On June 17, 2015, we set out from Texas for a tour of the northwestern parts of the USA and Canada, with the most northerly destination at the Arctic Circle in Alaska. We are always amazed that people want to know about where we go, what we see, whom we encounter, etc., but we continue to receive requests for information about our activities, so here goes. We are professional retirees, not professional bloggers, so please withhold judgment on our efforts. This trip will include visits with friends in addition to sights of traveling and making new friends. The entire trip should take about three months (Alaska is a long way from Texas, for our European friends!), and we will use this forum to post photos and experiences. We hope you enjoy it. If not, quit looking.