We love adventure, travel, each other (we’re like beans and rice) and Lil Gleazy, who is en route to earthling, human form. We believe that living in “the present” is a step toward salvation, nirvana, awareness & happiness. Drink it up. Get Busy Livin!!
We will be working our way north but first we will head west to Los Angeles. Marina Del Rey has become a little sanctuary for us. Thanks Señor!
From LA we will pass through Carmel on our way to San Francisco. Family and friends, who have become family, in these parts. We will then work our way north to the Gorge at George, Washington; a ‘final destination’ for this leg of the trip. Sasquatch Festival is held at the Gorge on memorial day weekend and our good friend will be hosting.
For the second leg of the trip we plan to visit Glacier National park then spend the 4th of July at Coeur D’ Alene (CDA) with friends. From CDA we will make our way north to Alaska via Banff NP and Jasper NP. Nothing solid beyond that. We intend to stay in Denali NP & Kodiak NP in Alaska and then load the Ironhorse on a ferry to come down through the “Inside Passage”. The Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia are a prime target as well.