We are Chris and Sue – a retired couple who are taking full advantage of the autumn of our lives. Sue and I have packed a lot into our 37 years together so far. Following the classic path through life, we bought a house, raised three awesome children, moved from Eastern Canada to Western Canada and back again, built two houses, worked hard in rewarding careers, and reached financial independence. Every minute of it has been great fun. Now that the kids are into their own successful careers, and we aren’t building any more houses or meeting deadlines at the office, we are looking for adventure in travel. This may all sound just too classical and boring for some people, but we have some epic adventures planned.
After inspiration from Dan Grec (The Road Chose Me), Tim and Kelsey Huber (Dirt Sunrise), and John and Paula Vlamings (OurBiggerPicture), Sue and I decided that a Pan-American highway adventure was just what we needed. To do the Pan-American, one drives from the Arctic Ocean in North America to the Tierra del Fuego archipelago at the southernmost tip of South America. Since we are Canadian, we have chosen the Canadian version of that trip from Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, Canada to Ushuaia, Argentina. Despite all the craziness in the aftermath of the Covid 19 pandemic, that is our goal.
As you can see from the picture above, we have completed the Tuktoyaktuk and Alaska portions of the Pan-American highway and we are starting the remaining portion in late 2023. Hopefully we find the time and motivation to keep the blog up to date with our journey as it happens.
Because in the end, you won’t remember the times you spent in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.Jack Kerouac
More About Chris
After working for some of the great high tech companies, Chris retired from software development in 2021. Chris found his new passion in what is commonly called “overlanding”. Overlanding is self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal. Chris has always had a love of camping, visiting new places, and getting out into nature. While working, that time was limited to short vacations. Now he is looking forward to making it front and center with many adventures to come.
More About Sue
Sue retired as a Director in a Canadian government crown corporation in 2018. Her passions now are her family, friends, grandchildren and volunteering in our local community. Of course, she is always willing to jump into a new adventure planned by Chris as well. With an equal love of camping and getting out into nature, Sue also looks forward to discovering the culture and beauty of each country along the Pan-American highway.